Horse Racing Divas: From Azeri to Zenyatta, Twelve Fillies and Mares Who Achieved Racing's Highest Honor

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Horse of the Year is the highest honor bestowed in Thoroughbred racing, and only 12 female runners have achieved this award. From Miss Woodford in the 1880s to Zenyatta in 2010, Horse Racing Divas profiles these outstanding runners, their owners and trainers, and the eras that shaped their careers.  One constant holds throughout the book: These “Women of the Year” are celebrated for their remarkable achievements, all forever linked in an elite sisterhood.  Previously titled: Women of the Year: 10 ...

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Horse of the Year is the highest honor bestowed in Thoroughbred racing, and only 12 female runners have achieved this award. From Miss Woodford in the 1880s to Zenyatta in 2010, Horse Racing Divas profiles these outstanding runners, their owners and trainers, and the eras that shaped their careers.  One constant holds throughout the book: These “Women of the Year” are celebrated for their remarkable achievements, all forever linked in an elite sisterhood.  Previously titled: Women of the Year: 10 Fillies Who Achieved Racing's Highest Honor
 
 

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"Rare is the history book that is a page-turner; this is one of them. While some racing books get too bogged down trying to tell the tale of each and every race, this book expertly weaves racing and society history with the tales of these storied characters, both human and horse."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581503449
  • Publisher: Eclipse Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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The Staff and correspondents of The Blood Horse magazine consist of experts in the fields of Thoroughbred horse racing. The writers who bring these fillies’ stories to life include the award-winning writers Edward L. Bowen, Steve Haskin, Avalyn Hunter, and John McEvoy, plus senior staff writer David Schmitz, editor Tom Hall, and Blood-Horse correspondents Craig Harzmann, Tracy Gantz, and Eliza McGraw.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Miss Woodford

Imp

Beldame

Regret

Twilight Tear

Busher

Moccasin

All Along

Lady's Secret

Azeri

Rachel Alexandra

Zenyatta

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