the most glorious crown the story of americas triple crown thoroughbreds from sir barton to american pharaoh

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Most Glorious Crown

Author : Marvin Drager
ISBN : 9781633194687
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The definitive work on this rare coronation, this book delves into the history, personalities, and subplots of each of the 12 Triple Crown champions. From Sir Barton in 1919 through American Pharaoh in 2015, each Triple Crown winner has exhibited a true personality and charisma befitting of super stardom and renowned author Marvin Drager's prose brings to life these 12 remarkable stories. The Most Glorious Crown is a unique and fascinating inspection of each champion, their jockeys, owners, and trainers, as well as a riveting account of each race and the events leading up to each historic event. This magnificent oversized book includes more than 150 archival, authentic black-and-white photographs of each thoroughbred throughout different stages of its career. It also includes actual racing forms from each race for the Triple Crown. This new, updated edition features chapters on the 37 year gap between Triple Crown winners and 2015 champion American Pharaoh.

American Pharoah

Author : Joe Drape
ISBN : 9780316268837
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality. Written by an award-winning New York Times sportswriter, American Pharoah is the definitive account not only of how the ethereal colt won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, but how he changed lives. Through extensive interviews, Drape explores the making of an exceptional racehorse, chronicling key events en route to history. Covering everything from the flamboyant owner's successful track record, the jockey's earlier heartbreaking losses, and the Hall of Fame trainer's intensity, Drape paints a stirring portrait of a horse for the ages and the people around him.

American Pharoah

Author : Shelley Fraser Mickle
ISBN : 9781481480703
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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From the author of Barbaro comes the triumphant story of the 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders Cup winner, American Pharoah. When American Pharoah won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2015 he became the first horse to win the “Grand Slam” of American horse racing, by winning all four races. His story captured American’s imagination, and this inspired account will also feature the handlers who saw his promise: owner, Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, trainer Bob Baffert, and jockey Victor Espinoza. With American Pharoah, Shelley Mickle tells the story of this beloved horse’s life from birth to his historic achievement of becoming the twelfth Triple Crown winner.

The Complete Encyclopedia Of Horse Racing

Author : Bill Mooney
ISBN : 1780978219
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The sixth edition of the definitive history of horse racing! Written by three acknowledged authorities, this sixth edition of The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing tells the story of the "sport of kings" from its beginnings till today. Revised and updated to include the latest equine superstars, including US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, this definitive illustrated reference provides essential information on all the top jockeys and trainers, the leading owners, and the most celebrated horses. Every personality (human and equine), event, and issue of importance in the history of both flat racing and steeplechasing is included, as is the off-track world of racing, gambling, scandals, and disasters; social and cultural aspects, media coverage and the business of racing. Every page a visually exciting and information-packed celebration of the sport that fans will find invaluable.

Brother Mendel S Perfect Horse

Author : Frank Westerman
ISBN : 9781409019329
Genre : History
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' "When you touch a Lipizzaner, you're touching history," Westerman was once told. His elegant book offers fascinating proof' Financial Times Frank Westerman explores the history of Lipizzaners, an extraordinary troop of pedigree horses bred as personal mounts for the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. Following the bloodlines of the stud book, he reconstructs the story of four generations of imperial steed as they survive the fall of the Habsburg Empire, two world wars and the insane breeding experiments conducted under Hitler, Stalin and Ceausescu. But what begins as a fairytale becomes a chronicle of the quest for racial purity. Carrying the reader across Europe, from imperial stables and stud farms to the controversial gene labs of today, Westerman asks, if animal breeders are so good at genetic engineering, why do attempts to perfect the human strain always end in tragedy?

Horse Racing S Top 100 Moments

Author : Blood-Horse Publications
ISBN : 1581501390
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Milestones in horse racing including: world records; innovations; controversies; great rivalries"--Cover.

Racecourse Architecture

Author : Paul Roberts
ISBN : 092649483X
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 80. 71 MB
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Two hundred and fifty years ago, a young architect by the name of John Carr began a glittering career by designing a grandstand at York Racecourse in England. This was not merely York's first grandstand, nor was it only the first grandstand of any thorou

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