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Duel for the Crown

by Linda Carroll & David Rosner Gallery Books (April 22, 2014)

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 The Collins Press (October 03, 2010)

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...


Best There Ever Was

by Sharon B. Smith Skyhorse (June 20, 2012)

His winning percentage was well above Jordan’s shooting average or Woods’s domination of golf tournaments. And he sold products and drew spectators like no one had ever done. He was hands-down the most famous...


Come On Seabiscuit!

by Ralph Moody & Jim Weiss Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Who would have believed that a knobby-kneedlittle colt named Seabiscuit would become one of the most celebrated racehorsesof all time? Although Seabiscuit was the grandson of the legendary Man O' War,he was...


Eclipse

by Nicholas Clee Abrams Press (March 28, 2012)

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...


The Sporting Life

by Bill Barich Skyhorse (July 19, 2016)

Bill Barich’s widely praised work is at its peak in these intimate glimpses into the stories behind the stories, the real people behind the public façade of the athletic realm. In this collection, Barich...


Small Track Betting

by C. N. Richardson Skyhorse (October 17, 2007)

This authoritative guide will make horseplayers a lot of money.  Respected racing author C.N. Richardson takes would-be winners through his eight-point system for betting.  Most important, by working his strategy...


Regulating Sport for the Non-Human Athlete

by Jonathan G. Merritt Lexington Books (November 01, 2018)

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 Kenilworth Press (August 24, 2018)

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 J.A. Allen (September 23, 2018)

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....


Taking Shergar

by Milton C. Toby The University Press of Kentucky (August 15, 2018)

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...


52 positive thoughts To Become An Elite Athlete

by Alain Ruiz & Agnès Ruiz Arra Editions (December 18, 2018)

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 Scots & The Turf

by Alan Yuill Walker Black & White Publishing (November 25, 2017)

The Scots & The Turf tells the story of the great contribution made to the world of Thoroughbred horse racing by the Scots and those of Scottish ancestry, past and present, culminating with the 2017 Grand National...


Out of the Clouds

by Linda Carroll & David Rosner Hachette Books (May 29, 2018)

In the bestselling tradition of the The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the propulsive, inspiring Cindarella story of Stymie, an unwanted Thoroughbred, and Hirsch Jacobs, the once dirt-poor trainer who bought the colt...


Sport Horse Soundness and Performance

by Cecilia Lönnell & George H. Morris Kenilworth Press (November 07, 2017)

THERE ARE MANY BOOKS AND DVDS devoted to the technical training of horse and rider – how to perform movements correctly, clear obstacles, communicate efficiently, and in other ways attain the idealized image...


Festival Fever

by Anne Holland The O'Brien Press (October 09, 2017)

It is said the land level of Ireland rises a few feet every March because so many people have left for the National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham.

English-Irish rivalry at this pinnacle of jump racing has always...


Horse Racing's Strangest Tales

by Andrew Ward Pavillion Books (February 16, 2017)

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 Difference Between Horses, Donkeys and Mules | Children's Science & Nature

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Horses, donkeys and mules all look the same, right? But they're different. They have distinguishing characteristics that would set each apart from the other. Make sure that your child names a horse a horse,...


Horses: 101 Super Fun Facts and Amazing Pictures (Featuring The World's Top 18 Horse Breeds)

by Janet Evans Baby Professor (September 15, 2013)

HORSES: 101 SUPER FUN FACTS AND AMAZING PICTURES ( FEATURING THE WORLD's TOP 18 HORSE BREEDS) This book depicts the wonder of the world of Horses. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this magnificent...


My Year of the Racehorse: Falling in Love with the Sport of Kings

by Kevin Chong Greystone Books (March 02, 2012)

Kevin Chong has grand plans. He draws up a to-do list of major milestones that will give him the life he always wanted—and the life that will inspire awe and envy in his friends. Things like settling down and...


Horse Trader: Robert Sangster and the Rise and Fall of the Sport of Kings

by Patrick Robinson & Nick Robinson HarperCollins (June 30, 2016)

During the boom years of the 1980s, the massed oil wealth of the princes of Dubai and Saudi Arabia were pitted against British millionaire Robert Sangster in a battle for control of one of the world’s rarest,...


Crazy Good

by Charles Leerhsen Simon & Schuster (May 20, 2008)

A hundred years ago, the most famous athlete in America was a horse. But Dan Patch was more than a sports star; he was a cultural icon in the days before the automobile. Born crippled and unable to stand, he...


The Big Horse

by Joe McGinniss Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

"The big horse," in racing vernacular, is the animal that brings fame and fortune to a stable. He's the heavyweight champion, the All-American quarterback, the four-legged Michael Jordan of the barn. Seabiscuit...


Gender, Work, and Harness Racing: Fast Horses and Strong Women in Southwestern Pennsylvania

by Elizabeth Anne Larsen Lexington Books (November 19, 2014)

Elizabeth Anne Larsen explores how harness horse racing has resisted gender equalization and excluded women from key roles. With stirring accounts of the strong women who are surviving and succeeding in this...


A Fine Place to Daydream

by Bill Barich Skyhorse (October 27, 2015)

Twenty-five years after his racetrack classic Laughing in the Hills, Bill Barich tells the story of how he fell in love and found a new life in Dublin, where he was soon caught up in the Irish obsession with...


Laughing in the Hills

by Bill Barich Skyhorse (October 20, 2015)

Bill Barich burst onto the literary scene more than twenty-five years ago with this remarkable account of racetrack life. Holed up in a cheap motel in Albany, California, only a few miles from Golden Gate Fields,...


ALBERT EDMUND COCKRAM: KING OF THE RACECOURSE

by Robyn Mary McSweeney Robyn McSweeney (August 31, 2015)

This is the amazing story of my great grandfather Albert Edmund Cockram who was, in his time, was the largest importer of Thoroughbred Racehorses into Australia from Europe and New Zealand.  The best blood...


Barbaro

by Pamela K. Brodowsky & Tom Philbin HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

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...