Horse Racing's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Derby Delights, Frenetic Finishes, and Backstretch Banter

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Potomac Books, Inc., May 31, 2011 - Horse racing - 256 pages
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Known as the sport of kings, horse racing has been around the track, so to speak. Out of the gates as early as ancient GreeceOCOs Olympic Games, racing would truly find its footing centuries later when Arabian horses were brought to England during the Crusades. Soon nobles with deep pockets were striking friendly wagers, and by Queen AnneOCOs reign, races with big purses were off and runningOCoand making their way across the pond. In the United States, horse racing has given the world of professional sportsOCoeven baseballOCoa run for its money. In Horse RacingOCOs Most WantedOao, readers will have the inside track on the sport that draws more than a million viewers every spring with the Triple Crown. Only eleven horses have swept this illustrious series in its 130-year history. Race alongside these near-mythical champions, the jockeys and trainers who spurred them on, and the many competitors who came, raced, but did not conquer. Whether or not itOCOs the Derby, this sport is exciting. Learn about the fastest fillies, oddest names, greatest tracks, studliest siresOCoand more. Author David L. Hudson Jr. returns to the Most WantedOao series with more than fifty lists that cover the sportOCOs surprising upsets, tragic falls, and photo-finish races. No matter if you win, place, or show, this book is a sure bet.

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Regarding Apollo, he didn't race at two. However, he worked a mile in 1:48 the spring of his two year old season, which was too much too soon. Apollo was turned out until the winter, when he began training for his three year old season. His first start was in the Pickwick Stakes at New Orleans. He was beaten, but came back two weeks later to win.  


27Alydars Offspring
28Seattle Slew the Sire
29Named for a Person
30Great Nicknames
31Stakes Races Named for Me
32African American Jockeys
33Triple Crown Winning Jockeys
34Triple Crown Winning Trainers

7Derby Favorites Who Flopped
8Derby Long Shots
9Derby Winner Showdowns
10I Was Close But
11Great Match Races
12Consecutive Horse of the Year Honors
13Multiple JockeyClub Gold Cups
14Riveting Rivalries
15Captivating Closers
16Scintillating Sprinters
17Great Geldings
18Finest Fillies
20A Lone Defeat
21Upset Winners
23Biggest Blowouts
24Terrific TwoYearOlds
25Weak at Two Peak at Three
26Secretariats Greatest Races
35I Loved This Race
36I Couldnt Win the Preakness
37Jockey Tragedies
38Terrible Tragedies
39Female Firsts
40Female Owners
41Celebrity Owners
44Betting Lingo
45Too Close to Call
46Best British Racehorses
47Fast French Racehorses
48Irish Racehorse Greats
49Premier International Races
50Best HorseRacing Films
Selected Bibliography
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David L. Hudson Jr. is a First Amendment Scholar with the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. He teaches First Amendment classes at the Nashville School of Law and Vanderbilt Law School. He is a First Amendment contributing editor to the American Bar Association's Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. He is the author or co-author of more than thirty-five books, including "Let the Students Speak! A History of the Fight for Free Expression in American Schools "(2011);"The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment" (2009);"The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book "(2008); and "The Rehnquist Court: Understanding Its Impact and Legacy "(2006).

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