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  • Details about Kelso: the horse of gold

    Kelso: the horse of gold

    Linda Kennedy

    At his three-year debut in June 1960, no one could know that Mrs. Allaire DuPont's small, deerlike gelding named Kelso would come to dominate American racing like no other horse before or since. For five unprecedented years, he would reign as Horse of the Year, setting records and endearing himself to millions of fans. Always considered among the top four horses of all time--with Man O' War, Secretariat, and Citation--for many, Kelso is the greatest racehorse, since he won at sprints and enduran……more

  • Details about Seabiscuit an American legend

    Seabiscuit an American legend

    Laura Hillenbrand.

    Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit’s fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overni……more

  • Details about The Perfect Horse: The Daring U. S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

    The Perfect Horse: The Daring U. S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

    Elizabeth Letts

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find--his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebreds in o……more

  • Details about The Sport of Kings

    The Sport of Kings

    C. E. Morgan

    A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction * A Recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction * A Finalist for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction * A Finalist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction * A Finalist for the Rathbones Folio Prize * Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence * One of New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Book Named a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly * GQ * The New York Times (Selected by Dwight Garne……more

  • Details about Mr. Darley's Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: a History of Racing in Twenty-Five Horses

    Mr. Darley's Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: a History of Racing in Twenty-Five Horses

    Christopher McGrath (Contribution by)

    In 1704 a bankrupt English merchant sent home the colt he had bought from Bedouin tribesmen near the ruins of Palmyra. Thomas Darley hoped this horse might be the ticket to a new life back in Yorkshire. But he turned out to be far more than that, and although Mr. Darley's Arabian never ran a race, 95% of all thoroughbreds in the world today are descended from him. In this book, for the first time, award-winning racing writer Christopher McGrath traces this extraordinary bloodline through twenty-……more

  • Details about Secretariat

    Secretariat

    William Nack.

    In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest champion in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. The only horse to ever grace the covers of "Time, Newsweek," and "Sports Illustrated" in the same week, he also still holds the records for the fastest times in both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. He was also the only non-human chosen as one of ESPN's "50 Greatest Athletes of the Century." The tale of "Big Red" continues to be a classic, more than 30 years after its initial publication. Walt Di……more

  • Details about Dick Francis's Gamble

    Dick Francis's Gamble

    Felix Francis

    Felix Francis continues his father's New York Times - bestselling legacy with another edge-of-your-seat read that's classic Francis. Nicholas "Foxy" Foxton, a former jockey who suffered a career- ending injury, is out for a day at the Grand National races when his friend and coworker Herb Kovak is murdered, execution style, right in front of him-and 60,000 other potential witnesses. Foxton and Kovak were both independent financial advisers at Lyall & Black, a firm specializing in extreme-ri……more