|The Most Glorious Crown: The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Affirm by Marvin Drager|
After nearly 130 years of trying, only 11 colts have swept the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes to earn the Triple Crown, the grand slam of Thoroughbred racing. These 11 were more than just magnificent Thoroughbreds, they were stars, and their stories are full of the drama, passion, and courage associated with stardom. These champions stories are found in The Most Glorious Crown, the most entertaining and comprehensive work on the Triple Crown winners ever assembled.
|Champions: The Lives, Times, and Past Performances of America's Greatest Thoroughbreds by DRF Press|
Each chapter tells the story of each champion's racing career, decade by decade, followed by past performances of these Thoroughbred legends. There is a chapter for each decade, recounting a few horses' careers and several memorable races, accompanied by pictures of horses in action and at rest, to celebrate and honor the greatest achievements of the Thoroughbred bloodline.
|Thoroughbred Champions: Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century by Blood-Horse|
Man o' War. Secretariat. Citation. Ruffian. Seattle Slew. The names are revered in the sport of horse racing. These and many other Thoroughbreds have inspired fierce devotion and loyalty from racing enthusiasts through the years. Now, racing fans can revel in the racetrack triumphs of their equine heroes.
|Secretariat: The Making of a Champion by William Nack|
In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest thoroughbred in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. The only horse to ever break the two-minute mark in winning the Kentucky Derby until Monarchos, Secretariat also pulled off one of the most astounding victories in the annals of horse racing by winning the Belmont Stakes by a record-breaking thirty-one lengths. Now William Nack updates his acclaimed portrait with a new afterword that examines the legacy of one of ESPN's '100 Greatest Athletes of the Century,' and the only horse to ever grace the covers of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated all in the same week.
|Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Special Illustrated Collector's Edition) by Laura Hillenbrand|
For this lavishly illustrated special edition, author Laura Hillenbrand has written a new Introduction and selected nearly 150 rare photographs from historic archives and private collections. Seabiscuit tells the story of three remarkable men: Charles Howard, a bicycle repairman who made a fortune by introducing the automobile to the American West; Red Pollard, a failed prizefighter and failing jockey who was abandoned as a boy at a makeshift racetrack; and Tom Smith, an enigmatic mustang breaker who came from the vanishing frontier, bearing generations of lost wisdom about the secrets of horses.
|Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy by Alex Brown|
Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy explores Barbaro's life, examines whether he was a great racehorse, why he was so inspirational, and details his legacy. More than 100 people were interviewed for the book, including Michael Matz and some of his team, Dr. Dean Richardson and some of the New Bolton Center team, media that cover our sport of horse racing, horsemen involved in the 2006 Triple Crown, and people that worked at the racetracks where Barbaro ran. Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy also includes 164 photographs in a photo essay that retells the entire story. ESPNs Jeannine Edwards wrote the foreword. Co-owner, Gretchen Jackson, wrote the afterword.
|Belmont Park: A Century of Champions by Edward L. Bowen|
World-renowned equine artist Richard Stone Reeves celebrates the 100th anniversary of Belmont Park with portraits and essays of seventy champion racehorses.