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Duel for the Crown

by Linda Carroll & David Rosner

A gripping look at the great duel between Affirmed, the last horse to win the Triple Crown—comprised of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes—and his archrival, Alydar.

From the...


When Bobby Met Christy: The Story of Bobby Beasley and a Wayward Horse

by Declan Colley

Bobby Beasley was a champion jockey. By 26, he had won a Cheltenham Gold Cup, a Champion Hurdle and a Grand National. But when he was 24, Bobby took his first drink and soon succumbed to alcoholism. He turned...


Headless Horsemen

by Jim Squires

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...


Derby Innovator

by Barry Irwin

Derby Innovator is the story of the making of Animal Kingdom by Barry Irwin, a self-taught, self-styled sportsman and entrepreneur who shook racing's Establishment to its very foundations by employing unconventional...


The Spotted Wonder

by The Tetrarch

If only they could talk? Now one of them does. And not just any nag. THE TETRARCH was one of the Turfs greatest racehorses. The oddly marked colt is acknowledged as the fastest two-year-old ever to set hoof...


America's Long Distance Challenge Ii

by Karen Bumgarner

Karen Bumgarners Americas Long Distance Challenge fills a long overdue need within the sport of distance riding. It makes it clear that being a successful endurance competitor is more complex that simply running...


Horse Talk 2

by George Harrison

Horse Talk is a collaboration of over 250 words or phrases dealing with Thoroughbred racing and training terminology, including jockey strategy, the important role of the exercise riders, and a bunch of fun...


Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency in Sports Turf

by Jeff Haag

Jeff Haag is a native of Crestline, Ohio, and a graduate of Defiance College with a Bachelor of Science degree. He has been in the turf grass profession for the past 25 years, while serving as the sports turf...


Families Bringing Thoroughbred Horse Racing to Illinois

by Roger Salvino

Although horse racing started in the seventeenth century, high-level horse racing didnt come to Illinois until 1909. The history of horse racing in Illinois was largely due to families in the horse racing industry....


The Pilgrims Would Be Shocked: the History of Thoroughbred Racing in New England

by Robert Temple

For 40 years the most attended sport in New England was thoroughbred racing. Since1933 when pari-mutuel racing was legalized in the region after 300 years of puritanical opposition there were 16 tracks in operation...


The Blue Jay Factor

by James Sanders

This book will put any racing fan on the right track when it comes to handicapping graded stakes races.


Glorious Battle Cry

by William E. Austin

Web Site Book Description The entertainment and sports transformation of Atlanta Georgia began with the arrival of the Atlanta Braves baseball team in 1964 and didnt slow down until the 1996 Olympic Games. Every...


The American Riding System

by Peggy Vurgason

The American Riding System is a basic foundation system for all types of riding. This book has been structured into grades to combine the flat work with the jumping at each level. I started writing this manuscript...


Exotic Wagering the Winning Way

by John Alexander

Hook to the Book There are two, I repeat, two things standing in the way of your personal success with exotic wagering. One of the two is you. The other is a paradox involving your approach, the standard approach,...


Colonial Downs and More

by Francis Marion Bush

The rich heritage of Virginia horse racing traces its roots back to the colonial days of the late seventeenth century. Horse racing began as single-day events held at county fairs, family farms, and hunt meets,...


Beyond Greatness

by Charles Justice

The juvenile, or two-year-old, racing careers of Colin, Man o War, Ruffian and Landaluce provide the foundation and focus for discussing the question of thoroughbred greatness and its measure. These four thoroughbreds...


The Brook Hill Horses

by Lisa Dawson Mackey

A heart warming retelling of a true story about an injured race horse and the love and hard work of a little girl that produced a triumphant team. This is one of countless success stories from Brook Hill Farm...


The Greatest Horse of All

by Charles Justice

Using the most basic statistics, completely explained, the author selects the sixteen most likely candidates for the title: "greatest horse of the twentieth century."

Fifty colts and fillies, listed mainly ina...


Under the Grandstand

by Jim Lyons

Those who have lived not just witnessed - the efflorescence of a pivotal culture moment never see the world through veiled eyes again. Jimmy Lyons was there, devising wholly original inventions of words and...


52 positive thoughts To Become An Elite Athlete

by Alain Ruiz & Agnès Ruiz

Citius, Altius, Fortius , in other words, "Faster, Higher, Stronger" Positive thoughts are essential to succeed in high-level sport. This guide is there to help you on a daily basis to surpass you, to give...