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Virginia, mother of presidents, is also the mother of American horse racing. From the very beginning, Virginians have risked it all on the track as eagerly as on the battlefield. Follow the bloodlines of three foundation sires of the American Thoroughbred through generations of rollicking races and largerthan- life grandees wagering kingly stakes, sometimes on horses not yet born. How did the horse nicknamed Damn His Eyes get protection money from other horse owners? What did it mean to tap the claret to break a neck-and-neck tie? Why was Confederate cavalry so much better than Union was it the riders, or was it the mounts? All these and many more stories of horsemanship on and off the track fill the pages of Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf,

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ISBN:
9781596294394
Author:
Johnson, Virginia C.
Publisher:
History Press (SC)
Author:
Crookshanks, Barbara
Subject:
Horse racing
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Equestrian
Subject:
Horse racing - Virginia - History
Subject:
Games-Horse Racing
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
159
Dimensions:
9.00x6.10x.40 in. .65 lbs.

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