Tarnished Crown: The Quest for a Racetrack Champion

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Doubleday, 1987 - Sports & Recreation - 375 pages
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Looks at a year of American thoroughbred horse racing, from the debut of a two-year-old at Saratoga, to the triple crown, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes

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Really good book, a lot of insights about the backstretch and the underbelly of horse racing, read it when I was most into the sport and really loved it, read it many times. Read full review


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