9780815609858

The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York, 1865-1913

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  • ISBN13:

    9780815609858

  • ISBN10:

    081560985X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/30/2011
  • Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
The Rise of Horse Racing in Americap. 1
The American Jockey Club and the Rebirth of the New York Turfp. 16
The Emergence of the Brooklyn Racetracks, 1879-86p. 46
The Ives Pool Law of 1887p. 79
Politics and the Turf in New Jersey, 1870-94p. 101
From the Board of Control to The Jockey Club, 1891-94p. 137
The Poolroom Business in Metropolitan New York, 1863-98p. 175
New York Racing under Attack, 1894-96p. 214
A Glorious Decade of Racing: The New York Turf, 1897-1907p. 235
The Gambling Trust and the Poolrooms, 1899-1913p. 264
The Demise and Resurrection of Racing in New York, 1907-13p. 302
Conclusion: Racing, Machine Politics, and Organized Crimep. 349
Abbreviationsp. 359
Notesp. 361
Bibliographyp. 413
Indexp. 431
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