Secretariat: The Making of a Champion

16 February 2020 | By William Nack | Filed in: horse racing.

In 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

Ruffian: Burning From the Start

16 February 2020 | By Jane Schwartz | Filed in: horse racing.

During 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.

Man o' War: A Legend Like Lightning

16 February 2020 | By Dorothy Ours | Filed in: horse racing.

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

Under Orders (Sid Halley, #4)

16 February 2020 | By Dick Francis | Filed in: horse racing.

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

Lord of Misrule

16 February 2020 | By Jaimy Gordon | Filed in: horse racing.

A 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 Tommy Hansel has a plan run four horses, all better than they look on paper, at long

Silks

16 February 2020 | By Dick Francis | Filed in: horse racing.

Julian 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 When defense lawyer Geoffrey Mason

Come to Grief (Sid Halley, #3)

16 February 2020 | By Dick Francis | Filed in: horse racing.

When ex jockey Sid Halley becomes convinced that one of his closest friends and one of the racing world s most beloved figures is behind a series of shockingly violent acts, he faces the most troubling case of his career.

Blood Sport

16 February 2020 | By Dick Francis | Filed in: horse racing.

English 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

Even Money

16 February 2020 | By Dick Francis | Filed in: horse racing.

Ned 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

Nerve

16 February 2020 | By Dick Francis | Filed in: horse racing.

Rob 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

Funny Cide

16 February 2020 | By Funny Cide Team | Filed in: horse racing.

They had no business being there They were up against million dollar horses owned by patricians, oilmen, Arab sheiks, and Hollywood producers They were ten regular guys, and all they wanted was to win a race Instead, they won the hearts of America.In 2003, a three year old with the unlikely name

The Horse God Built

16 February 2020 | By Lawrence Scanlan | Filed in: horse racing.

He 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

Dick Francis's Gamble

16 February 2020 | By Felix Francis | Filed in: horse racing.

Felix 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

Twice Shy

16 February 2020 | By Dick Francis | Filed in: horse racing.

A computerized horse betting system falls into Jonathan Derry s hands and unless he returns it to the rightful owners, the odds of his survival are slim to none.

Pulse

16 February 2020 | By Felix Francis | Filed in: horse racing.

New York Times bestselling author Felix Francis is back in the newest thrilling adventure in the Dick Francis tradition A 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 had

Front Runner

16 February 2020 | By Felix Francis | Filed in: horse racing.

Jefferson 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

Triple Crown

16 February 2020 | By Felix Francis | Filed in: horse racing.

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