|BBL: Bare Knuckles and Saratoga Racing: The Remarkable Life of John Morrissey|
Event Type: Adult Programs|
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Join Brien Bouyea for a look at the life and times of Saratoga Race course founder John Morrissey. Nicknamed “Old Smoke,” Morrissey was an undefeated bare-knuckle boxer and leader of the Dead Rabbits gang in New York City before coming to Saratoga and establishing organized thoroughbred racing. He went on to become a two-term United States Congressman and was twice elected to the New York State Senate. No registration required.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room
Presenter: Brien Bouyea