Head to Head: Conversations with a Generation of Horse Racing Legends

Head to Head: Conversations with a Generation of Horse Racing Legends

by Lenny Shulman

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Overview

In Head to Head, award-winning writer Lenny Shulman offers highlights from the best interviews he has conducted throughout his twenty-year career covering Thoroughbred horse racing. In that time, he has coaxed the innermost thoughts out of the sport's most notable headline-makers. It was to Shulman that Helen "Penny" Chenery, owner of Secretariat, publicly revealed for the first time the mistakes she made with her superstar colt. Arthur Hancock III shared with him his feelings of being banished from his family's Claiborne Farm, and his pride in succeeding on his own with the great Sunday Silence. Owner Paul Reddam poured out his hopes and fears to Shulman in the hour before realizing his dream of winning the Kentucky Derby with I'll Have Another. Head to Head offers insights from men and women who reached the top levels of success in all aspects of the sport of kings and documents the history of the Thoroughbred racing industry over a roughly fifty-year period. Shulman takes readers behind the scenes with industry legends (including Chenery, James E. "Ted" Bassett III, Bobby Frankel, Tony Leonard, Cot Campbell, Tom Durkin, and Bob Baffert), owners, trainers, veterinarians, and even celebrities such as Sam Shepard, Bo Derek, and Jenny Craig. A special section highlights the women of the Thoroughbred world and features interviews with Helen Alexander, Charlsie Cantey, Barbara Banke, Josephine Abercrombie, Maggi Moss, Charlotte Weber, and Marylou Whitney.

Touching on some of the greatest horses and greatest races the sport has ever seen, this engaging book serves as an important oral history of the sport and the industry. At the same time, it will be a guide for new generations of enthusiasts who are interested in learning from some of horse racing's most successful luminaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813181271
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 07/27/2021
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lenny Shulman is an Emmy Award-winning writer in TV and film as well as for magazines and newspapers. He has served as features editor for BloodHorse magazine and is the author of Justify: 111 Days to Triple Crown Glory and Ride of Their Lives: The Triumphs and Turmoil of Today's Top Jockeys. He lives in Versailles, Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Section 1: LEGENDS OF THE INDUSTRY
Chapter 1: Helen 'Penny' Chenery
Chapter 2: James E. 'Ted' Bassett III
Chapter 3: Bobby Frankel
Chapter 4: Tony Leonard
Chapter 5: Cot Campbell
Chapter 6: Tom Durkin
Chapter 7: Bob Baffert
Section 2: WOMEN OF THE THIOROUGHBRED WORLD
Chapter 1: Helen Alexander
Chapter 2: Charlsie Cantey
Chapter 3: Barbara Banke
Chapter 4: Josephine Abercrombie
Chapter 5: Maggi Moss
Chapter 6: Charlotte Weber
Chapter 7: Marylou Whitney
Section 3: CELEBRITIES
Chapter 1: Jenny Craig
Chapter 2: Sam Shepard
Chapter 3: Bo Derek
Chapter 4: David Milch
Chapter 5: Michael Imperioli
Chapter 6: Rick Pitino
Chapter 7: Tom Hammond
Chapter 8: Joe Torre
Section 4: KENTUCKY HARDBOOTS
Chapter 1: Robert Courtney
Chapter 2: Charles Nuckols Jr
Chapter 3: Arthur Hancock III
Chapter 4: E.S. Clark Jr
Chapter 5: Gov. Brereton Jones
Chapter 6: Henry White
Chapter 7: Ted Carr
Chapter 8: Dr. Smiser West
Chapter 9: John T.L. Jones Jr
Section 5: VETERINARIANS
Chapter 1: Dr. Robert Copelan
Chapter 2: Dr. Gary Lavin
Chapter 3: Dr. Larry Bramlage
Section 6: KENTUCKY DERBY-WINNING OWNERS
Chapter 1: Bob and Beverly Lewis
Chapter 2: Paul Reddam
Chapter 3: Jerry & Anne Moss and Mike Pegram

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