Horse Racing in Toronto

1937-1941 : Why those years?

I decided to focus on the time period between 1937 and 1941 because it included both the Great Depression and the start of the Second World War; I was curious about the impacts these events had on the horse racing industry in Toronto.
I was also inspired by other great racehorses, notably Phar Lap, Whirlaway, and the rivalry between Seabiscuit and War Admiral, that raced around the same time period. I wanted to explore the great Canadian racehorses from the era.
Finally, copyright was a significant aspect that had to be considered. Copyright had expired for this time period, as in Canada photographs taken before 1949 are now in the public domain.[1]

A few facts about horse racing during the Great Depression and the Second World War:
[1] Jean Dryden, Demystifying Copyright: A Researcher’s Guide to Copyright in Canadian Libraries and Archives, Second Edition (Ottawa: Canadian Library Association, 2014).
[2]“Expect 25,000 to View Plate Classic Today,” The Globe and Mail, May 21, 1938, page 28.
[3] “Record Branch Crown sees Bunty Lawless Win,” The Globe and Mail, October 11, 1938, page 15.
[4] “They Race Today for Bonds at Long Branch,” The Globe and Mail, June 4, 1941, page 17.

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