Gold Rush: How Mr. Prospector Became Racing's Billion Dollar Sire

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Mr. Prospector showed early brilliance as a speedster on the racetrack, but nothing could have prepared the horse racing world for the spectacular progenitor he would become. By the time of his death at age 29 in 1999, Mr. Prospector had led the U.S. sire list twice (with his sons and daughters earning more than $16 million) and had led the broodmare sire list twice. He has since led the broodmare sire list seven more times. He sired 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who sold for $4 million as a ...

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Overview

Mr. Prospector showed early brilliance as a speedster on the racetrack, but nothing could have prepared the horse racing world for the spectacular progenitor he would become. By the time of his death at age 29 in 1999, Mr. Prospector had led the U.S. sire list twice (with his sons and daughters earning more than $16 million) and had led the broodmare sire list twice. He has since led the broodmare sire list seven more times. He sired 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who sold for $4 million as a yearling and was syndicated for stud duty for $70 million. Respected pedigree expert Avalyn Hunter looks at Mr. Prospector and his incredible impact on the American Thoroughbred.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781581501735
  • Publisher: Eclipse Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Avalyn Hunter lives in Lake City, Flordia.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: A Champion That Never Was     7
Two Men And A Horse     11
Derby Fever     21
What Might Have Been     31
Florida     37
Claiborne     45
The Sky's The Limit     57
Blue Blood     69
Parade Of Champions     83
Branches From The Tree: Fappiano     99
Branches From The Tree: Forty Niner And Gone West     113
The Golden Girls     127
King Of The Ring     139
A Legacy Of Gold     143
Appendix     147
Index     216
Photo Credits     221
Acknowledgments     223
About the Author     224
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