If you are a fan of largely unknown horse racing history, Colin's Ghost is a must read. His most recent post about the two original Monmouth Parks and the history he digs up is fascinating to say the least. For instance, one of the original tracks was called Ascot of America and was forced to close down five years later when “reformers” put an end to wagering in New Jersey.
Imagine that, gambling in New Jersey! My stars!
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