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  • Melbourne Cup 1930by Geoff Armstrong; Peter Thompson

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 27.22

    The Melbourne Cup is Australia's internationally renowned horse race and no Melbourne Cup better illustrates the great race as truly as Phar Lap's Cup. more...

  • Barbaroby Pamela K. Brodowsky; Tom Philbin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.98

    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...

  • John Henryby Steve Haskin

    Eclipse Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    Only by dint of their determination and will does the story of John Henry, the horse, compare with that of the legendary "steel-drivin man" because stature-wise, there was no comparison. The equine John Henry was small, plain, bad-tempered, and had bad knees. He was the horse no one wanted, passing from owner to owner until Sam Rubin, a man... more...

  • Kelsoby Steve Haskin

    Eclipse Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    No racehorse of modern times was so good for so long. Racing until the age of nine, Kelso won thirty-nine of sixty-three races. This superstar of the 1960s earned an unprecedented five Horse of the Year titles, five divisional championships, set or equaled eight track records, and set three American standards. Much like Seabiscuit thirty years earlier,... more...

  • Tales from the Triple Crownby Steve Haskin

    Eclipse Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    This award-winning sportswriter takes readers behind the scenes and up close to horses, jockeys, and trainers seeking racing's most elusive prize. Accomplished author Steve Haskin has been covering racing for three decades and knows the players and their stories like the back of his hand. From Louisville, Ky., to Elmont, N.Y., Haskin's personal... more...

  • Foregoby Bill Heller

    Eclipse Press 2001; US$ 9.99

    Forego tells the story of the great gelding whose grit and determination on the racetrack captured the hearts of racing fans across the country. Forego raced from the age of three through age eight, winning 34 of his 57 career starts. He earned a record eight Eclipse Awards, the highest honor in horse racing, including three Horse of the Year titles... more...

  • Personal Ensignby Bill Heller

    Eclipse Press 2001; US$ 9.99

    A racehorse who achieves a perfect record is a rarity, but to do so at the highest levels of the sport is even more rare. It takes a special horse to do that. Personal Ensign is such an animal. She ended her career undefeated in 13 starts and earned more than $1.6 million. But Personal Ensign’s path to perfection was not an easy one. She had to... more...

  • Graveyard of Championsby Bill Heller

    Eclipse Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Why do winners famously lose at the Saratoga Racecourse in Saratoga Springs, NY? A freelance writer for The Backstretch, Thoroughbred Times, and Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred and the author of many horse-racing books, Heller offers a well-researched history of the races that are held for six weeks each summer at the racecourse, a venue that goes back to... more...

  • Sire Linesby Abram Hewitt

    Eclipse Press 2006; US$ 9.99

    The original Sire Lines, published in 1977 by The Blood-Horse and long out of print, holds a revered place in the annals of Turf history as the preeminent work on American Thoroughbred pedigrees. Now from Eclipse Press’ new imprint, The Blood-Horse Classics Library, comes an updated edition of this important volume, written by the late Abram S.... more...

  • Cigarby Jay Hovdey

    Eclipse Press 1999; US$ 9.99

    Cigar's life is chronicled from his birth in Maryland, his days as a young foal in Kentucky, and his illustrious racing career. Includes 24 pages of color photographs. Jay Hovdey brings America's Horse straight to the heart in an engaging story of how a champion is made. Follow Cigar from his early disappointments through his rise from obscurity.... more...