Horse Racing's Top 100 Moments
Some of horse racing's most respected authorities looked at feats of greatness, world records, legendary rivalries, and innovations to rank the sport's top 100 moments. They weighed individual accomplishments against industry initiatives, innovations against lucky breaks to come up with the definitive list. They pondered Secretariat's 31-length Belmont Stakes victory, Smarty Jones' elusive Triple Crown, the creation of the Breeders' Cup, and advancements in equine surgery. Racing's top 100 list will generate debate for years to come, just as did the ranking of Man o' War over Secretariat as Horse of the Century. Richly illustrated with historic and modern photos, Horse Racing's Top 100 Moments also contains comprehensive lists of leading earners, fastest times, highest prices, and most races won.
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First Line: In 2005 the staff of Eclipse Press and The Blood-Horse magazine brainstormed to come up with a list of racing's greatest moments. At the age of thirteen, I scraped together the money--a whopping $48 if I remember correctly--for a year's subscription to The Blood-Horse magazine. I kept subscribing to it for thirty years. I've always found their information and the books written by the staff members to be excellent. This book is no exception. The one hundred moments chosen by the Blood-Horse staff include not only thrilling races, but the implementation of DNA testing, the introduction of the modern starting gate, influential sires and more. I have to admit that I was more interested in the chapters involving races (yes, I still remember exactly where I was when Secretariat won the Belmont in 1973) and the champions that I've actually gotten to "meet", but each of the one hundred moments was well chosen and well written. This book will proudly join all the other books from The Blood-Horse and Eclipse Press on my shelves. If you're interested in horse racing, or have a horse crazy child in the family, this book would make an excellent gift.
Review: Horse Racing's Top 100 MomentsUser Review - Goodreads
A must read for any ardent race fan.