The Most Glorious Crown: The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Affirmed

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Triumph Books, Feb 20, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 284 pages
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The definitive work on this rare coronation, this book delves into the history, personalities, and subplots of each of the 11 Triple Crown champions. From Sir Barton in 1919 through Affirmed in 1978, each Triple Crown winner has exhibited a true personality and charisma befitting of super stardom and renowned author Marvin Drager's prose brings to life these 11 remarkable stories. The Most Glorious Crown is a unique and fascinating inspection of each champion, their jockeys, owners, and trainers, as well as a riveting account of each race and the events leading up to each historic event. This magnificent oversized book includes more than 150 archival, authentic black-and-white photographs of each thoroughbred throughout different stages of its career. It also includes actual racing forms from each race for the Triple Crown.

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Review: The Most Glorious Crown: The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Affirmed

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

Shoop's book on the subject is more in-depth, but this volume is bigger, flashier, and has more pictures! Really, both books are very nice for their purpose, but I generally look at this one for the ... Read full review

Review: The Most Glorious Crown: The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Affirmed

User Review  - Meg - Goodreads

A great overview on some old favorites, some forgotten favorites, and a fun section on 'Almost Had It' that covers the 17 horses that have won 2/3 of the crown. PERFECT read for Derby season. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Marvin Drager runs a successful public relations firm in New York City and was previously a photo editor for the Associated Press and a reporter for the New York Post. He has also contributed articles to major national magazines.

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