"As the subtitle promises, the book consists of unexpected tales regarding Saratoga people, horses, and happenings--things that even certain racing historians had no previous clue about. Kane and Carter are uniquely well-equipped to guide readers down this curious road less traveled." --Mary Simon, Daily Racing Forum
About the Author
Allan Carter was a law librarian at the New York State Library for thirty years, retiring in 2003. In 1995, he was given the West Excellence in Government Law Librarianship Award. Prominent among his many publications were New York State Constitution: Sources of Legislative Intent
and Public Library Law in New York State
. Immediately upon his retirement, he joined the National Museum of Racing as an assistant to the historian and became the museum's historian in 2004.
Mike Kane was a newspaper sportswriter and columnist for thirty years, twenty-five of them at the Schenectady Gazette. In 2005, he began a nearly five-year tour as the communications officer at the National Museum of Racing. He won the Red Smith Kentucky Derby Writing Contest five consecutive years and is a former president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association. An active freelance writer and photographer, he is the author of Minor in Name Only: The History of the Adirondack Red Wings.