Secretariat: The Making of a Champion

Secretariat: The Making of a ChampionIn 1973, Secretariat, the greatest thoroughbred in horse racing history, won the Triple Crown The only horse to ever break the two minute mark in winning the Kentucky Derby until recent winner Monarchos, Secretariat also pulled off one of the most astounding victories in the annals of horse racing

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Ruffian: Burning From the Start

Ruffian: Burning From the StartDuring two short seasons at the track, Ruffian was hailed as the greatest thoroughbred filly of all time Unbeaten in her first ten starts, she shattered one record after another, dazzling crowds with both her beauty and her brilliant speed Then tragedy struck on the afternoon of July 6, 1975 Ruff

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Man o' War: A Legend Like Lightning

Man o' War: A Legend Like Lightningn His trainer said that managing him was like holding a tiger by the tail His owner compared him to chain lightning His jockeys found their lives transformed by him, in triumphant and distressing ways All of them became caught in a battle for honesty.Born in 1917, Man o War grew from a rebell

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Under Orders (Sid Halley, #4)

Under Orders (Sid Halley, #4)Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon However, three in a single afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise than one eyebrow It s the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super sleuth Sid Halley Last seen in 1995 s Come to Grief, former champion jockey Halley k

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Lord of Misrule

Lord of MisruleA brilliant novel that captures the dusty, dark, and beautiful world of small time horse racing, where trainers, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little luck is offered at a run down West Virginia track n nTommy Hansel has a plan run four horses, all better than they look on paper, at lon

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Blood Sport

Blood SportEnglish agent Gene Hawkins is restlessly facing three weeks of vacation with only his tormented past for company So when his boss asks him to help millionaire Dave Teller locate a prized missing stallion, he accepts But he gets action than he bargained for when he draws the affection of his b

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Silks

SilksJulian Trent, you have been found guilty by this court of perpetrating a violent and unprovoked attack on an innocent family, including a charge of attempted murder You have shown little or no remorse for your actions and I consider you a danger to society n nWhen defense lawyer Geoffrey Mason hea

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Come to Grief (Sid Halley, #3)

Come to Grief (Sid Halley, #3)Sid Halley, ex champion jockey turned investigator, is facing his toughest test n nA number of horses have been brutally mutilated, horrifying their owners and the general public Even Sid s friend, broadcaster Ellis Quint, has been moved to make a shocking programme about it n nBut when Sid is asked

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10 lb Penalty

10 lb PenaltyBenedict Juliard is an aspiring jockey who must bypass his dreams of horse racing to help his father, George, in his quest to enter the world of politics At 18, the reserved Benedict is asked by his father to enter into a pact Neither of the two will do anything that could somehow hinder or destro

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Nerve

NerveRob Finn was a bit of a misfit a struggling young jockey in a family of accomplished musicians, a man in love with a beautiful woman who wouldn t have him he suddenly looked like a rider who had lost his nerve Could it be, though, that the horses were unusually sluggish, and that there was some

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Dick Francis's Gamble

Dick Francis's GambleFelix Francis co wrote several horse racing mysteries with his late father Dick Francis before the legendary author passed away in 2010 Taking up the reins for his first solo effort, Felix delivers a captivating tale that franchise fans will thoroughly enjoy Former jockey Nicholas Foxy Foxton is

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Even Money

Even MoneyNed Talbot is a small time bookmaker on the edge of giving it all up when his world is turned upside down by a man who claims to be his father, long thought dead And when the mysterious stranger is murdered, Ned feels compelled to find out exactly what is going on But the he discovers, the lo

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The Horse God Built

The Horse God BuiltHe was the perfect horse, it was said the horse God built Most of us know the legend of Secretariat, the tall, handsome chestnut racehorse whose string of honors runs long and rich the only two year old ever to win Horse of the Year, in 1972 winner in 1973 of the Triple Crown, his times in

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Thinking Racehorse

Thinking RacehorseThere are so many great stories of racehorses getting injured, then returning to the famous Grand National racecourse to win the prestigious race, yet this is no ordinary story This isn t a tale told by the owner, the jockey or even the trainer, it s the story of the horse Delivered straight from

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Pulse

PulseNew York Times bestselling author Felix Francis is back in the newest thrilling adventure in the Dick Francis tradition n nA smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies But who is he Where does he come from He h

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Front Runner

Front RunnerJefferson Hinkley is back in the newest Dick Francis thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of Damage In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multi time champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races

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Triple Crown

Triple CrownJeff 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 rac

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Dick Francis's Refusal (Sid Halley, #5)

Dick Francis's Refusal (Sid Halley, #5)Dick Francis s beloved investigator Sid Halley returns in the riveting new mystery by New York Times bestselling author Felix Francis.Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good He d been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough For

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Dick Francis's Damage

Dick Francis's DamageFelix Francis is back with another edge of your seat thriller, in the classic Dick Francis tradition Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he s tailing his quarry through the Chelte

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