The Kentucky Thoroughbred

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Hollingsworth writes with authority and a good deal of polish about an exotic industry in which Kentucky has led the world for at least a century, and about equine feats that today's horseplayers may find virtually incredible" -- Louisville Courier-Journal

"Sliding with ease and grace between accounts of the sport's greatest horses and most colorful characters, Hollingsworth gives a remarkably complete history of horse racing in America" -- Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813191898
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 1/9/2009
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 968,777
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Kent Hollingsworth (1929-1999) was recently inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Oakblaze

    Can I Join the clan ?

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    Posted January 1, 2013

    Windymoon

    Im so sorry Velvetstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Shadow

    She returned to camp, head low and tail down. I have to quit rp here. Best of luck to all of you. Onward and upward, goodbye.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Dapplesong

    Dapplesong started to clean herself. She shakily got up and started walking to the fresh-kill pile and went back to her spot. (He got what he deserved. I bet I'll be hearing this on the news! Severljump doesn' t want to stay she doesn't have to)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Windwing

    Purred and woke up to find a sleeping riverkit on his back. (Wheres new camp.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Greenleaf

    Please stay Servaljump. We'd all miss you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Lightkit

    *she flattens her ears and pads to the nursery*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Willowleaf

    (Yeah! I would never throw my problems on other people, least of all my rp friends, but Velvetstar is different! She got r**ed and now she's pregnant, and she needs some support. We aren't and weren't ignoring you, Servaljump, but if you're going to be stubborn and insist that we ignore you, that's your problem.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Stsrsky

    (My favorite boy names are James, Toby, and Jay. For girl names, I dont have a favorite. I do like Emma, Megan, and Alexis.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Servaljump

    Nah, still leaving. Bye!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Skyleaf

    "Don't leave Servaljump! :,(( Wolfsun, you and Velvetstar might have different desicions about what would be right for the child, but ultimately, it's her desicion what she wants to do and I don't think we should try and influence her..." Skyleaf's RPer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Wolfsun

    No probs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Emeraldpaw to velvetstar

    (Someone said they wanted to move camps because of being locked out. To make ur job easier, i found a good sight at horse breeds all resuts. Idk if u wanna move but heres this if u do!) Tackles treasurepaw playfully.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Treasurepaw

    She pokes her head into the nursery and slightly smiles when she sees Riverkit and Velvetstar with Windwing. Treasurepaw sighs and pads to the last reasult to hunt.(Servaljump, please dont go! I know its your discision if you want to stay or not, but at least stay for another moon!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Steel

    All three foxes come into the den quietly and look around. "The storm will be over tonight. We will be leaving now." Steel said quietly. He turned around and started to walk out. "Luna you will be coming too. Get Applekit, and come. Mercury make sure she does." He said disspaearing into the howling wind. Mercury nodded and Luna gently picked up Applekit. "Thank you cats, I promise to see you soon when Applekot has grown older." She said softly before following Mercury into the snow. (Applekit come to Red Fox result five.) ~/~ `~,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Maplejay

    ((Velvetstar, you dont know how happy I am about that. I know I wasnt adopted and dont know what its like but, my best friend was adopted and until this year I pretty much constanly told her her parents probably loved her and had to give her away. It made her so upset and I honestly wouldnt wish that on anyone)(and again, Severljump, PLEASE stay))


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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Los Gatos

    The three siblings pad in excitedly, laughing and talking amongst themselves. "Quiero ser un gato medicina," Goldkit mews proudly. "Yo quiero ser un querrero," Lionkit says, puffing out his chest. Bonitakit is silent. "No se lo que quiero ser," she says finally.*~••~*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Applekit

    Poo. I'm the only kit in the clan. Still, that means that I get the whole nursery to myself! Whoot, whoot! Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. (Holy cow, my thumbs are sore!) Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Moo. Oops. I'm not a cow! Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. This is fun! Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow. Meow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Velvetstar

    (Im finally home!! Yay I missed my room! Lol. So, the guy got 50 years in jail for wht he did to me, then another 10 for under age drinking, and another 15 for appartently trying to run from police! So he will be in jail for a total of 75 yrs!!! So, he'll be 92 when he gets out!! I also went to my stepdads to tell him abt wht happened and all he said was "oh, wow." >:/ i cudda beat him up. I mean, u guys dont even know me and u were nicer then tht. Bleh, i cant stand him.) Velvetstar layed down by Windwing and fell asleep. Riverkit yawned and layed by Velvetstar but wasnt comfortable. So he stood and jumped onto Windwings back then went to sleep.

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