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The Hidden History of Horse Racing in Kentucky (2019)

Mariam interviews Foster Ockerman, Jr., author of Hidden History of Horse Racing in Kentucky, and President and Chief Historian of the Lexington History Museum about his book and horse racing in Kentucky. They discuss horse racing in early Kentucky, the earliest established racetracks for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, the founding of Churchill Downs in Louisville, and the Civil War’s effect on horse racing in Kentucky. You can find Hidden History of Horse Racing in Kentucky in the library's catalog for checkout here:

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Tales from the Kentucky Room is hosted by Mariam Addarrat and produced by Erin West.

Mariam is the Manager of Collection Services. She has worked at the Lexington Public Library since 2013, where she started as a Librarian at the Central Library. Currently, she’s enjoying listening to podcasts on history, cooking, parenting, and gardening.

Erin is the Virtual Services Librarian. She's worked for Lexington Public Library since 2003 and began her work with audio editing in 2012 while working at the Northside Branch. Erin enjoys listening to history, true crime and tv show recap podcasts.

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