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Drivers Up Story of American Harness Racing by Dwight Akers ~ 1938 Illustrated

Drivers Up Story of American Harness Racing by Dwight Akers ~ 1938 Illustrated

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Drivers Up by Dwight Akers Story of American Harness Racing ~ 1938 Illustrated

"Drivers Up: The Story of American Harness Racing"" is a comprehensive book that delves into the history and evolution of harness racing in the United States. Written by Dwight Akers, a renowned author and expert in the field of equine sports, this book offers a fascinating insight into the world of harness racing and its impact on American society.The book covers the early days of harness racing, dating back to the 19th century when it was a popular form of entertainment in rural communities. It explores the various factors that contributed to the growth of the sport, including the development of new technologies, the rise of gambling, and the emergence of prominent drivers and horses.Throughout the book, Akers provides detailed profiles of some of the most famous harness racing drivers in American history, including Billy Haughton, Stanley Dancer, and John Campbell. He also highlights the achievements of some of the most successful horses, such as Dan Patch, Adios, and Greyhound.In addition to the stories of individual drivers and horses, "Drivers Up" also examines the broader social and cultural context of harness racing. It explores the role of women in the sport, the impact of harness racing on the economy, and the controversies surrounding the use of performance-enhancing drugs.Overall, "Drivers Up" is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of American sports, equine sports, or the intersection of sports and society. With its engaging writing style, detailed research, and fascinating insights, this book is sure to captivate and inform readers of all backgrounds and interests.
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