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New. Kelso, a biographical account of this great US handicapper of the 1960's. Click to buy New. Legacies of the Turf. Click to buy New. Breeders' Cup. Thoroughbred Racing's Greatest Day. Click to buyNew. The autobiography about Native Dancer. Click to buy New. Citation. Click to buy New. Come on Seabiscuit. Click to buy New! Exterminator. A top US horse at the turn of the 20th Century. Cllick to buy New! Ruffian--Burning from the Start by Jane Schwartz.
A review by a reader who has already read the book
Rarely does an author manage to capture and define the rich and varied mix of people and circumstances that go into making a championship racehorse. And for good reason. It is a bit like cooking up a stew that has all sorts of spices thrown in. There are certain things you can control - the amount of detail to include, the descriptions of the people and races, the pace of the story - but in the end you're never quite sure what you'll have until you finish. On a larger scale, that is what happens in the breeding and racing of thoroughbreds, and lovers of the sport will be first to admit it. That is why Ruffian was such a breath taking surprise in her 10 unbeaten starts, and such a heart wrenching loss in her final defeat. It is also what makes Schwartz's account so moving.

For anyone who loves to watch thoroughbreds run, who is captivated by their beauty and spirit, this book is a must. Schwartz got the recipe right, and you will feel that you have been in the presence of a champion by the time you have finished. 

Buy this new book in our shop Secretariat by William Nack...
Comments from a reviewer
This is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read. Like me, you don't have to be very knowledgeable of the horseracing world--this book will give you a lot of insight in words you'll understand. And it doesn't matter that you already know Secretariat won the Triple Crown--the trip there is an awesome one. You don't just read this book, you become part of it. I laughed, cried, got nervous, got frustrated, felt anticipation, and at times even found myself talking to the people in the book, who you'll get to know as if you've known them all your life. This book is for everyone, whether you're into horseracing or not. It's a story of love, faith, perseverence, patience, and trust. In essence, it is a love story, and I guarantee you'll fall in love also. William Nack has done great justice to Secretariat and the people who were a part of his life. Swaps...The Thoroughbred Champion. This item will be published in February 2002. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. War Admiral : Thoroughbred Legends by Edward L. Bowen Round Table : Thoroughbred Legends by John McEvoy Affirmed and Alydar : Thoroughbred Legends by Timothy T. Capps Cigar by Jay Hoveday. Click to Buy The Great Thorouighbred Champions of the 20th Century New, published October 2001.
Ray Paulick's account of the one of the best racehorses and sires of recent years, Sunday Silence. Seabiscuit Secretariat by Raymond G. Woolfe and Ron Turcotte Secretariat. The Making of a Champion by William Nack The Longest Shot. Lil.E.Tee and The Kentucky Derby by John Eisenberg Champions by the Editors of the Daily Racing Form The Story of Phar Lap, the Great Australian Champion Man O'War by Edward L.Bowen The Story about Citation, the Great US Champion. Seattle Slew, the last great US Triple Crown winner Forego by Bill Heller. Read how he used to shoulder lots of weight in most of his races Go For Wand by Bill Heller Native Dancer The amazing Spectacular Bid who used to be ridden a lot by Willie Shoemaker. Buy now. The story about Nashua, the great stakes winner in the US and subsequent sire Dr.Fager, another US Champion The history about the great Irish jump star, Danoli, by Tom Foley and  Michael Taub Matriarchs. Great mares of the 20th Century by Edward L.Bowen Park Top's owner, the Duke of Devonshire, recounting his ownership and enjoyment of a great racemare The Legend of Istabraq by Michael Clower Steve Haskin's account of the great 1980's champion:John Henry Personal Ensign by Bill Heller Released in September, 2001
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