The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes

The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes

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This is the definitive history of thoroughbred racing's three premier events, which have never before been explored in such detail. This book gives the history of America's classic races from the inaugural Belmont Stakes in 1867 through 2013, identifying which equine participants were truly worthy of lasting acclaim and which were one-hit wonders. Perhaps even more compelling are the stories of the men and women who rode, trained, owned, or bred classic winners, including their exploits on the turf and their triumphs and failures in arenas far removed from horse racing.After finishing second in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and third in the Kentucky Derby, Paddy Oa#39;Prado was switched to the ... But after consistently knocking on the door, WinStar kicked it down in 2010. ... the Belmont Stakes to make WinStar just the eighth owner to win classics with two different horses in the same year.

Title:The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes
Author:Richard Sowers
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-02-25


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