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The Best and Worst of Thoroughbred Racing is a fascinating listing of the history of horseracing's most memorable moments. Every aspect of the game is covered in this unique collection. Whether it's legendary handicapper Pittsburgh Phil, top sire Storm Cat, or the renowned 1978 Belmont Stakes with Alydar and Affirmed the racing aficionado will have hundreds of entertaining racing data and anecdotes at his or her fingertips to feast upon.

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The Best and Worst of Thoroughbred Racing is a fascinating listing of the history of horseracing's most memorable moments. Every aspect of the game is covered in this unique collection. Whether it's legendary handicapper Pittsburgh Phil, top sire Storm Cat, or the renowned 1978 Belmont Stakes with Alydar and Affirmed the racing aficionado will have hundreds of entertaining racing data and anecdotes at his or her fingertips to feast upon.

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Paul Daley
The provocative 322-page compendium takes on a myriad of issues surrounding the Sport of Kings, including rankings and essays on the best jockeys, trainers, horses (in several categories), owners, track announcers, and handicappers of the modern era.
Lowell Sun
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  • ISBN-13: 9781932910889
  • Publisher: Daily Racing Form Press
  • Publication date: 1/25/2007
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 10.64 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
Stunners: The Greatest Upsets and Worst DQs of Modern Times     1
The Greatest Jockeys     32
The Best Trainers     71
The Most Accomplished Owners     117
Champions: The Best of the Best in Every Division     130
Crowd Pleasers: The Most Consistent, Versatile, and Popular Horses, and the Best Rivalries of the Modern Era     202
Bloodstock: The Best Sires, Sire Lines, Broodmares, Bargains, and Foal Crops-and the Biggest Duds     225
Before My Time     246
Racetracks, Race Callers, and Horseplayers     261
Ideas and Issues     282
The Very Best of All Time of Any Age or Sex     320
About the Author     323
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2007

    GREAT!

    A very well writtan, and great book! It inclued the best horses including: Citation, Personal Ensign, Barbaro. The only thing that ticked me off is that he said: Benardini seemed almost better then Barbaro...' That is crazy!!!!! Bernardini had to be the worst horse!! Barbaro is the Best. Good otherwise.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2007

    Great book cover to cover

    I enjoyed 'The Best and Worst of Thoroughbred Racing' enormously. Even the most casual racing fan would enjoy this book - it's a great read cover-to-cover, but it's also the kind of book you can pick up and grab little bites of. It's filled with interesting stories and the author's picks will certainly spark some debates. Besides the stories about big names like Secretariat, Barbaro, and Personal Ensign, there are sections like 'Before My Time', 'Best Rivalries', 'The Biggest Dud at Stud' - and many more. I highly recommend this extremely interesting and well-written book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports

    Mr. Davidowitz's book is both informative and provocative. The fact that he was present at many of the races discussed gives the book a unique perspective. One is able to understand why horse racing is so captivating, as well as what faults should be corrected.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2007

    Another Winning Book from Davidowitz

    You won't be able to put this book down once you open it! Entertaining, informative, thought-provoking and argumentative from start to finish, this book will certainly stimulate conversation and debate among serious horseplayers and casual racing fans. Wonderful racing stories and insight into the top racing personalities of the past 50 years from an author who has spent most of his life on the backstretch, in the press box and at the betting windows. Was Jerry Bailey really the best jockey of all time?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2007

    Oh, the Memories

    This book is just plain fun for anybody that loves the game of Thoroughbred Racing. Steve Davidowitz is one of the 2 or 3 best writers in the industry, and whether you agree with him or not, his book just brings back a flood of warm and wonderful memories. I wish this was a B grade movie so we could anticipate The Best and Worst 2.

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