Great Breeders and Their Methods: Leslie Combs II and Spendthrift Farm

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The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd., 2008 - Horse breeders - 177 pages
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Leslie Combs II shaped the way Thoroughbred farms do business even today. That just one man could mold so much of Thoroughbred racing's future is a remarkable feat - one that's detailed in Great Breeders and Their Methods: Leslie Combs II and Spendthrift Farm by Mary Marshall. This third book in the Great Breeders series tells the colorful story of a Kentucky native who, through determination and risky choices, became a legend in the sport. He took a war-time need for yearling markets and turned it into the iconic Keeneland sales. His desire to buy top stallions and spread the cost with others made him a pioneer in North American stallion syndication. His people skills gave him partners by the dozen and cemented his legacy in Thoroughbred history. Marshall, an equine journalist and long-time Spendthrift fan, weaves the world of Leslie Combs II, his family, and Spendthrift Farm into a captivating tale - one that's envied by many and duplicated by few.
 

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