colin’s ghost

Colin’s Ghost: Remembering the iron horse Jack Atkin

On the Colin’s Ghost blog, guest poster T.J. Connick tells the story of Jack Atkin, a remarkable Thoroughbred who ran over a century ago: “Named for a bookmaker, Jack Atkin carried owner Barney Schreiber’s purple, orange sleeves, and red cap to victory at 23 race tracks in three countries. Feared in sprint races, he was […]

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Colin’s Ghost: Just who was Jim Dandy?

In anticipation of Saturday’s venerable Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, Colin’s Ghost digs around for the story of Jim Dandy, the horse who beat Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox in the 1930 Travers at odds of 100-1: “By the end of the 1930s, Jim Dandy’s name had become synonymous with the possibility of the impossible […]

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Colin’s Ghost: The original Monmouth Parks

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 […]

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