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- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 18.99
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$ 16.99
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$ 15.99
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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 22.77
Extraordinary stories of courage and determination, trials and triumphs, from Australia's legendary equestrian riders in dressage, three-day eventing and showjumping. Like all sport, equestrian has its highs and lows, its wins and losses, its achievements and disappointments. But, as author and long time rider Samantha Miles notes, it has one factor... more...
- Troubador Publishing Ltd 2012; Not Available
Yesterday?s Heroes doesn?t pretend to be a definitive list of the best horses over fence and timber, instead it is an entertaining and informative look at some of the finest and most fascinating horses jump racing has ever seen. Yesterday?s Heroes is based on Graham?s columns of the same name written for Racing Ahead magazine. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
This up-to-minute book follows the story of Barbaro, the Triple Crown contender whose unlikely fight back from almost certain death from a shattered leg and ensuing complications captured the hearts of a nation who responded with a stunning display of love. In 132 years of derby races, only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, the last in 1978. Barbaro... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99
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...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 40.76
His winning percentage was well above Jordan?s shooting average or Woods?s domination of golf tournaments. And he sold products and drew spectators like no one had ever done. He was hands-down the most famous athlete in America?s most popular spectator sport, and exactly one hundred years ago you would have been hard pressed to find anybody in the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99
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...