📒 The Sport Of Kings by C. E. Morgan

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN_10 : 9780374715175
Copyright Year : 2016-05-03
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A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction • A Recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence • One of New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Book Named a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly • GQ • The New York Times (Selected by Dwight Garner) • NPR • The Wall Street Journal • San Francisco Chronicle • Refinery29 • Booklist • Kirkus Reviews • Commonweal Magazine "In its poetic splendor and moral seriousness, The Sport of Kings bears the traces of Faulkner, Morrison, and McCarthy. . . . It is a contemporary masterpiece."—San Francisco Chronicle Hailed by The New Yorker for its “remarkable achievements,” The Sport of Kings is an American tale centered on a horse and two families: one white, a Southern dynasty whose forefathers were among the founders of Kentucky; the other African-American, the descendants of their slaves. It is a dauntless narrative that stretches from the fields of the Virginia piedmont to the abundant pastures of the Bluegrass, and across the dark waters of the Ohio River; from the final shots of the Revolutionary War to the resounding clang of the starting bell at Churchill Downs. As C. E. Morgan unspools a fabric of shared histories, past and present converge in a Thoroughbred named Hellsmouth, heir to Secretariat and a contender for the Triple Crown. Newly confronted with one another in the quest for victory, the two families must face the consequences of their ambitions, as each is driven---and haunted---by the same, enduring question: How far away from your father can you run? A sweeping narrative of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in the shadow of slavery and a moral epic for our time.

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📒 The Sport Of Kings by Rebecca Cassidy

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 052100487X
Copyright Year : 2002-08-29
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'Behind the scenes' description of British flat racing based on Cassidy's experiences working in Newmarket.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Aboriginal Studies Press
ISBN_10 : 9781922059543
Copyright Year : 2013-10-24
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Aborigines and the ‘Sport of Kings’ celebrates the significant and exciting Aboriginal involvement in Australian racing history. A remarkable history considering that Australian Aboriginal people’s first contact with the European animals caused them bewilderment and terror because violent massacres and unprovoked vicious attacks were conducted from horseback. However, within a short period they adapted and shed their fears. Over time they caught horses and taught themselves to ride, using sheets of bark as makeshift saddles. Settler accounts record Aboriginal people’s uncanny affinity with horses; their excellence in caring for them and in riding. So, moving from the skilled workers who were the backbone of the Australian pastoral industries to racing horses was an obvious step. Amongst the many Aboriginal jockeys highlighted in the book are Merv Maynard, Norm Rose, Frank Reys, Richard Lawrence 'Darby' McCarthy and Leigh-Anne Goodwin, Australia's first female Aboriginal jockey to ride a winner at a metropolitan track.

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📒 Great Women In The Sport Of Kings by Scooter Toby Davidson

Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
ISBN_10 : 081560565X
Copyright Year : 1999-04-01
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This text considers the phenomenon of female jockeys. It takes a look at their lives and offers portraits of how they overcame personal and professional obstacles. The introduction explores the implications of women in sport, the struggles female jockeys face and the significance of their success.

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780194632065
Copyright Year : 2014-09-30
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A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. Horseracing is the sport of kings, perhaps because racehorses are very expensive animals. But when they win, they can make a lot of money for the owners, for the trainers, and for the people who put bets on them. Silver Blaze is a young horse, but already the winner of many races. One night he disappears, and someone kills his trainer. The police want the killer, and the owner wants his horse, but they can't find them. So what do they do? They write to 221B Baker Street, of course - to ask for the help of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes.

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Publisher : Oxford University
ISBN_10 : 0194229629
Copyright Year : 2003-01-01
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Reading level: 1 [green].

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780815651543
Copyright Year : 2011-06-24
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Thoroughbred racing was one of the first major sports in early America. Horse racing thrived because it was a high-status sport that attracted the interest of both old and new money. It grew because spectators enjoyed the pageantry, the exciting races, and, most of all, the gambling. As the sport became a national industry, the New York metropolitan area, along with the resort towns of Saratoga Springs (New York) and Long Branch (New Jersey), remained at the center of horse racing with the most outstanding race courses, the largest purses, and the finest thoroughbreds. Riess narrates the history of horse racing, detailing how and why New York became the national capital of the sport from the mid-1860s until the early twentieth century. The sport’s survival depended upon the racetrack being the nexus between politicians and organized crime. The powerful alliance between urban machine politics and track owners enabled racing in New York to flourish. Gambling, the heart of racing’s appeal, made the sport morally suspect. Yet democratic politicians protected the sport, helping to establish the State Racing Commission, the first state agency to regulate sport in the United States. At the same time, racetracks became a key connection between the underworld and Tammany Hall, enabling illegal poolrooms and off-course bookies to operate. Organized crime worked in close cooperation with machine politicians and local police officers to protect these illegal operations. In The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime, Riess fills a long-neglected gap in sports history, offering a richly detailed and fascinating chronicle of thoroughbred racing’s heyday.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : CreateSpace
ISBN_10 : 1497459508
Copyright Year : 2014-03-14
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Keith shares his perspectives, insights, interviews and stories inside the horse racing game. The interviews include Jockey agents, owners, track announcers and more. In addition, Keith will share some insights and personal thoughts regarding the horse racing business, including Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown tidbits. An easy read for beginners or racing fans. It is about the people and horses that you need to know. As a long time racing enthusiast, Keith has traveled to tracks all across North America including Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields, Hollywood Park, Belmont, Aqueduct, Monmouth, Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park, Arlington Park, Hawthorne and others. He has displayed a high degree of success wagering at each of the tracks he has attended and has enjoyed his experiences at each and every one of them.

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📒 The Sport Of Kings by Ralph Nevill

Genre : Horse-racing
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : OXFORD:504070332
Copyright Year : 1926
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Genre : Games
Publisher : iUniverse
ISBN_10 : 9780595789696
Copyright Year : 2005-02-01
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Make money in thoroughbred racing now. No more putting out money with no return. Marino Specogna outlines the steps to become a consistent winner as an owner, and a handicapper. Learn to never claim a losing horse, and learn how to find that special claimer that will continually take you to the winner's circle. Training and Jockey secrets are exposed allowing the beginner or pro handicapper to pick consistent winners. This is a complete Thoroughbred horse guide to, claiming winners and claiming unknown superstars, outlining breeding and handicapping basics, and most importantly, finding the right trainer for you. Ever wonder what a proper feed program is for a horse? How about the type of steroid program to turn an average horse into a winning athlete? Or, why do the same people continually end up in the winners' circle? Learn these secrets and more. Learn from the Author who claimed a $10,000 filly, then four months later ran her in a $225,000 Breeders Cup race, and, in a five month span, made over $150,000!!! Learn the secrets to consistently claim winners. If you want to keep losing money, do not buy the book, if you want to become a winner, and stay at the top, you will keep this book with you at all times. Learn how to find your winner today!

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