The original purpose of this volume was to show the extent which the raising and racing of thoroughbreds was carried on in Tennessee during the first half of the twentieth century. Most books about thoroughbreds of the period are devoted chiefly to the science of breeding and methods of training, and are of interest only to the horseman. This volume endeavors to emphasize the effect that all these theories and experiments had on the custom and habits of people. A fascinating and insightful exploration of the subject, this antique book will be of much value to those with an interest in equine history and is one not to be missed by the discerning collector. The chapters of this book include: 'Speaking Generally', 'English Aristocrats', 'First Families of Virginia', 'Hardy Tennessee Pioneers', 'Knee Deep in Clover', 'Tennessee and North Alabama', 'Getting Their Money Back', etcetera. This text was originally published in 1916, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on the subject.