The Kentucky Thoroughbred

The Kentucky Thoroughbred

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by Kent Hollingsworth
     
 

Kent Hollingsworth captures the flavor and atmosphere of the Sport of Kings in the dramatic account of the development of the Thoroughbred in Kentucky. Ranging from frontier days, when racing was conducted in open fields as horse-to-horse challenges between proud owners, to the present, when a potential Triple Crown champion may sell for millions of dollars, The

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Kent Hollingsworth captures the flavor and atmosphere of the Sport of Kings in the dramatic account of the development of the Thoroughbred in Kentucky. Ranging from frontier days, when racing was conducted in open fields as horse-to-horse challenges between proud owners, to the present, when a potential Triple Crown champion may sell for millions of dollars, The Kentucky Thoroughbred considers ten outstanding stallions that dominated the shape of racing in their time as representing the many eras of Kentucky Thoroughbred breeding. No less colorful are his accounts of the owners, breeders, trainers, and jockeys associated with these Thoroughbreds, a group devoted to a sport filled with high adventure and great hazards.

First published in 1976, this popular Kentucky classic has been expanded and brought up to date in this new edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813191898
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
893,570
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Sarazen 1

Lexington 12

Citation 33

Domino 55

Longfellow 74

Hamburg 87

Man o' War 112

Bold Ruler 131

Kentucky 157

John Henry 167

Index 184

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