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- HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 25.28
During the boom years of the 1980s, the massed oil wealth of the princes of Dubai and Saudi Arabia were pitted against British millionaire Robert Sangster in a battle for control of one of the world?s rarest, most precious and most unpredictable commodities: top-pedigree thoroughbread racehorses. more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 8.99
This entertaining behind-the-scenes study takes the dedicated horse-player to California's tracks to meet Jack Kaenel, who booted Aloma's Ruler to victory in the Preakness, and Chuck Jenda, who trained Brown Bess to an Eclipse Award. These and many other professionals are by your side as races are analyzed, bets placed, and questions answered about... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 75.95
The Encyclopedia of British Horse Racing offers an innovative approach to one of Britain's oldest sports. While it considers the traditional themes of gambling and breeding, and contains biographies of human personalities and equine stars, it also devotes significant space to neglected areas. Entries include: social, economic and political forces... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99
This fun and witty exposť of horse racing in America goes behind the scenes at the track, providing a serious gambler's-eye-view of the action. Ted McClelland spent a year at tracks and off-track betting facilities in Chicago and across the country, profiling the people who make a career of gambling on horses. This account follows his personal journey... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 17.00 US$ 13.94
"May be the most fascinating untold sports story in American history."--Charles Osgood, anchor, CBS News Sunday Morning "Winkfield's story is so incredible you'll find yourself wondering why you've never heard it before."--MSNBC "Winkfield's life (is) an unbelievable ride."--ESPN "For once, a book's breathless subtitle is accurate."-- The Washington... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 22.95 US$ 18.82
"After a number of up-the-track finishes by authors trying to emulate the success of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling Seabiscuit: An American Legend , a worthy successor has at last broken out of the pack . . .Winkfield's story is so incredible you'll find yourself wondering why you've never heard it before." --MSNBC "One of the most extraordinary... more...
- Eclipse Press 2006; US$ 9.99
Every horse breeder's goal is for his or her mare to give birth to a healthy and thriving foal. But to achieve that happy result, much care and attention must go toward proper management of the mare and stallion, and, once it has arrived, the foal. This book will help horse breeders, especially those new to breeding horses, sift through the details... more...
- Eclipse Press 2000; US$ 9.99
The life and times of Man o' War, whose legend continues to grow more than half a century after his death, are chronicled in this exhaustive biography. Man o' War was bred in Kentucky and quickly became a sports hero through such amazing feats as winning the Belmont Stakes by more than 20 lengths and the Lawrence Realization by 100 lengths.... more...
- Eclipse Press 2007; US$ 9.99
The early 20th century was called the Golden Age of Sport in America with such heroes as Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey grabbing headlines. And alongside them on the front page were horses such as Man o War, Colin, and Gallant Fox. The men who trained these champion racehorses became icons in their right, shaping the landscape of American horse racing... more...
- Eclipse Press 2007; US$ 9.99
On June 9, 1973, the entire world was witness to one of the greatest performances not only in racing, but in all of sports. The great Secretariat was attempting to become the first Triple Crown winner since Citation in 1948. For 25 years the racing world had waited for a champion worthy of the coveted Triple Crown, and on this day, they were not disappointed.... more...