The Living Room Bijou: “Jockey”: One Man’s Last Ride

(Credit: Sony Pictures Classics)

Though it thrives most everywhere else around the globe, Thoroughbred horse racing is the sick man of American sports. The “Sport of Kings” was once as popular as baseball, more popular than football. Nowadays, American racetracks, some of the most beautiful sports stadiums anywhere, feel like haunted palaces on most days (except for occasions like the Kentucky Derby).

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Thomas Burchfield

Thomas Burchfield

Essayist, film critic, humorist, and novelist. The author of 1920s noir gangster novel , BUTCHERTOWN, available at Amazon and other booksellers.