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- Eclipse Press 2008; US$ 9.99
Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier. Chris Evert had Martina Navratilova. Jack Nicklaus had Arnold Palmer. And, Affirmed had Alydar. These great sport rivals will forever be intertwined in history. Rivalries are why we tune in. Theyre what we discuss at the water cooler the next morning after a big game. Horse Racings Greatest Rivalries explores... more...
- Eclipse Press 2006; US$ 9.99
Some of horse racings most respected authorities looked at feats of greatness, world records, legendary rivalries, and innovations to rank the sports top 100 moments. They weighed individual accomplishments against industry initiatives, innovations against lucky breaks to come up with the definitive list. They pondered Secretariats... more...
- Eclipse Press 2004; US$ 9.99
A concise guide to the major Thoroughbred auction companies, types of sales, price ranges, and buying and selling protocols. This guide is the first in a series from The Blood-Horse magazine, the international authority on racing and breeding. more...
- Eclipse Press 2007; US$ 9.99
Pinhooking is the practice of buying a horse, then reselling it for a profit. A high-risk venture, pinhooking can reap major rewards, but it can also backfire when a horse is resold for less than the original purchase price. The Blood-Horse Guide to Pinhooking for Profit can provide prospective pinhookers with a plan for making educated purchases,... more...
- Eclipse Press 2002; US$ 9.99
Even against the backdrop of the seventies, a decade of equine superstars and Triple Crown winners, Ruffian's story stands out as one of the most poignant of her time. This great black filly, often mistaken for a colt because of her impressive size, soared to record-breaking heights. Along the way she garnered a following of both hardened... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
In the Sport of Kings, races aren't made just by the animals that run them, but by the voices that call them. This book covers 11 of the top racetrack announcers in the United States: Tom Durkin, Kurt Becker, Dave Rodman, Michael Wrona, Terry Wallace, Larry Collmus, John Dooley, Luke Kruytbosch, Dave Johnson, Robert Geller and Trevor Denman. Based... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 22.99
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...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 17.99
He was the perfect horse, it was said, "the horse God built." Most of us know the legend of Secretariat, the tall, handsome chestnut racehorse whose string of honors runs long and rich: the only two-year-old ever to win Horse of the Year, in 1972; winner in 1973 of the Triple Crown, his times in all three races still unsurpassed; featured on the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 16.99
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...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27
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...