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BBL: Bare Knuckles and Saratoga Racing: The Remarkable Life of John Morrissey

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 6/13/2019
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
 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
Contact: LWies
Presenter: Brien Bouyea