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Animals and Politics

Ann Fairfax Withington

in Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195068351
eISBN:
9780199853984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068351.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter looks into the practices and politics of cockfighting and horseracing during the American Revolution. It also delves into the political effects and moral implications these two sports ... More


Betting and Bookmaking: Social Class and the Racecourse Bookmaker

David Miers

in Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276158
eISBN:
9780191711145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276158.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on betting with bookmakers, principally on the outcome of horseraces. Betting between individuals posed little concern for the Home Office or police until the emergence of ... More


Introduction

Mike Huggins

in Horseracing and the British 1919-30

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065286
eISBN:
9781781701669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065286.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Horseracing has a powerful claim to be Britain's leading interwar sport. Study of racing sheds light on a leading national sport that played a key role in the way the British imagined their social ... More


Horseracing, the media and British leisure culture, 1918–39

Mike Huggins

in Horseracing and the British 1919-30

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065286
eISBN:
9781781701669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065286.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The inter-relationships between racing and British culture, society and the media were ambiguous, complicated and subtle. This chapter explores the highly complex, sophisticated and resolutely ... More


A criminological history of sport

Nic Groombridge

in Sports Criminology: A Critical Criminology of Sport and Games

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323150
eISBN:
9781447323174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323150.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides a very partial history of a number of sports which picks out the legal/criminal aspects involved, as well as the cultural significance of those sports which may have ... More


A Maverick from a Family of Mavericks

Carlton Jackson

in Kentucky Maverick: The Life and Adventures of Colonel George M. Chinn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161051
eISBN:
9780813165516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161051.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in 1902, George M. Chinn was decorated for service in four wars: World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. With his father warden of a local jail ... More


“Result of the Rockinghorse Races”: The Ironic Culture of Racing in Joyce’s Ulysses and Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner”

Carl F. Miller

in Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060477
eISBN:
9780813050737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060477.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This article considers the significant role of horseracing in both James Joyce’s masterpiece, Ulysses (1922), and D. H. Lawrence’s classic short story, “The Rocking-Horse Winner” (1926). Both works ... More


A Revolution in Sporting Culture

Kenneth Cohen

in They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501705496
eISBN:
9781501714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705496.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Two covers the same time period as Chapter One, but draws from newspapers and letters instead of financial records to emphasize the perspective of participants rather than investors. The ... More


Sport Reborn

Kenneth Cohen

in They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501705496
eISBN:
9781501714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705496.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Three moves ahead from the Revolution, covering the period from the 1780s to the 1820s. In this “early national” era, elite investors decided to try again to craft genteel sport, though they ... More


Racing for America: The Horse Race of the Century and the Redemption of a Sport

James C. Nicholson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180649
eISBN:
9780813180687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

On October 20, 1923, at New York's Belmont Park, Kentucky Derby champion Zev toed the starting line alongside Papyrus, winner of England's greatest horse race, the Epsom Derby. The $100,000 purse for ... More


Taking a Gamble

Andrew C. A. Elliott

in What are the Chances of That?: How to Think About Uncertainty

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198869023
eISBN:
9780191905490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869023.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Gambling is an ancient human activity. We indulge ourselves by allowing ourselves to experience the dangers and thrills of chance in a somewhat controlled way. The history of lotteries and related ... More


Introduction

James C. Nicholson

in Racing for America: The Horse Race of the Century and the Redemption of a Sport

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180649
eISBN:
9780813180687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180649.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

On October 20, 1923, at Belmont Park in New York, Kentucky Derby champion Zev toed the starting line alongside Epsom Derby winner Papyrus, England's top three-year-old colt. Few happenings had ever ... More


American Dreams

James C. Nicholson

in Racing for America: The Horse Race of the Century and the Redemption of a Sport

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180649
eISBN:
9780813180687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180649.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Chapter One discusses the rural roots of the men most responsible for Zev's racing career: oil tycoon Harry F. Sinclair, the owner; cantankerous trainer Sam Hildreth; and jockey Earl Sande, a budding ... More


Progress

James C. Nicholson

in Racing for America: The Horse Race of the Century and the Redemption of a Sport

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180649
eISBN:
9780813180687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180649.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Chapter two explains the shutdown of racing in New York following the passage of a series of anti-gambling laws pushed by governor Charles Evans Hughes amid a national wave of Progressive Era reform. ... More


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