Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf (Hardcover)

Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf By Virginia C. Johnson, Barbara Crookshanks Cover Image
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Virginia, mother of presidents, is also the mother of American horse racing. From the very beginning, Virginians have risked it all on the track as eagerly as on the battlefield. Follow the bloodlines of three foundation sires of the American Thoroughbred through generations of rollicking races and larger-than-life grandees wagering kingly stakes, sometimes on horses not yet born. How did the horse nicknamed Damn His Eyes get protection money from other horse owners? What did it mean to tap the claret to break a neck-and-neck tie? Why was Confederate cavalry so much better than Union was it the riders, or was it the mounts? All these and many more stories of horsemanship on and off the track fill the pages of Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781540218551
ISBN-10: 1540218554
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: August 1st, 2008
Pages: 162
Language: English