×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Horse Racing's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Derby Delights, Frenetic Finishes, and Backstretch Banter
     

Horse Racing's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Derby Delights, Frenetic Finishes, and Backstretch Banter

5.0 3
by David L Hudson
 

See All Formats & Editions


Known as "the sport of kings," horse racing has been around the track, so to speak. Out of the gates as early as ancient Greece’s Olympic Games, racing would truly find its footing centuries later when Arabian horses were brought to England during the Crusades. Soon nobles with deep pockets were striking friendly wagers, and by Queen Anne’s reign,

Overview


Known as "the sport of kings," horse racing has been around the track, so to speak. Out of the gates as early as ancient Greece’s Olympic Games, racing would truly find its footing centuries later when Arabian horses were brought to England during the Crusades. Soon nobles with deep pockets were striking friendly wagers, and by Queen Anne’s reign, races with big purses were off and running—and making their way across the pond.In the United States, horse racing has given the world of professional sports—even baseball—a run for its money. In Horse Racing’s Most Wanted™, readers will have the inside track on the sport that draws more than a million viewers every spring with the Triple Crown. Only eleven horses have swept this illustrious series in its 130-year history. Race alongside these near-mythical champions, the jockeys and trainers who spurred them on, and the many competitors who came, raced, but did not conquer. Whether or not it’s the Derby, this sport is exciting. Learn about the fastest fillies, oddest names, greatest tracks, studliest sires—and more.Author David L. Hudson Jr. returns to the Most Wanted™ series with more than fifty lists that cover the sport’s surprising upsets, tragic falls, and photo-finish races. No matter if you win, place, or show, this book is a sure bet.

Editorial Reviews

Sean Magee

"A book that zips along like a Derby winner--at Churchill Downs or Epsom--and offers a wealth of fascinating information, both for experienced horse players and for anyone who simply loves to watch horses race."—Sean Magee, author of Lester's Derbys
From the Publisher
"A book that zips along like a Derby winner--at Churchill Downs or Epsom--and offers a wealth of fascinating information, both for experienced horse players and for anyone who simply loves to watch horses race."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597977357
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Series:
Most Wanted
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,329,756
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

David L. Hudson, Jr. has written and cowritten more than thirty books, including Horse Racing’s Most Wanted™, Boxing’s Most Wanted™, Mixed Martial Arts’ Most Wanted™, Basketball’s Most Wanted II™ and Basketball Championships’ Most Wanted™. He resides in the middle Tennessee area with his wife, Carla.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Horse Racing's Most Wanted?: The Top 10 Book of Derby Delights, Frenetic Finishes, and Backstretch Banter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Going out of town wony be back till next week
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where are you lizzy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(