Virginia Horse Racing
Triumphs of the Turf
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Virginia Horse Racing by Virginia C Johnson
Book DescriptionVirginia, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781596294394
(229mm x 155mm x 10mm)
Imprint: History Press (SC)
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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