Item description for Champions: The Lives, Times, and Past Performances of America's Greatest Thoroughbreds, Revised Edition by DRF Press...
Each chapter tells the story of each champion's racing career, decade by decade, followed by past performances of these Thoroughbred legends. There is a chapter for each decade, recounting a few horses' careers and several memorable races, accompanied by pictures of horses in action and at rest, to celebrate and honor the greatest achievements of the Thoroughbred bloodline.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.87" Width: 8.5" Height: 1.42" Weight: 4.01 lbs.
Release Date Jan 25, 2006
Publisher DRF Press
ISBN 1932910026 ISBN13 9781932910025
Reviews - What do customers think about Champions: The Lives, Times, and Past Performances of America's Greatest Thoroughbreds, Revised Edition?
For The VERY Serious Horse Racing Fan May 10, 2008
I was disappointed to discover that in this 448 page book, approximately 290 pages are devoted to thousands of lines of statistical data. It was not what I expected. The history of the sport is arranged in a time line format with a story on each decade from the 1890s to 2004, each chapter followed by 30 or more pages of statistics. I am not a horse racing fan but I did find this book enlightening. What I learned is that horse racing is really all about the breeding and the money. I found this very sad, especially in light of the recent tragic deaths of Barbaro and Eight Belles.
great book Apr 3, 2008
what a beautiful and informat book that will have you turning pages for days-well worth the money...
to hold on at your library Feb 7, 2008
in this book you will find the pp's of the most famous horses ever in USA.
it's a really great book...i reccomend strongly for horse racing fans
America's Horse Athletes Aug 29, 2007
I bought this book for my husband as a present as we both enjoy horses and horse racing. He couldn't put it down. The book offers easy to read history that would fascinate anyone with or without an interest in horse racing. The reader becomes excited reading about such races as Secretariat and Affirmed. It renews or introduces interest in horses such as Whirlaway and Nashua. This is a readable book with the past performances (which are hard to read for the non-horse race handicapper) that can be used as a reference book, too. The book is nicely organized with chapters representing the great horses of the decades and brings the reader up to the present (2004). If you like sports and admire athletes - here's a book filled with the greatest of them all!
Great gift for the racing fan Apr 13, 2007
Bought this as a gift for my Dad. Huge horse racing fan. I guess this is a must have item. I personally have no idea. But he raved and raved about getting it. If you are shopping for a gift also get them the horse racing almanac.