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The Cheltenham Festival

by Robin Oakley

The Cheltenham Festival is nowadays the biggest event in the racing year – in visitor numbers eclipsing Royal Ascot, the Grand National or the Derby. In 2011 it is a hundred years since the 1911 running...


Manikato

by Adam Crettenden

A champion racehorse, Manikato won races at the elite level over six seasons through the late 1970s and early 1980s and became the first Australian sprinter to earn one million dollars in prize money. But, once...


Horses to Follow

by Jake Colclough

Welcome to the guide for 2019. It contains fifty horses that are coming into their three-year-old seasons?colts or fillies, potential classic winners or useful handicappers in the making. The aim of the guide...


Racing for America

by James C. Nicholson

On October 20, 1923, at Belmont Park in New York, Kentucky Derby champion Zev toed the starting line alongside Epsom Derby winner Papyrus, the top colt from England, to compete for a $100,000 purse. Years of...


Score Big At The Harness Track!

by William �Bad Bill� McBride

You can pick the horses pretty good, but you can't make any money at the track? You've got money to wager, but you have trouble with predicting race outcomes? You enjoy the challenge and sport of harness horse...


Eclipse

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...


Spectacular Bid

by Peter Lee

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...


The Lucky Thirteen

by Edward Bowen

In more than a century of American Thoroughbred racing, only thirteen horses have won the Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes, all won in the same season). Veteran...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


Getting Down

by David Nalick

Getting Down is not a typical racetrack story. Seabiscuit, Swaps, Man o War, John Henry, Secretariat, and Zenyatta may well be mentioned, but this story is about the people of racing, not the horses. Its about...


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...


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...


The Well Adjusted Horse: Equine Chiropractic Methods You Can Do

by Daniel Kamen

Horse riders, horse lovers, and equestrians everywhere will enjoy this new book from our favorite controversial chiropractor, Dr. Daniel Kamen. Dr. Dan explains how any horse owner or stable keeper can take...


Horse Racing's Strangest Tales

by Andrew Ward

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...


The Ride of My Life

by Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton has enjoyed a fascinating career as a professional journalist on Fleet Street – but the highlight of his career was his work as a editor and journalist in the field of horses, and with hunting...