New book explores horse racing history in St. Louis

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(KTVI)-Did you know that horse racing was once more popular sport than baseball in St. Louis? From 1767 to 1905, St. Louisans rooted for their horses on almost 20 different racing venues in the area.

Local historian Nancy Carver captures the thrill of the sport in her book “Making Tracks: The Untold Story of Horse Racing in St. Louis.” Carver will discuss her book on October 27, 2014, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the St. Louis County Library headquarters in Frontenac, MO.

Royalties from sales of the book will go to benefit Therapeutic Horsemanship, which will soon change its name to TREE House of Greater St. Louis.

Website: Reedy Press Bookstore