The Seabiscuit Story
Actual first-hand news reports from the 1930s and '40s, culled from the historic archives of The Blood-Horse
magazine. Fascinating accounts of events that reflect the resonant history and racing exploits of an unexpected national hero.
Product #: B11-1076(BHP)
Author: John McEvoy, editor
Pages: 168 pps.
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Subtitle: From the Pages of the Nation's Most Prominent Racing Magazine
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit's life and racing career as reported in the pages of The Blood-Horse
magazine, The Seabiscuit Story
tells the amazing rags-to-riches story of this 1930s horse racing phenomenon. Actual accounts of Seabiscuit’s rise to fame start with his first victory in a stakes race at age two, his success under new trainer Tom Smith, and the coast-to-coast victories that made him a national icon during the darkest years of the Depression. Original photos from the archives of The Blood-Horse
accompany the text.
“In the second half of the 1930s, a rough little horse named Seabiscuit took America by storm. From the horse’s days in obscurity to the supreme moments of his life, the Blood-Horse
was there, providing thorough coverage and insightful commentary. In The Seabiscuit Story
, the Blood-Horse
presents all of these articles in a single elegant volume spanning more than forty years of reporting. The Seabiscuit Story
is not to be missed.”
Author of #1 Bestseller, Seabiscuit: An American Legend
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Former Daily Racing Form editor John McEvoy delved into The Blood-Horse Magazine’s archives and compiled an outstanding work of nostalgia titled The Seabiscuit Story.”
--Cliff Guilliams, www.myinky.com
“It presents a fascinating look at history in the making, from occasionally slighting early comments about the colt to high praise and accolades after his success in the match race and retirement to stud.”
--Frank Mitchell, Daily Racing Form
"This book is filled with great photos of the day and it is a kick to see the actual charts of all Seabiscuit's stakes wins...For those of you intrigued or enamoured by the tale of Howard, Pollard, Smith and of course Seabiscuit, this account of many of the actual first-hand news reports will come as a fascinating addition to their history."
--Susan van Dyke, Washington Thoroughbred
"This book chronicles his career in great detail, capturing all the news items and photographs of the great horse, and providing the background of the great characters behind the horse."
--Carmine Pascuzzi, Mediasearch