Bold Ruler

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Author: Edward L. Bowen

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581501308

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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A champion racehorse, Bold Ruler thrilled fans with his speed and courage. But as a sire of runners, Bold Ruler truly reigned. He was America's leading sire a record eight years, with his best offspring being the immortal Secretariat.

Thoroughbred Champions

Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century

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Author: Blood-Horse, Inc

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581500240

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Follows The Blood-Horse's Top 100 list, beginning with Man o' War in the No. 1 spot and ending with Blue Larkspur at No. 100.

Legacies of the Turf

A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders

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Author: Edward L. Bowen

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581501179

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 318

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With Volume 2 of Legacies of the Turf II Edward Bowen focuses on the men whose horses have dominated racing in the last half of the 20th century and into the 21st. He has woven together a rich tapestry of horse racing lore.

Belmont Park

A Century of Champions

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Author: Richard Stone Reeves,Edward L. Bowen

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 1581501226

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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SUPERANNO Belmont Park has played host to some of Thoroughbred racing's greatest champions, from Man o' War and Citation to modern-day heroes Secretariat and Cigar. Internationally acclaimed equine artist Richard Stone Reeves salutes Belmont's first century with portraits of 70 racehorses who thrilled crowds, set records, and became legends at the fabled New York track. Award-winning Turf writer Edward L. Bowen profiles each horse in this volume, bringing these champions, their owners, and their trainers to life.

The Kentucky Thoroughbred

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Author: Kent Hollingsworth

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813133379

Category: History

Page: 224

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Kent Hollingsworth captures the flavor and atmosphere of the Sport of Kings in the dramatic account of the development of the Thoroughbred in Kentucky. Ranging from frontier days, when racing was conducted in open fields as horse-to-horse challenges between proud owners, to the present, when a potential Triple Crown champion may sell for millions of dollars, The Kentucky Thoroughbred considers ten outstanding stallions that dominated the shape of racing in their time as representing the many eras of Kentucky Thoroughbred breeding. No less colorful are his accounts of the owners, breeders, trainers, and jockeys associated with these Thoroughbreds, a group devoted to a sport filled with high adventure and great hazards. First published in 1976, this popular Kentucky classic has been expanded and brought up to date in this new edition.

Designing Speed in the Racehorse

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Author: Ken McLean

Publisher: The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd.

ISBN: 0929346807

Category: Race horses

Page: 310

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Designing Speed in the Racehorse is an indispensable reference by Ken McLean, one of the world's foremost bloodstock advisors and pedigree experts. McLean discusses genetic affinities and pedigree patterns, analyzes the pedigrees of important sires and ancestors to isolate elements of speed and stamina, explains what characteristics to look for in a sire, and updates the elite mare list. Breeders will be especially interested in McLean's analysis of the conformation of many of the breed's most illustrious sires and the physical attributes and faults they passed on to their progeny. Best of all, he tells the current sire and dam lines most likely to produce quality racehorses. With his recommendations at hand, today's Thoroughbred breeder has an edge in the competitive world of racing.

Great Breeders and Their Methods

The Hancocks

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Author: Frank J. Mitchell

Publisher: The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd.

ISBN: 0929346785

Category: Horse breeders

Page: 171

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The great Thoroughbred stallions of the 20th Century have one thing in common - the Hancock family. As independent breeders, as salesmen and promoters, as innovators and as conservators of racing and breeding, four generations of the Hancock family have played a vital role in the development of the Thoroughbred. From the original Ellerslie Farm in Virginia to Claiborne Farm and Stone Farm in Kentucky, the Hancocks have been a dominant force in the American and, indeed, the international racing scene. It has been said that the secret to the success of the Hancocks was the philosophy that success lies not in breeding the occasional champion, but rather in controlling the bloodlines of the champions of the future. Here are the business strategies, the breeding theories, the champion horses of the generations of diligent, insightful men who have given so much to the industry

Best of Talkin' Horses

Chats with Some of Thoroughbred Racing's Most Prominent Personalities : from Bloodhorse.com

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Author: Ron Mitchell

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 1581501927

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 303

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Best of Talkin' Horses features provocative chats with Thoroughbred racing's most prominent names. Adapted from the popular weekly online series of the same name hosted by Bloodhorse.com, this edited collection will provide additional insights by Ron Mitchell.

Citation

In a Class by Himself

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Author: Phil Georgeff

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461661773

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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When Citation (1945-1970) retired in mid-1951, he was horseracing's first and, to that point, only millionaire racehorse. Following his 1948 triumphs at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont in 1948, it would be twenty-five years before another horse (Secreteriat) would again wear the coveted Triple Crown. Citation, by legendary announcer and longtime horseracing insider Phil Georgeff, reveals all about the thoroughbred, his remarkable career, and those in his inner circle. Georgeff delves into Citation's unusual bloodline; the death of his original rider, Al Snider, swept out to sea while fishing off the Florida keys; Citation's stunning 1948 Triple Crown victory; and the ultimate effects of the horse's excessive, aggressive schedule (racing on little rest after traveling cross-country in sweltering vans and railroad boxcars). Based on interviews from those who knew the thoroughbred, including famed jockey Eddie Arcaro and renowned son-and-father trainers Ben A. and Jimmy Jones; Citation is more than merely the biography of a gifted horse. It the full story of the greatest sports figure in the history of horseracing, a champion who won or placed in thirty different contests in his career and whose spirit continue to captivate the American public.

The horse

judging, breeding, feeding, management, selling

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Author: Donald J. Kays,John M. Kays

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780668027700

Category: Horses

Page: 439

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