How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders
Brian Thomas Gallagher
How Kentucky Became Southern:
A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders
by Maryjean Wall
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Few things revel so freely in the pageantry and nostalgia of southern identity as the scene surrounding Churchill Downs on Derby Day. In fact, bluegrass horse country in general—with its white fences, white suits, and white spectators—is the very vision of a moneyed southern idyll: juleps, gentility, charming women, and, most important, fast thoroughbreds.
To those who know, the raising of champion blood horses in this