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  • Man o' Warby Dorothy Ours

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 7.99

    His trainer said that managing him was like holding a tiger by the tail. His owner compared him to ?chain lightning.? His jockeys found their lives transformed by him, in triumphant and distressing ways. All of them became caught in a battle for honesty. Born in 1917, Man o? War grew from a rebellious youngster into perhaps the greatest racehorse... more...

  • The Ghost Horseby Joe Layden

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    In The Ghost Horse, Joe Layden tells the inspiring true tale of a one-eyed, club-footed thoroughbred racehorse and a journeyman trainer, Tim Snyder, who scraped together every penny he had to purchase the broken and unwanted filly. Snyder helped the horse overcome its deficiencies, eventually naming her in part after his deceased wife, Lisa, the... more...

  • Wild Rideby Anne Hagedorn Auerbach

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 10.99

    Using many never-reported facts, award-winning writer Anne Hagedorn Auerbach chronicles the compelling and tragic story behind the downfall of Thoroughbred racing's crown jewel. more...

  • Horses for Coursesby Anne Holland

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 13.58

    There can be no better way of getting to know Ireland than by visiting its racecourses: from the glamour of Leopardstown and the class of The Curragh to the majestic mountains around Killarney; from the warm welcome at Gowran Park and Clonmel to the summer holidaymakers' meetings and 'industry' days in the winter months. At any one of these venues,... more...

  • An Arm And Four Legsby Stan Hey

    Random House 2012; US$ 13.58

    Ever wondered what it might be like to own a horse, not just back it with a pony on the nose - own it? Stan Hey did. A veteran of the windswept racecourses of National Hunt he finally decided to stop betting on other people's horses and join the inner circle. With the growth of partnerships and syndicates this has become increasingly possible so... more...

  • The Longest Shotby John Eisenberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    On the first Saturday in May every year in Louisville, Kentucky, shortly after 5:30 PM, a new horse attains racing immortality. The Kentucky Derby is like no other race, and its winners are the finest horses in the world. Covered in rich red roses, surrounded by flashing cameras and admiring crowds, these instant celebrities bear names like Citation,... more...

  • The Kentucky Harness Horseby Ken McCarr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    This informative book shows how the influence of Kentucky Standard breeding spread across the nation and finally around the world. Here is the story of the horses and farms, the men and women who made it possible. Rich with anecdote and founded on a unique store of learning, it will delight both the newcomer to the sport and the lifelong devotee. more...

  • Headless Horsemenby Jim Squires

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 7.99

    A pointed and irreverent critique of thoroughbred racing?s breakdown, by a prominent journalist turned horse breeder Jim Squires was in trouble. He had gone from one business seemingly intent on committing suicide to another, both led over the cliff by visionless leaders. First it was the newspaper bean-counters? blind adherence to the demands... more...

  • Affirmedby Lou Sahadi; Steve Cauthen

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    In 1978, racing fans witnessed a rivalry for the ages when a horse hailing from Harbor View Farm named Affirmed and an eighteen-year-old jockey dubbed ?Stevie Wonder? faced off against the celebrated Alydar and emerged victorious in each leg of the Triple Crown---by a combined margin of less than two lengths. In this long-overdue biography of Affirmed,... more...

  • Battleship: A Daring Heiress, a Teenage Jockey, and America's Horseby Dorothy Ours

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The moving story of a tough little horse, a gifted boy, and a woman ahead of her time.   The youngest jockey, the smallest horse, and an unconventional heiress who disliked publicizing herself.  Together, near Liverpool, England, they made a leap of faith on a spring day in 1938: overriding the jockey?s father, trusting the boy and the horse... more...