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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...


by Nicholas Clee

Watching Eclipse is the man who wants to buy him. An adventurer and rogue who has made his money through gambling, Dennis O'Kelly is also a known companion to the madam of a notorious London brothel. Under O'Kelly's...

Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown

by Jennifer S. Kelly & Steve Haskin

He was always destined to be a champion. Royally bred, with English and American classic winners in his pedigree, Sir Barton shone from birth, dubbed the "king of them all." But after a winless two-year-old...

Prince of Penzance

by Kristen Manning

24 horses lined up for the running of the 155th Melbourne Cup. At 100-1 Prince Of Penzance was the equal outsider, backed mainly by those hoping for a fairy-tale. A popular female jockey aboard when no woman...

Rough Magic

by Lara Prior-Palmer

"As fast-paced as the swiftest Mongolian race horse, Lara's searingly honest account of her astonishing rise from hopeless underdog to Mongol Derby Champion leaves grit in your teeth and dust in your hair. I...

Regulating Sport for the Non-Human Athlete

by Jonathan G. Merritt

This book evaluates the status quo of integrity management within sports that involve horses worldwide. Sports governing bodies and international sports federations are very powerful organisations within their...

The Rider's Balance

by SYLVIA LOCH, Charlotte Dujardin & Anthony Osmond-Evans

This book is designed for all riders from the very novice to the most advanced. Sylvia Loch teaches through illustrations and photos how each tiny shift of the rider’s weight will affect the horse’s balance....

Guide to Race-Going

by Martin Diggle

Horseracing is the second-biggest spectator sport in Britain but, while it is widely viewed as 'a good day out', many people who enjoy the experience also admit to being rather baffled by much of what goes on....

My $50,000 Year at the Races

by Andrew Beyer

A Harvard dropout’s memoir of playing the horses—a great read for handicappers or those who enjoyed Ben Mezrich’s Bringing Down the House.

In 1977, before he was known as the creator of “The Beyer Speed...

Taking Shergar

by Milton C. Toby

It was a cold and foggy February night in 1983 when a group of armed thieves crept onto Ballymany Stud, near The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland, to steal Shergar, one of the Thoroughbred industry's most...

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...