Sports Dring the 1920s

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  • Topic: British flat racing Champion Jockey, Jockey, Epsom Derby
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When sports grew during the 1920s the nation grew along with the expansion. Sports can be traced back as far as mankind in any culture and history. Olympic Games were held every four years at Olympia. At the world's greatest event, all of athletes make the great effort to try for medal. It is not only shows strength, but also shows honor of a country. At the same time, the athletes also deserve large sum of money. The roaring 1920s was a time where Americans were living the American dream. The roaring 1920’s was effected by many inventions and a new life that Americans were adapting to. The production of the Model T’s, Baseball, Fashion, and Prohibition affected the 1920s. Americans were learning how to live the life. Sports were the greatest thing that happened during the 1920s because it helped the nation grow larger and stronger within itself. There were basically three types of sports that swept the nation away from everything else. Animal sports grew larger with the expansion of dog races and horse races became bigger around the world. Ball sports were starting to grow especially in tennis and baseball was as American as apple pie. Non-ball sports took the scene with the Olympics still being new, new water sports were invented, and swimming made a splash everywhere. Let’s take off to the gun.

Animal sports really took over with gambling producing more spectators but also new kind of race. Horse racing was already there but American heroes grew from it. The best that came from that era was Steve Donoghue. He was Champion Jockey 10 times between 1914 and 1923 and was one of the most celebrated horse racing sportsmen of all time. In 1904 he won his first winner in France, before returning to England to dominate the sport for the next two decades. The greatest victories that came from Donoghue came from the Epsom Derby in which he won six times. He won the English Triple Crown in 1915 and 1917. From 1914 to 1923, Steve Donoghue was dubbed champion jockey. To...
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