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Secretariat And Man O War

Author : Charles Jutice
ISBN : 0990368734
Genre : Mathematics
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Secretariat vs. Man o War compares Legendary horses from different eras, using applied statistics.
Category: Mathematics

Man O War

Author : Walter Farley
ISBN : 9780307804914
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Before Secretariat and Seabiscuit, Man o’ War set the standard for horse racing. Walter Farley, the creator of the Black Stallion, chronicles the mightiest racer ever seen on an American racetrack from his surging power and blistering speed to his overwhelming desire to run! Here is the unofficial biography of the “red giant,” from the moment he was foaled through all of his racing triumphs. Winning an astonishing 20 of his 21 starts, Man o’ War became a legend, and captured the heart of a nation before he retired in 1920 to sire Hard Tack, the father of Seabiscuit, and Triple Crown winner War Admiral. With his seamless storytelling, Farley tells the life story of the horse most horse lovers continue to regard as America’s greatest thoroughbred. Told through the eyes of a fictional stableboy, Danny Ryan, Farley makes the intricate world of the “Sport of Kings” accessible and exciting to horse lovers and racing fans of all ages.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Timothy T. Capps
ISBN : 1581500912
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A true horse legend, Secretariat still inspires new generations of fans 30 years after his incredible Triple Crown victory. This book honors the great racehorse who ran with such breathtaking speed, beauty, and power. 40 photos.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Greatest Horse Of All

Author : Charles Justice
ISBN : 9781467834018
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Using the most basic statistics, completely explained, the author selects the sixteen most likely candidates for the title: "greatest horse of the twentieth century." Fifty colts and fillies, listed mainly ina 1999 publication by The Blood-Horse, Inc., were compared using a three-part process. This process narrowed the top contenders to sixteen. The past performance data for these Thoroughbreds were obtained from the Daily Racing Form's 2000 publication Champions. Using results identical to those explained in the book, the author calculates that the best likely average time for Big Brown to run the upcoming Belmont is 147.54 seconds, or 2:27.54. One hundred simulations at 12 furlongs, based on Big Brown's current 2008 performance data and the past 36 years of Belmont winning times, indicate he has a 72-percent chance of winning the triple crown. The identical formulas used in the book on the past performance data for Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, came within fractional seconds of predicting their Belmont/Triple Crown wins. Of course, as most Wall Street pundits will warn, past performance is not a guarantee of future performance! And now, in retrospect, Big Brown sadly did not win. Had he run as he was capable, the predicted time stated above would have beaten the winner, Da'Tara, by 2.09 seconds! Charles Justice June 5 and 9, 2008
Category: Sports & Recreation

Song Of Silver Lake Vol 2

Author : Rod Mills
ISBN : 9781483672427
Genre : Fiction
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Synopsis Song of Silver Lake, vol. 2, book 2 Fiddle Girl Demonstrating a giftedness in violin, Grace discussed with her Harvard educated friend, blind Derry London, the feasibility of attending an elite institution like Julliard School of Music in New York. Derry promised to make a few phone calls, which put her in contact with Mr. Carlton Astor, founder of Astor Plastics in Seattle, also a member of the Julliard board of regents. To Derry's surprise, Mr. Astor seemed more interested in the blind woman's 7 year old niece, Ruth, than he was in Grace, the prospective Julliard student. He even insisted on flying to Silver Lake in his private aircraft to take Derry and Ruth to dinner. What could possibly be Carlton Astor's interest in little Ruth? While Derry researched Julliard School of Music, Grace was invited to tour with the McCoy family, a local amateur bluegrass group. The Real McCoy's annually closed up their Silver Lake mechanics shop to make a month long circuit to county fairs across several states. Grace, first chair in her high school orchestra, but a novice to the Bluegrass fiddle, was shocked when Pop McCoy entered her in the Lexington, Kentucky Bluegrass competition. Loyalties between the fiddle girl and The Real McCoy's were tested as bizarre events unfolded during this month long trip.
Category: Fiction

The Horse God Built

Author : Lawrence Scanlan
ISBN : 1429968087
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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He was the perfect horse, it was said, "the horse God built." Most of us know the legend of Secretariat, the tall, handsome chestnut racehorse whose string of honors runs long and rich: the only two-year-old ever to win Horse of the Year, in 1972; winner in 1973 of the Triple Crown, his times in all three races still unsurpassed; featured on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated; the only horse listed on ESPN's top fifty athletes of the twentieth century (ahead of Mickey Mantle). His final race at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack is a touchstone memory for horse lovers everywhere. Yet while Secretariat will be remembered forever, one man, Eddie "Shorty" Sweat, who was pivotal to the great horse's success, has been all but forgotten---until now. In The Horse God Built, bestselling equestrian writer Lawrence Scanlan has written a tribute to an exceptional man that is also a backroads journey to a corner of the racing world rarely visited. As a young black man growing up in South Carolina, Eddie Sweat struggled at several occupations before settling on the job he was born for---groom to North America's finest racehorses. As Secretariat's groom, loyal friend, and protector, Eddie understood the horse far better than anyone else. A wildly generous man who could read a horse with his eyes, he shared in little of the financial success or glamour of Secretariat's wins on the track, but won the heart of Big Red with his soft words and relentless devotion. In Scanlan's rich narrative, we get a groom's-eye view of the racing world and the vantage of a man who spent every possible moment with the horse he loved, yet who often basked in the horse's glory from the sidelines. More than anything else, The Horse God Built is a moving portrait of the powerful bond between human and horse.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Thoroughbred Racing

Author : Kent Baker
ISBN : 9780791066546
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traces the history of thoroughbred racing, including breeding and training a racehorse, the racing circuit, and racing legends.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Thoroughbred Champions

Author : Blood-Horse, Inc
ISBN : 1581500246
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Follows The Blood-Horse's Top 100 list, beginning with Man o' War in the No. 1 spot and ending with Blue Larkspur at No. 100.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Kentucky Derby Iq

Author : Joel Katte
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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New in this edition: - 60 additional, brand new questions - improved layout for questions and answer keys makes it easier than ever to quiz family and friends - brand new chapters on Orb, California Chrome and American Pharaoh - improved functionality for e-readers, smartphones and tablets - print edition includes 17 B&W photographs - digital edition includes 25 full color photographs - 320 total Kentucky Derby trivia questions Spying the twin spires, hugging the rail, hearing the snap of the gate, the crowd takes a nervous deep breath in unison. The horses lunge, the jockeys crouch. Now the race for the roses is run and timelessness has begun. Long-shot odds, winning tickets, record crowds, Hall of Fame statistics, and historical dates all add up to the "most exciting two minutes in sports." Think you know Kentucky Derby history? Think again. This IQ Series book will test even the best horsemen and trainers who have been around the sport their whole lives. Test your skills. Wrack your brain. It's the ultimate Kentucky Derby IQ test.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The 100 Greatest Days In New York Sports

Author : Stuart Miller
ISBN : 0618574808
Genre : History
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A sports journalist pays tribute to great moments in New York sports history in an illustrated survey that ranks the top one hundred events that transformed American sports, from an 1823 horse race that pitted the North against the South, to Lou Gehrig's farewell speech, to the Ali-Frazier fight at the Garden, covering all of the city's storied franchises and more.
Category: History

Kentucky S Famous Racehorses

Author : Patricia L. Thompson
ISBN : 9781439622520
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Central Kentucky is home to many magnificent horses and their farms. Although there are numerous places to witness these beautiful animals, including Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Pimlico, and Belmont, their history often gets overwhelmed by their statistics. Images of America: Kentucky’s Famous Racehorses goes beyond the numbers and provides insight into the character of these beloved creatures by featuring stories straight from those closest to the horses—the grooms.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Phil Georgeff
ISBN : 9781461661771
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When Citation (1945-1970) retired in mid-1951, he was horseracing's first and, to that point, only millionaire racehorse. Following his 1948 triumphs at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont in 1948, it would be twenty-five years before another horse (Secreteriat) would again wear the coveted Triple Crown. Citation, by legendary announcer and longtime horseracing insider Phil Georgeff, reveals all about the thoroughbred, his remarkable career, and those in his inner circle. Georgeff delves into Citation's unusual bloodline; the death of his original rider, Al Snider, swept out to sea while fishing off the Florida keys; Citation's stunning 1948 Triple Crown victory; and the ultimate effects of the horse's excessive, aggressive schedule (racing on little rest after traveling cross-country in sweltering vans and railroad boxcars). Based on interviews from those who knew the thoroughbred, including famed jockey Eddie Arcaro and renowned son-and-father trainers Ben A. and Jimmy Jones; Citation is more than merely the biography of a gifted horse. It the full story of the greatest sports figure in the history of horseracing, a champion who won or placed in thirty different contests in his career and whose spirit continue to captivate the American public.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Kentucky Derby The First 100 Years

Author : Peter Chew
ISBN : UOM:39015004745223
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Action photographs, lively text, and race chants provide a comprehensive history of the Kentucky Derby
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Thoroughbred Horse

Author : Sara Green
ISBN : 9781600146619
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Engaging images accompany information about the Thoroughbred horse. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Great Breeders And Their Methods

Author : Rommy Faversham
ISBN : 9780929346779
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Can a Thoroughbred sire with 64 stakes winners from 381 foals - nearly 17 percent - be considered a failure? Or is such a claim no more than the rumblings of a jealous racing society? So it is with the great Man o' War. Despite reshaping Thoroughbred pedigrees for decades to come, Samuel Riddle and his partner, Walter Jeffords, have long been accused of ruining the breeding efforts of the 20th Century's greatest runner. Now, author and pedigree analyst Rommy Faversham dispels the myths surrounding Riddle, Jeffords, and this legendary horse. He shows the careful design of Man o' War's racing and breeding career and details the pedigrees of the horse's ancestors, mates and progeny. Throughout this analysis, Faversham weaves the tale of an American landscape forever changed by "Big Red" and his thousands of fans. It's a story that proves method - and not just luck - is what makes a great Thoroughbred breeder.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Horse God Built

Author : Lawrence Scanlan
ISBN : CHI:75987025
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Most of us know the legend of Secretariat, the tall, handsome chestnut racehorsewhose string of honours runs long and rich: the only two-year-old ever towin Horse of the Year, in 1972; winner in 1973 of the Triple Crown, his times inall three races still untouched; featured on the cover of Time, Newsweek andSports Illustrated; the only horse listed on ESPN’s top 50 athletes of the 20th century.His final race at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack is a touchstone memory forhorse lovers everywhere. Yet while Secretariat will forever be remembered, oneman who was pivotal to the great horse’s success has been all but forgotten—untilnow. In The Horse God Built, bestselling equestrian writer Lawrence Scanlan haswritten a tribute to an exceptional man that is also a backroads journey through acorner of the racing world seldom visited. As Secretariat’s groom, Edward“Shorty” Sweat had far more contact with the horse than anyone, and no one understoodhim better. Travelling through the American South, hanging about the tracksand the barns of thoroughbred racing, Scanlan reveals a skilled and much lovedblack man of the old South, who had a consuming fatherly passion and dedicationto “his” horse. We see the racing world through the eyes of a man who died in poverty,his standing-room-only funeral packed with friends and family—yet unattendedby the other principals in Secretariat’s life. We hear colourful backstretch anecdotesabout Eddie and Secretariat from coworkers, jockeys, trainers and owners, allcontributing not just to one man’s story, but to a portrait of a powerful bond betweenhuman and horse.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Triple Crown Winners

Author : Suzanne Wilding
ISBN : 0819308137
Genre : Race horses
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Introduces the races that are part of the American Triple Crown and describes the breeding and training of the nine horses that have won this trophy.
Category: Race horses

The Ultimate Book Of New York Lists

Author : Bert Randolph Sugar
ISBN : 9781602397743
Genre : Games & Activities
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Draws on the expertise of famous residents and tourists including Pete Hamill and Howard Stern to rank best and worst visitor spots in New York City, advising readers on everything from where to find the best hamburger to the top ten songs about New York. Original.
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Duel For The Crown

Author : Linda Carroll
ISBN : 9781476733227
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A gripping look at the great duel between Affirmed, the last horse to win the Triple Crown—comprised of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes—and his archrival, Alydar. From the moment they first galloped head-to-head in Saratoga Springs, the two chestnut colts showed they were the stuff of racing legend. Alydar, all muscle with a fearsome closing kick, was already the popular favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Affirmed, deceptively laid-back streamlined elegance, was powered forward by his steely determination not to settle for second place. In the Sport of Kings, the Triple Crown is the most valued prize, requiring a horse to win not just one race, but three: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. And 1978 would not be just for the record books, but also one of the greatest dramas ever played out in the racing world. There were names to conjure with, worthy of the Sport of Kings. The bloodline of Native Dancer. The teen wonderboy jockey Steve Cauthen. The once unbeatable Calumet Farm—the Damn Yankees of the racing world—now in eclipse and hoping for a comeback. The newcomer Harbor View Farm—owned by brash financier Louis Wolfson, who wouldn’t let even a conviction and a prison sentence for securities violations stand in the way of his dreams of glory. And the racetracks themselves: Belmont, Saratoga, Pimlico. And, of course, Churchill Downs. It has been thirty-five years since Affirmed and Alydar fought for the Triple Crown, thirty-five years when no other horse has won it. Duel for the Crown brings this epic battle to life. Not just two magnificent Thoroughbreds but the colorful human personalities surrounding them, caught up in an ever-intensifying battle of will and wits that lasted until the photo finish of the final Triple Crown race . . . and Alydar and Affirmed leaped into the history books.
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Racing Through The Century

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ISBN : PSU:000055155588
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A lively tour of twentieth-century horse racing takes readers inside the exciting world of thoroughbreds, race tracks, and high-stakes betting and horse breeding, accompanied by more than 165 black-and-white and full-color photographs.
Category: Sports & Recreation