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Racing Post Guide to the Jumps 2020-2021 (Paperback): David Dew Racing Post Guide to the Jumps 2020-2021 (Paperback)
David Dew
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Racing Post Guide to the Jumps is one of the key tools for racing enthusiasts and punters to look ahead to the upcoming National Hunt season. It includes exclusive interviews with the top jumps trainers, both in the UK and Ireland in which they discuss their teams and plans for their most exciting horses. It profiles 250 horses who are likely to be key players throughout the season and should be worth following. Plus it also unearths some likely unexposed 'dark horses' to follow that may be less well known. It also contains both Topspeed and Racing Post ratings. In full colour throughout, it is the one book that every jumps racing enthusiast should have.

Dancer's Image - The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby (Paperback): Milton C. Toby Dancer's Image - The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby (Paperback)
Milton C. Toby
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On May 4, 1968, Dancer's Image crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs to win the 94th Kentucky Derby. Yet the jubilation ended three days later for the owner, the jockey and the trainers who propelled the celebrated thoroughbred to victory. Amid a firestorm of controversy, Dancer's Image was disqualified after blood tests revealed the presence of a widely used anti-inflammatory drug with a dubious legal status. Over forty years later, questions still linger over the origins of the substance and the turmoil it created. Veteran turfwriter and noted equine law expert Milt Toby gives the first in-depth look at the only disqualification in Derby history and how the Run for the Roses was changed forever.

There Are No Problem Horses, Only Problem Riders (Hardcover): Mary Twelveponies There Are No Problem Horses, Only Problem Riders (Hardcover)
Mary Twelveponies; Foreword by John Lyons
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Great Women in the Sport of Kings - America's Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Stories (Hardcover, 1st ed): Scooter Toby... Great Women in the Sport of Kings - America's Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Stories (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Scooter Toby Davidson
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Although it has only been thirty years since the first female jockey rode onto the then male-only turf of thoroughbred horse racing, they have since made their mark on the racetrack and in the winner's circle. Great Women in the Sport of Kings, the first book to consider the phenomenon of female jockeys, takes an in-depth look at their lives.

Through the oral histories of ten top female jockeys, the authors offer intimate portraits of how they overcame personal and professional obstacles to rise to the top of thoroughbred horse racing. In her Introduction, women's sports historian Mary Jo Festle explores the larger issues of women in sport, sexism in horse racing, the struggles female jockeys face, and the significance of their success.

They're Off! Horse Racing Saratoga - Horse Racing at Saratoga (Hardcover): Edward Hotaling They're Off! Horse Racing Saratoga - Horse Racing at Saratoga (Hardcover)
Edward Hotaling
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Here, for the first time, is the story of how America's first national resort gave birth to, then nurtured, its first national sport, introducing the country to a parade of champions and their spectacular supporting characters. To experience this adventure is to see why the Saratoga Race Course, America's oldest major sports facility remains one of its most beloved and most successful. They're Off! is as much a social history as it is sports history. Edward Hotaling opens with a little-known visit by the first famous tourist, George Washington, who tried to buy the place he called "the Saratoga Springs". Soon the pursuit of happiness at our original vacationland helped redefine America. Even at the height of the Civil War, the country's first organized sport was launched on a national scale.

Picking Winners (Paperback, New edition): Andrew Beyer Picking Winners (Paperback, New edition)
Andrew Beyer
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Just as football evolved with the introduction of the forward pass and basketball with the development of the jump shot, so too was handicapping forever changed by the use of speed figures--and it all started with Andrew Beyer's Picking Winners. This edition features a new foreword in which the author discusses the changes that have swept the sport since the book's original publication. Picking Winners remains a classic in the field of thoroughbred racing.


Battleship - A Daring Heiress, a Teenage Jockey, and America's Horse (Paperback): Dorothy Ours Battleship - A Daring Heiress, a Teenage Jockey, and America's Horse (Paperback)
Dorothy Ours
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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 that the British nicknamed "the American pony" to handle a race course that newspapers called Suicide Lane. There, Battleship might become the first American racer to win England's monumental, century-old Grand National steeplechase. His rider, Great Britain's Bruce Hobbs, was only seventeen years old.
Hobbs started life with an advantage: his father, Reginald, was a superb professional horseman. But Reg Hobbs also made extreme demands, putting Bruce in situations that horrified the boy's mother and sometimes terrified the child. Bruce had to decide just how brave he could stand to be.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the enigmatic Marion duPont grew up at the estate now known as James Madison's Montpelier--the refuge of America's "Father of the Constitution." Rejecting her chance to be a debutante, denied a corporate role because of her gender, Marion chose a pursuit where horses spoke for her. Taking on the world's toughest race, she would leave her film-star husband, Randolph Scott, a continent away and be pulled beyond her own control. With its reach from Lindbergh's transatlantic flight to Cary Grant's Hollywood, "Battleship" is an epic tale of personal drive to test one's own true worth.

Churchill Downs - America's Most Historic Racetrack (Paperback): Kimberly Gatto Churchill Downs - America's Most Historic Racetrack (Paperback)
Kimberly Gatto
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In the late eighteenth century, in the bustling city streets of Louisville, began a tradition of thoroughbred racing that has transcended centuries. Follow Kimberly Gatto as she chronicles the history of the world's most famous racing venue, which revolutionized the "Sport of Kings" and created the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Clark Handicap races. Fans will enjoy the tales of various horses, from the early triumph of Ten Broeck over Mollie McCarthy to the Derby victory of the heroic Barbaro. Churchill Downs: America's Most Historic Racetrack recounts how various financial hardships, the introduction of parimutuel wagering, the construction of the famed twin spires and the age of television transformed Churchill Downs into the majestic track we recognize today.

I'm Champion, Call Me Bob 2018 - My Story (Paperback): Bob Champion I'm Champion, Call Me Bob 2018 - My Story (Paperback)
Bob Champion 1
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Form - My Autobiography (Hardcover): Kieren Fallon Form - My Autobiography (Hardcover)
Kieren Fallon 1
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THE SPORTS BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR Kieren Fallon was one of the world's greatest jockeys, but his career was littered with controversial incidents. Now, in his powerful and honest autobiography, he tells all. 'The most eagerly anticipated racing autobiography for many years' Greg Wood, Guardian As a jockey, Kieren Fallon had a unique rapport with his horses, often coaxing them to victory when others had struggled. His skill and commitment made him a punter's favourite. His magnificent record, which saw him crowned Champion Jockey on six occasions, ensured he became one of racing's biggest stars. But that was only ever part of the story. Having come over to the UK from Ireland to make his name, Fallon's combative nature brought him to the attention of the racing authorities. When he dragged a rival jockey off his mount in 1994, he began a series of run-ins that would eventually see him on trial in the Old Bailey, accused of race fixing. Although the judge eventually ruled that there was no case to answer, the damage to his career and reputation had been done. In Form, Kieren Fallon provides a searingly honest account of his life, and the pressures he faced to get to the top of his sport, where winning was never enough, and where relaxation came in the shape of a bottle of vodka or a meal that had to be 'flipped' immediately to ensure he maintained his weight. He worked with some of the best trainers and won all the biggest races, but true happiness only ever really came to him when he was on the back of a horse - a joy that he still feels now that he has retired from racing as he rides work early in the morning. Brutally honest as well as entertaining, this is a unique sporting memoir.

Rough Magic - Riding the world's wildest horse race. A Richard and Judy Book Club pick (Hardcover): Lara Prior-Palmer Rough Magic - Riding the world's wildest horse race. A Richard and Judy Book Club pick (Hardcover)
Lara Prior-Palmer 2
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WINNER STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS 2020 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL PRIZE 2019 'Such an addictive and likeable book...One of this year's best memoirs' The Telegraph 'It's the resistance to the obvious narratives that makes Rough Magic so appealing: the book undermines lazy women-in-the-wilderness tropes at every turn.' Sarah Moss, Guardian 'A heroic tale beautifully told' TLS 'Rough Magic is transporting, beguiling and terrifically entertaining' Daily Mail The Mongol Derby is the world's toughest horse race. A feat of endurance across the vast Mongolian plains once traversed by the people of Genghis Khan, competitors ride 25 horses across a distance of 1000km. Many riders don't make it to the finish line. In 2013 Lara Prior-Palmer - nineteen, underprepared but seeking the great unknown - decided to enter the race. Driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses, she raced for seven days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she found she had nothing to lose, and tore through the field with her motley crew of horses. In one of the Derby's most unexpected results, she became the youngest-ever champion and the first woman to win the race. A tale of adventure, fortitude and poetry, Rough Magic is the extraordinary story of one young woman's encounter with oblivion, and herself.

Form - My Autobiography (Paperback): Kieren Fallon Form - My Autobiography (Paperback)
Kieren Fallon 1
R239 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R78 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE SPORTS BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR Kieren Fallon was one of the world's greatest jockeys, but his career was littered with controversial incidents. Now, in his powerful and honest autobiography, he tells all. 'The most eagerly anticipated racing autobiography for many years' Greg Wood, Guardian As a jockey, Kieren Fallon had a unique rapport with his horses, often coaxing them to victory when others had struggled. His skill and commitment made him a punter's favourite. His magnificent record, which saw him crowned Champion Jockey on six occasions, ensured he became one of racing's biggest stars. But that was only ever part of the story. Having come over to the UK from Ireland to make his name, Fallon's combative nature brought him to the attention of the racing authorities. When he dragged a rival jockey off his mount in 1994, he began a series of run-ins that would eventually see him on trial in the Old Bailey, accused of race fixing. Although the judge eventually ruled that there was no case to answer, the damage to his career and reputation had been done. In Form, Kieren Fallon provides a searingly honest account of his life, and the pressures he faced to get to the top of his sport, where winning was never enough, and where relaxation came in the shape of a bottle of vodka or a meal that had to be 'flipped' immediately to ensure he maintained his weight. He worked with some of the best trainers and won all the biggest races, but true happiness only ever really came to him when he was on the back of a horse - a joy that he still feels now that he has retired from racing as he rides work early in the morning. Brutally honest as well as entertaining, this is a unique sporting memoir.

Spectacular Bid - The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century (Hardcover): Peter Lee Spectacular Bid - The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century (Hardcover)
Peter Lee
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A safety pin was all that kept Spectacular Bid from becoming the eleventh Thoroughbred to take the Triple Crown. This work examines Spectacular Bid from his humble beginnings -- he was born in a mud puddle on a horse farm in Versailles, Kentucky -- to his recognition as one of the greatest American racehorses. On the morning of the 1979 Belmont Stakes, Spectacular Bid stepped on a safety pin in his stall, injuring his foot. He had impressively won the first two races -- the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness -- but finished third in the Belmont, most likely due to his injury, making him one win shy of becoming the sport's third straight Triple Crown champion. But that loss did not prevent him from becoming one of horse racing's greatest competitors. After taking two months to recover, the battleship gray colt would go on to win 26 of 30 races during his career, with two second-place finishes and one third. He was voted the tenth greatest Thoroughbred of the twentieth century according to Blood-Horse magazine, and A Century of Champions places him ninth in the world and third among North American horses -- even ahead of the renowned Man o' War. This horse biography tells the story of the honest and not-so-glamorous colorful characters surrounding the champion -- including Bud Delp, the brash and cocky trainer who was distrustful of the Kentucky establishment, and Ron Franklin, the nineteen-year-old jockey who buckled under the stress and pressure associated with fame -- and how they witnessed firsthand the splendor and triumphs of Spectacular Bid. Including contemporary newspaper accounts of Bid's exploits and interviews with key players in his story, this is an encompassing look into the legacy of one of horse racing's true champions.

Celebrating a Century of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - The History of Europe's Greatest Horse Race (Hardcover):... Celebrating a Century of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - The History of Europe's Greatest Horse Race (Hardcover)
Malcolm Pannett 1
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Celebrating a Century of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe charts the history of Europe's - and arguably the world's - greatest horse race. Established in 1920 and staged in Paris on the Bois de Boulogne, the Arc is a truly international contest attracting runners from England, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Germany and the USA. This illustrated race-by-race account traces the exploits of many all-time racing legends. From Ribot, Sea Bird, Allez France and Mill Reef, to Dancing Brave, Sea The Stars, Treve and Enable. It's also a who's who of the turf starring the Rothschild, Aga Khan, Wildenstein, Wertheimer and Head families, as well as Marcel Boussac, Vincent O'Brien, Lester Piggott and Yves Saint-Martin. The modern era features luminaries such as Andre Fabre, Coolmore, Godolphin, John Gosden, Frankie Dettori and Khalid Abdullah. You'll discover which champion hurdler won the title, which horse came back from stud to recapture his crown and which jockey ended up in prison as a result of his win.

Horse Racing's Strangest Tales (Paperback): Andrew Ward Horse Racing's Strangest Tales (Paperback)
Andrew Ward 1
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Extraordinary but true stories from over 150 years of racing. This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history. Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly stunned a horse and unseated a jockey at Ascot, and many more. A totally original, offbeat collection of extraordinary but true stories, Horse-Racing's Strangest Races will be a delight to all lovers of the turf. Word count: 60,000

Remarkable Racecourses (Hardcover): Tom Peacock Remarkable Racecourses (Hardcover)
Tom Peacock 1
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Remarkable Racecourses is a beautifully presented collection of the world's most striking racecourses. Lavish photographs and informative text show why each racecourse is unique, whether it's the oldest, longest, shortest, most southerly, most northerly, most beautiful or most extraordinary. Among the 70-plus racecourses included are Laytown in Ireland (the only race run on a beach under Turf Club rules), St. Moritz in Switzerland (which takes place on a frozen lake), Pukekohe Park in New Zealand (which is located in the centre of a motor racing circuit), Cartmel in Cumbria (where spectators enjoy the action from the centre of the circuit) and Epsom Downs in Surrey (which is a left-handed, open-ended, horseshoe-shaped course). The book travels across continents, from rural England to Outer Mongolia, to bring you the most astonishing racecourses on the planet. Remarkable Racecourses features more than 70 racecourses including Aintree, Ascot, Baghdad Equestrian Club, Beirut Hippodrome, Birdsville, Cartmel, Champ de Mars, Capannelle, Chantilly, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Chester, Ellerslie, Epsom Downs, Flemington, Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Happy Valley, Hialeah Park, Iffezheim, Kernic Bay, Laytown, Longchamp, Mahalaxmi, Maisons-Laffitte, Meydan, Moonee Valley, Newmarket, Pontefract, Pukekohe Park, Santa Anita, St. Moritz, Tokyo, Turffontein, Woodbine.

Unbreakable (Paperback): Richard Askwith Unbreakable (Paperback)
Richard Askwith 1
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Discover a story that defies belief: National Velvet meets Downton Abbey with a splash of The Leopard. * LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR * Czechoslovakia, October 1937. Vast crowds have gathered to watch the Grand Pardubice steeplechase, Europe's most blood-curdling sporting test of manhood. With war looming, the race has a brutal political significance. The Nazis have sent the SS's all-conquering paramilitary horsemen to crush - yet again - the 'subhuman Slavs'. But Lata Brandisova, a silver-haired countess on a little golden mare, has other ideas... 'Heart-stopping reading' Clover Stroud, Daily Telegraph

The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime - Horse Racing Politics and Organized Crime in New York 1865--1913 (Hardcover):... The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime - Horse Racing Politics and Organized Crime in New York 1865--1913 (Hardcover)
Steven A. Riess
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Thoroughbred racing was one of the first major sports in early America. Horse racing thrived because it was a high-status sport that attracted the interest of both old and new money. It grew because spectators enjoyed the pageantry, the exciting races, and, most of all, the gambling. As the sport became a national industry, the New York metropolitan area, along with the resort towns of Saratoga Springs (New York) and Long Branch (New Jersey), remained at the center of horse racing with the most outstanding race courses, the largest purses, and the finest thoroughbreds. Riess narrates the history of horse racing, detailing how and why New York became the national capital of the sport from the mid-1860s until the early twentieth century. The sport's survival depended upon the racetrack being the nexus between politicians and organized crime. The powerful alliance between urban machine politics and track owners enabled racing in New York to flourish. Gambling, the heart of racing's appeal, made the sport morally suspect. Yet democratic politicians protected the sport, helping to establish the State Racing Commission, the first state agency to regulate sport in the United States. At the same time, racetracks became a key connection between the underworld and Tammany Hall, enabling illegal poolrooms and off-course bookies to operate. Organized crime worked in close cooperation with machine politicians and local police officers to protect these illegal operations. In The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime, Riess fills a long-neglected gap in sports history, offering a richly detailed and fascinating chronicle of thoroughbred racing's heyday.

Hidden History of Horse Racing in Kentucky (Paperback): Edwin, Jr. Ockerman Hidden History of Horse Racing in Kentucky (Paperback)
Edwin, Jr. Ockerman
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Encyclopedia of British Horse Racing (Paperback): Joyce Kay, Professor Wray Vamplew Encyclopedia of British Horse Racing (Paperback)
Joyce Kay, Professor Wray Vamplew
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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 that have influenced racing
  • controversial historical and current issues
  • legal and illegal gambling, and racing finance
  • the British impact on world horseracing
  • history and heritage of horseracing
  • links between horse racing and the arts, media and technology
  • human and equine biographies
  • venues associated with racing
  • horseracing websites


The Encyclopedia of British Horse Racing provides a unique source of information and will be of great interest to sports historians as well as all those whose work or leisure brings them into the world of racing.

Racing In Australia Guide to Season 2018/19 (Paperback): Danny Power Racing In Australia Guide to Season 2018/19 (Paperback)
Danny Power
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Rough Magic - Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race (Paperback): Lara Prior-Palmer Rough Magic - Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race (Paperback)
Lara Prior-Palmer
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Blood Horses (Paperback): John Jeremiah Sullivan Blood Horses (Paperback)
John Jeremiah Sullivan
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One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The answer came as a surprise. 'I was at Secretariat's Derby, in '73. That was ... just beauty, you know?' John Jeremiah Sullivan didn't know, not really, but he spent two years finding out, journeying from prehistoric caves to the Kentucky Derby. The result is Blood Horses, a wise, humorous and often beautiful memoir exploring the relationship between man and horse and the relationship between a sportswriter's son and his late father.

Lord Derby and His Horses - A Tory Grandee and the Turf (Hardcover): Quintin Barry Lord Derby and His Horses - A Tory Grandee and the Turf (Hardcover)
Quintin Barry
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The Earl of Derby frequently said that he had had two ambitions - to be Prime Minister, and to own the winner of the Derby. His political power derived from his home county, in which he was so preeminent that he was known, not unreasonably, as the 'King of Lancashire.' The revival of the family stable and stud began when his father became the sixteenth earl. It started with Canterbury Pilgrim, the yearling filly that the then Lord Stanley bought for his father to win the Oaks of 1896. His long relationship with George Lambton, whom he chose to train their horses, saw many other early successes, such as those of the mighty Swynford, and Phalaris, whose influence as a stallion was so great that John Randall and Tony Morris named him the 'Sire of the Century.' After the end of the War Lord Derby, who following a stint as Secretary of State for War had been appointed as Ambassador in Paris, laid the foundations for his successful stable and stud in France. Meanwhile in Britain he came close to achieving his ambition to win the Derby on three occasions, before doing so with Sansovino in 1924. Many other great horses bore his familiar colours of black with a white cap, but the greatest and most influential of all his horses, who was to give him a second Derby in 1933, was Hyperion. At stud he was phenomenally successful, and his influence ever since is to be seen in the pedigrees of very many great horses. Lord Derby's success as the greatest owner-breeder of the twentieth century was founded both on the mares that he bought, and those that he bred, for the Stanley House Stud. His gift for picking the right man for a job was nowhere more evident than his choice of Walter Alston as stud manager. During the Second World War more Classic successes followed including another Derby with Watling Street. Astonishingly, the horses he owned in France continued to race during the war, very successfully, in the name of his racing manager. Lord Derby died in 1948, and so did not live to witness the triumph of the last of the truly great horses that he bred. Named Alycidon he was to prove the finest stayer of his generation. Finally, by way of epilogue, the book records the remarkable twist of fate by which Lord Derby's great grandson, more than half a century later, was to breed Ouija Board a filly that stood comparison with any of her forebears, and who traced her descent directly from Canterbury Pilgrim. She was the most successful British racemare of all time in terms of prize money won. The book is based on extensive research into the huge archive of racing correspondence of the seventeenth earl at Knowsley, covering all aspects of his racing and breeding activities. Nominated for the Dr Tony Ryan Book Award for the best book published in 2012 on Thoroughbred racing. Nominated for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

The Kentucky Derby - 101 Reasons to Love America's Favorite Horse Race (Hardcover): Sheri Seggerman The Kentucky Derby - 101 Reasons to Love America's Favorite Horse Race (Hardcover)
Sheri Seggerman; Created by Mary Tiegreen
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Long shots and closers. Secretariat, War Admiral, Citation, and Seattle Slew. The astonishing ride of Mine That Bird. The lovable spirit of Smarty Jones. Trainers and owners. A sea of spectacular hats. A classic mint julep in a silver cup. The break from the gate. Photo finishes. Holding the winning ticket. These are only a few of the things that make the Kentucky Derby the most exciting two minutes in sports.
"The Kentucky Derby" offers a compendium of the legendary horses and rich history, the personalities, and the real-life experience of Derby Day from the backstretch to the winner's circle. With colorful anecdotes and striking photography, Sheri Seggerman and Mary Tiegreen have captured the rivalries, fanfare, and unpredictability that give the Run for the Roses its allure. The third title in a series that celebrates the nation's most iconic sporting events, "The Kentucky Derby" captures the pageantry and the passion of this great American race.

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