Lexington, KY: Eclipse Press, 2006. ... 150 Years of Racing in Saratoga:
LittleKnown Stories and Facts from America's Most Historic Racing City.
Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2013. Daily Racing Form. The American
Racing Manual 1952.
Author: Melanie Greene
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
In a handicap, horses are assigned weights based on their past performances as a way to try to create evenly matched fields. The better the horse, the heavier the weight assigned. In the United States, handicaps once accounted for the majority of stakes races and were known to boast large purses attracting the leading horses of the day. Kentucky-bred horses such as Discovery, Equipoise and Kelso won under the heaviest of weights, dominating the handicap division year after year, and were immortalized in the hall of fame. These equine stars brought recognition to the Sport of Kings and became renowned athletes for their courage, fortitude and durability. Join author and turf historian Melanie Greene as she recounts the harrowing tales of these noble steeds.
The Story of the First Japanese American Jockey in the United States John
Christgau. 12. Then one night with Jiro the talk turned into an argument and
shouting. Ko- buki interview, September 24, 2006. ... January 24, 1941; Editors of
the Daily Racing Form, The American Racing Manual: Edition of 1940 (Chicago:
Author: John Christgau
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
The first Japanese American jockey, Kokomo Joe burst like a comet on the American horse-racing scene in the summer of 1941. As war with Japan loomed, Yoshio Kokomo Joe Kobuki won race after race, stirring passions far beyond merely the envy and antagonism of other jockeys. His is a story of the American dream catapulting headlong into the nightmare of a nation gripped by wartime hysteria and xenophobia. The story that unfolds in Kokomo Joe is at once inspiring, deeply sad, and richly ironic and remarkably relevant in our own climate of nationalist fervor and racial profiling. Sent to Japan from Washington State after his mother and three siblings died of the Spanish flu, Kobuki continued to nurse his dream of the American good life. Because of his small stature, his ambition steered him to a future as a star jockey. John Christgau narrates Kobuki s rise from lowly stable boy to reigning star at California fairs and in the bush leagues. He describes how, at the height of the jockey s fame, even his flight into the Sonora Desert could not protect him from the government s espionage and sabotage dragnet. And finally he recounts how, after three years of internment, Kokomo Joe tried to reclaim his racing success, only to fall victim to still-rampant racism, a career-ending injury, and cancer.
with statistics and a recap of the season that just concluded, as compiled each
year by the Daily Racing Form's experts. Seasoned horsemen and ... New York:
Grove Press, 2006. Blood-Horse, The. A Quarter-Century of American Racing
and Breeding, 1916–1940. Lexington, KY: The ... The American Racing Manual (
Editions of 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1946, 1947, 1948,
Author: Linda Carroll
Publisher: Hachette UK
In the bestselling tradition ofthe The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the propulsive, inspiring Cinderella story of Stymie, an unwanted Thoroughbred, and Hirsch Jacobs, the once dirt-poor trainer who bought the colt on the cheap and molded him into the most popular horse of his time and the richest racehorse the world had ever seen. In the wake of World War II, as turmoil and chaos were giving way to a spirit of optimism, Americans were looking for inspiration and role models showing that it was possible to start from the bottom and work your way up to the top-and they found it in Stymie, the failed racehorse plucked from the discard heap by trainer Hirsch Jacobs. Like Stymie, Jacobs was a commoner in "The Sport of Kings," a dirt-poor Brooklyn city slicker who forged an unlikely career as racing's winningest trainer by buying cheap, unsound nags and magically transforming them into winners. The $1,500 pittance Jacobs paid to claim Stymie became history's biggest bargain as the ultimate iron horse went on to run a whopping 131 races and win 25 stakes, becoming the first Thoroughbred ever to earn more than $900,000. The Cinderella champion nicknamed "The People's Horse" captivated the masses with his rousing charge-from-behind stretch runs, his gritty blue-collar work ethic, and his rags-to-riches success story. In a golden age when horse racing rivaled baseball and boxing as America's most popular pastime, he was every bit as inspiring a sports hero as Joe DiMaggio and Joe Louis. Taking readers on a crowd-pleasing ride with Stymie and Jacobs, Out of the Clouds -- the winner of the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award -- unwinds a real-life Horatio Alger tale of a dauntless team and its working-class fans who lived vicariously through the stouthearted little colt they embraced as their own.
... were taken from the American Racing Manual, The Blood-Horse magazine (
print and online at http://www.bloodhorse.com), ... TABLE B1 Kentucky Derby,
1946–2006 Dual Year Winner Odds qualifiers 1946 Assault* 8.2 5 1947 Jet Pilot
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Author: Donald B. Hausch
Its basic empirical research and investigation of pure theories of investment in the sports and lottery markets make this volume a winner. These markets are simpler to study than traditional financial markets, and their expected values and outcomes are uncomplicated. By means of new overviews of scholarship on the industry side of racetrack and other betting markets to betting exchanges and market efficiencies, contributors consider a variety of sports in countries around the world. The result is not only superior information about market forecasting, but macro- and micro-analyses that are relevant to other markets. * Easily studied sports markets reveal features relevant for more complex traditional financial markets * Significant coverage of sports from racing to jai alai * New studies of betting exchanges and Internet wagering markets
Horse Racing The American Racing Manual 1994, Daily Racing Form, Inc., 1994;
1994 Directory and Record Book, The Thoroughbred Racing Association, 1994;
The Trotting and Pacing Guide 1994, United States Trotting Association, 1994; ...
Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Time Books
Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this reference includes statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports.
... Feb 2006.jsp > . 26 Steve Haskin , Kelso , Thoroughbred Legends No. 21 (
Lexington , Ky .: Eclipse Press , 2003 ) , p . 22 . 27 Charles Hatton , “ Profiles of
Best Horses - Kelso , ” The American Racing Manual , 1965 Edition ( Chicago :
Author: Linda Kennedy
Publisher: Westholme Pub Llc
Always considered among the top four horses of all time--with Man OWar, Secretariat, and Citation--Kelso reigned supreme for five unprecedented years in the 1960s. 15 b&w photos.
Brown's perseverance was as impressive as his record in 2006 was
disheartening . Statistics in The American Racing Manual show that in 280
mounts , he won only once ( at Evangeline ) , with seven seconds , 12 thirds , and
purse earnings ...
Author: Ed McNamara
Publisher: Daily Racing Form
"In Cajun Racing: From the Bush Tracks to the Triple Crown, longtime turf writer Ed McNamara takes you on a wild ride way down south to Louisiana. There you'll meet a remarkably resilient people with a passion for racing and an unmatched touch with racehorses. In Cajun country, there's a lot of character and a lot of characters, as superstar jockey Kent Desormeaux likes to say"--Cover, p. 2.
Author: Gerry Brown
Publisher: ESPN Books
An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea . . . Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has traveled the length, breadth, and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forward and backward through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released, and colorfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And of course Arthur Dent has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. Arthur has finally made it home to Earth, but that does not mean he has escaped his fate. Arthur's chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa have evaporated rapidly, along with all the world's oceans. For no sooner has he touched down on the planet Earth than he finds out that it is about to be blown up . . . again. And Another Thing . . . is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese.
America's Best-Selling Sports Almanac Gerry Brown, Michael Morrison ... 251
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Author: Gerry Brown
Publisher: ESPN Books
For over 10 years, the ESPN Sports Almanac has been the definitive source for answers to most every sports question. From record-holders to champions, auto racing to the Iditarod, ballparks, business news, and Who's Who to the dearly departed athletes of the year past, the ESPN Sports Almanac 2008 tracks them in hundreds of photos, thousands of tables, countless facts and figures, plus expert analysis from ESPN's most popular personalities (Chris Berman, Dan Patrick, Stuart Scott, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Dick Vitale, et al.). Add fan input from ESPN.com's SportsNation polls, along with ESPN's unique brand of humor, and this latest edition will keep the ESPN Sports Almanac the reigning champion and a New York Times best-seller.
Every year , Charles Hatton wrote “ Profiles of Best Horses ” for the American
Racing Manual , and in 1972 he wrote , of course , about Secretariat . But in that
first of his series on Secretariat there is a line , understated as always , about
Author: Lawrence Scanlan
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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.
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