the sport of kings


No.ISBN : 9780374715175
Author : C. E. Morgan
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Copyright Year : 2016-05-03
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DESCRIPTION : 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.


No.ISBN : 052100487X
Author : Rebecca Cassidy
Genre : Pets
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Copyright Year : 2002-08-29
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DESCRIPTION : This unique "behind the scenes" description of British flat racing is based on first hand experiences in Newmarket, the Suffolk town regarded as the international headquarters of the sport. Cassidy offers an insider's look at the rituals of horseracing--including those on the racecourse and at the bloodstock auction--and shows how racing, betting and the bloodstock industry are connected. Her insightful descriptions of the class structure of Newmarket explain how racing professionals preserve both the sport and their status quo.


No.ISBN : 0194229629
Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre : Foreign Language Study
Publisher : Oxford University
Copyright Year : 2003-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : Reading level: 1 [green].


No.ISBN : UCAL:$B76386
Author : William Scarth Dixon
Genre : Fox hunting
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 1900
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No.ISBN : 0353041122
Author : Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Genre : History
Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
Copyright Year : 2018-11-10
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DESCRIPTION : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


No.ISBN : 9781922059543
Author : John Maynard
Genre : History
Publisher : Aboriginal Studies Press
Copyright Year : 2013-10-24
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DESCRIPTION : 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.


No.ISBN : 9780815651543
Author : Steven A. Riess
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Copyright Year : 2011-06-24
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DESCRIPTION : 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.


No.ISBN : 081560565X
Author : Scooter Toby Davidson
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Copyright Year : 1999
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DESCRIPTION : 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.


No.ISBN : 9780194632065
Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre : Foreign Language Study
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Copyright Year : 2014-09-30
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DESCRIPTION : 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.


No.ISBN : 1609112946
Author : D. R. MacPherson
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
Copyright Year : 2011-08
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DESCRIPTION : A follow-up to D.R. MacPherson's previous children's book, The First Wave, The Sport of Kings is the continuing story of a young islander, Mujibar, and his invention of surfing. In The Sport of Kings, Mujibar teaches King Manoah and his advisors, Pono and Kula, how to surf. As the popularity of the surfing phenomena grows, Mujibar's father Kelano invites two kings, Drambua and Markola, from the neighboring islands to witness how Mujibar and King Manoah surf the waves with the dolphins. The visiting kings are amazed! As Mujibar sets out to share his surfing techniques with Kings Drambua and Markola, and their men, a large group of dolphins gathers. Will they follow the surfers? Will the kings embrace the joys and challenges of surfing? How will this Sport of Kings spread to other islands in the region? Author Bio: D.R. MacPherson lives in central Florida, where he is an artist involved in painting and sculpting. He has been a surfer since he was nine years old, and Mujibar's surfing experiences are a natural reflection of his own. It is Mr. MacPherson's hope that countless children will be able to enjoy his stories as much as his son did when he heard them at bedtime.Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/DRMacPherso