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The Race for the Triple Crown: Horses, High Stakes, and Eternal Hope
The Race for the Triple Crown: Horses, High Stakes, and Eternal Hope
by Joe Drape
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Rich in detail and crackling with wit, The Race for the Triple Crown is a personal narrative that captures the affecting stories of the Thoroughbred racing world. From ostentatious owners, to radiant unrivaled horses, to young trainers trying to make a... (read more)

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Ruffian: Burning from the Start
Ruffian: Burning from the Start
by Jane Schwartz
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During two short seasons at the track, Ruffian was hailed as the greatest thoroughbred filly of all time. Unbeaten in her first ten starts, she shattered one record after another, dazzling crowds with both her beauty and her brilliant speed. Then tragedy... (read more)

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Little Book of Cheltenham (Little Books)
Little Book of Cheltenham (Little Books)
by Catherine Austen
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For fans, National Hunt racing has only one home: Cheltenham. The racecourse, which occupies a perfect natural amphitheater with Cleeve Hill as a dramatic backdrop, is frequently described as "the theatre of dreams". Little Book of Cheltenham provides an... (read more)

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Fixed: Cheating, Doping, Rape and Murder . . . the Inside Track on Australia's Racing Industry
Fixed: Cheating, Doping, Rape and Murder . . . the Inside Track on Australia's Racing Industry
by Matthew Benns
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Past the glitz and glitter of Melbourne Cup winner lies the murky world of Australia's racing industry  Dapper horse trainer Les Samba was in Melbourne for the annual yearling sales when he turned down an Italian meal with racing contacts... (read more)

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The Big Horse
The Big Horse
by Joe Mcginniss, Jr.
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"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 was once Tom Smith's "big horse." A... (read more)

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Phar Lap
Phar Lap
by Geoff Armstrong
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A chronicle of the impact of a much-loved and much-lauded horseracing icon, this is a complete account of Phar Laps life. It details the many mysteries of his career, from his purchase as a gangly gelding bought cheaply in New Zealand to the infamous... (read more)

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Gentlemen & Blackguards: Gambling Mania and the Plot to Steal the Derby of 1844
Gentlemen & Blackguards: Gambling Mania and the Plot to Steal the Derby of 1844
by Nicholas Foulkes
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An incredible slice of Victorian social history, complete with aristocratic extravagance, rogues and rascals, obsession, dueling, suicide, and murder In the early 19th century, gambling was a grave social ill that was largely uncontrolled and... (read more)

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Great Match Race (06 Edition)
Great Match Race (06 Edition)
by John Eisenberg
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The Great Match Race is a captivating account of America's first sports spectacle, a horse race that pitted North against South in three grueling heats. On a bright afternoon in May 1823, an unprecedented sixty thousand people showed up to watch two... (read more)

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Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National's Biggest Upset
Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National's Biggest Upset
by David Owen
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It was the upset to end all upsets. On 8 April 1967 at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, a 100-1 outsider in peculiar blinkers sidestepped chaos extraordinary even by the Grand National's standards and won the world's toughest steeplechase. The jumps... (read more)

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Back a Winning Horse (Teach Yourself)
Back a Winning Horse (Teach Yourself)
by Belinda Levez
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Covering recent developments both online and in the race system, this guide explains horse racing jargon and misconceptions, helping readers to make smart choices and win at the track For novice better or experienced... (read more)

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
by Laura Hillenbrand
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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... (read more)

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Horseplayers: Life at the Track
Horseplayers: Life at the Track
by Ted Mcclelland
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This fun and witty exposé of horse racing in America goes behind the scenes at the track, providing a serious gambler's-eye view of the action. Ted McClelland spent a year at tracks and off-track betting facilities in Chicago and across the country,... (read more)

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Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang
Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang
by Jamie Reid
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The true story of the shocking doping gang who scandalized the racing world in the early 1960s A potent mix of horseracing, drugs, sex, class, crime, gambling, and the monarchy. In March 1962, an audacious attempt to steal one of the royal horses... (read more)

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Peter Pan: The Forgotten Story of Phar Lap's Successor
Peter Pan: The Forgotten Story of Phar Lap's Successor
by Jessica Owers
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When he died, they said there would never be another Phar Lap. Yet in just a few months there came a horse so good, a colt so suddenly brilliant, that everyone was asking: was this the next Phar Lap? Born in 1929, Peter Pan debuted on Australian... (read more)

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The Ghost Horse: A True Story of Love, Death, and Redemption
The Ghost Horse: A True Story of Love, Death, and Redemption
by Joe Layden
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In The Ghost Horse, Joe Layden tells the inspiring true tale of a one-eyed, club-footed thoroughbred racehorse and a journeyman trainer, Tim Snyder, who scraped together every penny he had to purchase the broken and unwanted filly. ... (read more)

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Blood Horses
Blood Horses
by John Jeremiah Sullivan
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"Sullivan has found the transcendent in the horse."--Sports Illustrated Winner of a 2004 Whiting Writers' Award One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the... (read more)

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Headless Horsemen (10 Edition)
Headless Horsemen (10 Edition)
by Jim Squires
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"An insider's stunning account of the corrupt practices that threaten both the horses and the game . . . an engrossing read." —Minneapolis Star-Tribune Jim Squires was in trouble. He was in the horse business, an enterprise seemingly intent on... (read more)

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Shannon: Before Black Caviar, So You Think or Takeover Target, There Was Shannon
Shannon: Before Black Caviar, So You Think or Takeover Target, There Was Shannon
by Jessica Owers
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The extraordinary life of Australia's first international racehorse, from creating new records in Australia to his life in California, where he won the Hollywood Gold Cup In wartime Sydney, a small and weedy racehorse kicked his way through the top tier... (read more)

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Secretariat. William Nack
Secretariat. William Nack
by William Nack
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Secretariat is an elegantly crafted, exhilarating tale of speed and power, grace and greatness, told with such immediacy that the reader is lost in the rush of horses and the clatter and ring of the grandstand. --Laura Hillenbrand, bestselling author of... (read more)

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Exotic Wagering the Winning Way
Exotic Wagering the Winning Way
by John Alexander
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Hook to the BookThere are two, I repeat, two things standing in the way of your personal success with exotic wagering. One of the two is you. The other is a paradox involving your approach, the standard approach, to playing the exotics. I will provide... (read more)

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