The Lucky Thirteen: The Winners of America's Triple Crown of Horse Racing

The Lucky Thirteen: The Winners of America's Triple

In more than a century of American Thoroughbred racing, only thirteen horses have won the Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes, all won in the same season). Veteran turf writer and racing historian Edward L. Bowen takes us through the rich history of one of the most formidable and exciting challenges in all of sport. Bowen covers the trainers, owners, and jockeys who etched their names into the annals of thoroughbred racing, and the “lucky thirteen” who captured all three jewels of the Triple Crown, racing’s most prestigious prize.

  • ASIN: 1493039679

Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown (Horses in History)

Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple

He was always destined to be a champion. Royally bred, with English and American classic winners in his pedigree, Sir Barton shone from birth, dubbed the "king of them all." But after a winless two-year-old season and a near-fatal illness, uncertainty clouded the start of Sir Barton's three-year-old season. Then his surprise victory in America's signature race, the Kentucky Derby, started him on the road to history, where he would go on to dominate the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, completing America's first Triple Crown.His wins inspired the ultimate chase for greatness in American horse racing and established an elite group that would grow to include legends like Citation, Secretariat, and American Pharoah. After a series of dynamic wins in 1920, popular opinion tapped Sir Barton as the best challenger for the wonder horse Man o' War, and demanded a match race to settle once and for all which horse was the greatest. That duel would cement the reputation of one horse for all time and diminish the reputation of the other for the next century―until now.Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown is the first book to focus on Sir Barton, his career, and his historic impact on horse racing. Author Jennifer S. Kelly uses extensive research and historical sources to examine th...

  • ASIN: 0813177162

Justify: 111 Days to Triple Crown Glory

Justify: 111 Days to Triple Crown

With a trademark powerful stride amid a blaze of red and yellow silks, Justify emphatically crossed the finish line at the 2018 Belmont Stakes and became just the 13th winner of horse racing's elusive Triple Crown. One of the most charismatic and talented runners in the history of the sport, Justify was also one of its most unlikely champions; the late-blooming chestnut colt made his competitive debut only 111 days prior to that legendary victory. In Justify: 111 Days to Triple Crown Glory, veteran scribe Lenny Shulman (BloodHorse magazine) provides an insider account of this Thoroughbred’s rise to greatness. Through extensive interviews and first-hand accounts, readers will discover the fascinatingly disparate cast of characters who were crucial to Justify’s success, including trainer Bob Baffert, whose innate ability to identify equine talent also produced American Pharoah; Mike Smith, the 52-year-old jockey asserting himself in the miraculous third act of his career; and breeders John and Tanya Gunther, who believed in Justify’s ability despite the developmental imperfections that drove buyers away. Packed with riveting action, keen insight, and behind-the-scenes perspectives on quieter figures like silent investors, international stakeholders, and unheralded training st...

  • Brand: Triumph Books
  • ASIN: 1629377015

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

The Most Glorious Crown: The Story of America's

The definitive work on this rare coronation, this book delves into the history, personalities, and subplots of each of the 12 Triple Crown champions. From Sir Barton in 1919 through American Pharaoh in 2015, 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 12 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. This new, updated edition features chapters on the 37 year gap between Triple Crown winners and 2015 champion American Pharaoh.

  • ASIN: 1629372102

Baffert's Barn: Bob Baffert, Two Triple Crowns, and Horse Racing's Last Great Ride

Baffert's Barn: Bob Baffert, Two Triple Crowns, and

No one cuts a larger figure in thoroughbred horse racing than Bob Baffert, with his signature shock of white hair and that air of intrigue that follows him year after year. Baffert is unquestionably the winningest horse trainer of our time. Now, with unparalleled and unfettered access to Baffert, award-winning journalist David Israel unspools the compelling story of a man, his horses, and his dreams, through both his hey days and also to hell and back again. As readers are plunged into this moneyed, high-stakes world where destiny hangs in the balance on a daily basis, we see Baffert, 37 years into his career, capture his first Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015. Then, at the height of his triumph, Baffert falls into a professional and personal lull, only to come back in 2018 and win the Triple Crown again, with Justify. Perfect for fans of Secretariat, Baffert's Barn is an extraordinary inside look at the modern world of horse racing, the sport of kings and gentlemen, as told through the lens of this enigmatic but successful trainer. We see the many colorful characters that make this world go round – the rich owners, the bettors, the jockeys whose risky, demanding job is one of life and death, the grooms who muck the stalls, and of course, the trainer who has liv...

  • Brand: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ASIN: 0358156629

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

The Most Glorious Crown: The Story of America's

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.

  • Brand: Brand: Triumph Books
  • ASIN: 1600782086

The Calm Before the Storm (Triple Crown Trilogy)

The Calm Before the Storm (Triple Crown

After the sudden passing of her husband, Charlie Jenkins has found it hard to go about living life with the same kind of fire and tenacity she had before. Her two kids, Ryan and Skylar, are stuck in the same rut. Together, theyve barely gotten through each day, and the idea of normal is starting to seem impossible: that is, until one night when Charlies friends take her out on the town. Charlies world is turned upside down when she meets Genuine Storm, a horse that seems to be going through a rough patch similar to her own. As Charlie rediscovers her lifelong dream to race a horse in the Kentucky Derby, she must combat the feelings that come with moving on from the startling loss of her husband, as well as those surrounding the intriguing man helping her with her horse. With her friends and family around her, she relearns how to live life to the fullest, and possibly achieve her dreams.

  • ASIN: 1620869861

Triple Crown (A Dick Francis Novel Book 6)

Triple Crown (A Dick Francis Novel Book

Jefferson Hinkley is back in the newest thriller in the Dick Francis tradition, this time on a special mission to the United States to investigate a conspiracy involving the biggest horse races in the country.   Jeff Hinkley, investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA) where he has been asked to find a mole in their organization—an informant who is passing on confidential information to those under suspicion in American racing.  At the Kentucky Derby, Jeff joins the FACSA team in a raid on a horse trainer’s barn at Churchill Downs, but the bust is a disaster, and someone ends up dead.  Then, on the morning of the Derby itself, three of the most favored horses in the field fall sick.      These suspicious events can be no coincidence. In search of answers, Jeff goes undercover as a groom on the backstretch at Belmont Park racetrack in New York. But he discovers far more than he was bargaining for: corrupt individuals who will stop at nothing—including murder—to capture the most elusive prize in world sport, the Triple Crown.

  • ASIN: B01BS7N8B6

Tales from the Triple Crown

Tales from the Triple

Steve Haskin takes readers behind the scenes to introduce them to the trainers, jockeys, and horses seeking the worlds most elusive sports prizethe Triple Crown. Haskins personal involvement, keen eye for a good story, and conversational writing style make readers feel like they are living the moment with him.

  • ASIN: 1581501846

Great Racehorses: Triple Crown Winners and Other Champions (Dover History Coloring Book)

Great Racehorses: Triple Crown Winners and Other Champions

Thirty famous champions of the thoroughbred racing world, including all twelve Triple Crown winners, are featured in detailed, ready-to-color illustrations in this interesting and informative coloring book. Includes the recent history-maker American Pharoah as well as legendary favorites Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and Seattle Slew, plus a few famed British and Canadian titleholders.

  • ASIN: 0486807169
  • UPC: 800759807161
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