Great Horse Racing Mysteries: True Tales from the Track


SKU: 9781493063215 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Eclipse Press
Product ID: 870495


Great Horse Racing Mysteries digs beneath the surface of some of the sport’s most intriguing cases, including the death by poisoning of the great Australian champion Phar Lap; the shooting of William Woodward by his wife Ann, owners of the great horse Nashua; the disqualification of 1960 Derby winner Dancer’s Image (was he drugged?); the theft and disappearance in 1983 of Shergar, Europe’s best-known racehorse and stallion; and the scandalous financial collapse of Calumet Farm after the death by euthanasia of Alydar, one of the world’s most successful sires.John McEvoy researched several unsolved mysteries of the racing world- murder…suicide…arson…fraud-and recounts some of horse racing’s strangest, most fascinating tales. In this updated edition, veteran turf writer Lenny Shulman adds to the intrigue by exploring the mysterious death of the troubled jockey Chris Antley, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness aboard Charismatic, and Big Brown’s stunning collapse in the Belmont after cruising to winsin the first two legs of the Triple Crown.

ISBN: 9781493063215
Publisher: Eclipse Press
Pub Date: 06/2022
Format: Paperback
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.98h x 5.98w x 0.79d

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Weight 1.05 lbs
Dimensions 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 in