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Yankee Doodle Dandy: The Life and Times of Tod Sloan (Paperback)

Author: John Dizikes

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In the 1890s the world of racing was turned on its ear by a young American who rode horses as no professional jockey had ever ridden: Tod Sloan hitched up his stirrups and thrust his weight far forward. Traditionalists laughed at first and dismissed him as a novelty, but as he came to dominate racing on both sides of the Atlantic, his style of riding became widely imitated, and his famous "forward seat" remains universally practiced to this day. Sloan's place in racing lore and popular culture was cemented in 1904 when George M. Cohan wrote and starred in "Little Johnny Jones, a Broadway musical based on Sloan's rise and fall in England.

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Publisher University of Nebraska Press
Mfg Part# 9780803266414
SKU 36272304
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0803266413
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0225
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
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