Down the Stretch: The Story of Colonel Matt J. Winn

Winn, Matt J., as told to Frank G. Menke. Down the Stretch: The Story of Colonel Matt J. Winn. NY: Smith & Durrell 1945. xviii, 299p + several photos. Good sturdy hardcover (ex-lib. in buckram rebinding, with usual marks). ** Lively life of the colorful promoter who saw the first Kentucky Derby, grew up to become the longtime owner of Churchill Downs, and turned the Derby into the most popular race in America. Many colorful details about racing from the 1880s on. Item #16255

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