Books about Famous Race Horses

Book about famous racehorses

Favourite books for horseracing The ABR team has taken the chance to publish some of its books on equestrian races; the authors Penelope Miller, Mike Curry and Melissa Bauer-Herzog have each put forward some of their favourites. I' ve got too many favourites to keep track of, but here is a small selection of some of my best race books: This is a must for any race enthusiast (or fan of unlikely but real dog stories.) This is a contemporary US classical for good reasons. "Natalie Keller Reinert's "The Head and Not the Heart" and "Other People's Horses": These two books, which take place in two of my favourite full-blooded venues (Ocala, Fla.

and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), describe exactly the passion and heartache that go into the preparation of horses for living on the race track.

Alex, the coach who has a difficult job keeping her passion for horses separate from the education world, and the two books are very close to reality about the rare side of daily education in the thoroughbred world. It is an absolute fascination reading about one of the most pioneering historic athletes of the twentieth centuary.

"Dick Francis Longshot." Dick Francis, the Hochkönig of horseracing, influenced my youth with his books. One of his secrets my father finished and handed over directly to me to gobble up. One of the most knowledgable race enthusiasts in the whole wide arena, John Perrotta's memories of his experience on the circuit are a must.

One of the greatest race horses of all times, a real and sad tale, this torn my soul to pieces as it erected me through its history of Ruffian's rise to equestrian science and its terrible life-threatening wound. You' ll cry when you see this but you' ll also like it for its glimpse into the lives of one of the greatest filly of all times.

The Black Stallion (and the sequel to it), one of the best young reader race books, is a must for young people. Dramas, commotion, peril and the thrills of contest are abundant in this volume, and it still lasts seventy-five years after its first outing.

Curry: "Seabiscuit" by Laura Hillenbrand was a great race for me - an incredible work which is a must for every motor sports enthusiast and should be on every great race book schedule. I' m also a big supporter of Dick Francis, with Sid Halley as my favourite hero. "I also kept away from the handicapped books, because although they are a must for any enthusiastic horse player, they are generally quite arid and not just rolled up with a nice bowl of cafes.

While I was too young to experience Steve Cauthen's stellar ascent to fame, I felt like I was looking at this novel that told the stories of a young man who in many ways was "the natural" jockey. It was another account of a race horse before my own times that had reached almost mythic stature and provided this work.

Ranging from the pure splendour of her innate abilities to the bitter, heart-rending struggle to rescue this iconic mare foal, this is a must for lovers of race histories and equestrian legend. "Through the century. Mary Simon's "The Story of Thoroughbreed Racing in America ": This guide leads the race enthusiast through the wealth yore of North American sports from 1800 to 2000, decades after decades, with individual feature stories about the greatest sports celebrities and useful and informative shots of the decades, such as top coaches and jokers and "Horse Logos of the Times".

"by Sean Clancy: While Clancy has done a great job recounting the tale of an awesome racer we too soon forgot, the novel provides an incredible selection of pictures for equestrianists. A great glimpse into the spirit of a Nearco and Ribot champion among many, many others, among all kinds of possible theory (some false) on subjects such as the genetic of grey or ray horses, the importance of velocity in stock.

"John Perrotta's "If Horses Ifishes Were Horses": I'm a little prejudiced here because the first part of it was all about America's Best racing, but Perotta is simply a beautiful author whose fiction produces lively pictures and never-to-be-forgotten personalities. Perotta's "If World' Were Horses" will take the readers on an indelible journey with Hamilton "Ham" Greer as a lifetime rider who has written "Luck" for the HBO serial explores the fascination of equestrian sport from a teenager to a man.

I have a bookshelf with six shelves in my lounge, plus another smaller bookshelf (and a pile of books on a table) full of horse books, so you can say that I am a little possessed of horses and books about them. Some of them deal with more pedagogical subjects like nutrition and breed, but there are some classic ones, but I think that every motor sport enthusiast will adore them.

"Dick and Felix Francis Silks." When you are a driver (whether race or not), you can refer to this history. Jockey Geoffrey Mason is a barrister and a real hockey enthusiast who wants to devote his free hours to running his obstacle course, but like most Dick Francis books it's not that easy.

Thick Francis is my favourite writer, thanks to the passion for his story that my grandma put into me from an early age, and while it is difficult for me to pick a favourite silk, it is up there for me. "Horse dealer: Robinson's Robert Sangster and the Rose and Fall of the Sport of Kings": When three persons in one weeks said that I had to reread this novel, I was out.

It is a truly intriguing reading, not only about the Coolmore Imperium, but also about sports in the twentieth cenury. Curiously, I was interested to see how his letter evolved into Francis (who was also a jockey), and although it wasn't at Francis' standard, it was a good one.

Probably I wouldn't suggest it for a younger crowd or it's a fast reading for someone hungry for race notion. Lynn Reardon's "What I've Learn From Saving Racehorses": If you like thoroughbred off-piste, this guide is for you. because I couldn't take it off.

Reardon's lesson she learnt from the OTTBs she had is suitable for any equine human, whether you own horses or just riding. You can also find out more about setting up a high-calibre follow-up organisation (LOPE), which makes it even more interesting. The way a pony, a coach, a jockey and a bunch of high school buddies pounced on the Sheihks and Bloodbloods... and "Won" of the Funny Cide team:

When a 14-year-old fool mad about horses won two Triple Crown stages with Funny Cide, I was completely vacuumed into the Funny Cide Fans?club. In New York, a bred gelding with " normal boys " who came to the tracks in a class van and didn't shrink from having a lot of fun at the race; what's not to like?

When Funny Cide was losing the Belmont my cardio was broken and I was really excited when I opened my anniversary presents in 2005 and got this one. Add it to any race libraries I strongly suggest. America's Premier Race Dynasty" by Ann Hagedorn Auerbach: There is no non-fiction that has triggered such a conflict of feelings for me as this one.

Reading the books was great, but it was annoying to see in detail the choices Calumet had made. Despite my intense emotion about the measures taken in this volume, it is a must for anyone interested in the story of motorsports and why Calumet is still so much admired in it.

Avalyn Hunter, " Comment Northern Dancer a fondé une dynastie de course ", von Avalyn Hunter : Whereas this is more for family treeerds like me, it is one of my favourite books. In my view, Northern Dancer is the most powerful world father of contemporary civilization and seeing him become so powerful is very interesting.

Released 10 years ago, it's obviously lacking some update that has taken place over the past ten years, but still a very valuable reading if you want to know how the sports family trees got to where they are now.

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