Racing Through the Century: The Story of Thoroughbred Racing in Americaby Mary Simon, Mark Simons (Afterword)
Horse racing in the twentieth century was filled with excitement, wonderment, disappointment, riches, and speed. The sport of kings metamorphosed with the changing times, mirroring the economic and political climate of the United States. Until now, no other book has captured the thrills and defeats, the culture and the business of Thoroughbred racing during this time. Written by Eclipse Award-winning author Mary Simon, contributing editor of Thoroughbred Times, and filled with dramatic historical photographs capturing some of the greatest racing moments, this book will catapult you into the fast-paced and exciting world of racing. Geared to the horse aficionado and the aficionado wannabe, this elegant coffee table book covers not only the history of racing from decade to decade during the twentieth century, but how it relates to the history of America as well. The text includes a foreword by Mark Simon, editor of Thoroughbred Times.
About the Author: Mary Simon won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Magazine Writing for her series in the Thoroughbred Times that inspired this book. She grew up in Southern California, an enthralled middle class fan of racing, and small time participant-her family bred a foal or two each spring on a grassless half-acre lot, 25 miles and a world away from the glamorous Santa Anita Park. Their dream was that of everyone else in the business-to win the Kentucky derby-but there would be no fairy tale ending for them. Instead, Mary took her fascination with racing and turned to journalism and writing. She is the author of the book The History of the Thoroughbred in California and was the associate editor for Thoroughbred of California magazine. She is currently a contributing editor for the Thoroughbred Times in Lexington, Kentucky. She is married to Mark Simon, editor of the Thoroughbred Times. They have two daughters, Nora and Rachel.
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