Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
How Kentucky Became SouthernA Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Maryjean Wall

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813126050

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813126050.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use (for details see http://www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 April 2018

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
How Kentucky Became Southern
Author(s):

Maryjean Wall

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813126050.003.0001

Thoroughbred horse racing experienced an explosive growth in popularity from 1865 to 1910, but Kentucky lost its dominant position as the locus for the breeding of racehorses. The overarching theme behind this struggle to build a Kentucky horse industry was the realization among the region's horsemen that they could not begin to do so without luring the big money from outside capitalists into central Kentucky. Kentucky racehorse breeders got left behind in the new expansion of the sport, even before the Civil War had ended. Racing shifted to the northeast, Bluegrass breeders lost valuable horses to both armies as well as to guerrillas and outlaws, and the only plan of action for a productive future resided with Robert Aitcheson Alexander, the owner of Woodburn Farm, and his handpicked associates.

Keywords:   racehorse, breeders, Civil War, Bluegrass, Kentucky

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .