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Off-Track and OnlineThe Networked Spaces of Horse Racing$
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Holly Kruse

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034418

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034418.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Off-Track and Online

Holly Kruse

The MIT Press

This chapter introduces the idea that the spaces of horse racing have long been mediated spaces, and that the racing industry helped pioneer the development of communication and information networks. It examines the utility of the concept of “media publics” in understanding the relationships among racing participants, technologies, and the institutions of horse racing. This chapter also discusses ways of thinking about networks and information flows on various levels by using horse racing as an exemplar, and it summarizes how horse racing has spearheaded changes in the configuration of public and private spaces. Finally, the chapter notes that horse racing’s spatial practices, in the reconfiguration of public and domestic leisure space, serve capitalist logic, despite their participatory nature.

Keywords:   networks, technology, horse racing, space, leisure, capitalism, media publics

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