Horse Racing's Top 100 Moments
Some of horse racing’s most respected authorities looked at feats of greatness, world records, legendary rivalries, and innovations to rank the sport’s top 100 moments.
Product #: B11-1110(BHP)
Author: Staff of Blood-Horse Publications
Pages: 256 pages
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Some of horse racings most respected authorities looked at feats of greatness, world records, legendary rivalries, and innovations to rank the sports top 100 moments. They weighed individual accomplishments against industry initiatives, innovations against lucky breaks to come
up with the definitive list.
pondered Secretariats 31-length Belmont Stakes victory,
Smarty Jones elusive Triple Crown, the creation
of the Breeders Cup, and advancements in equine
surgery. Racings top 100 list will generate debate
for years to come, just as did the ranking of Man o
War over Secretariat as Horse of the Century. Richly illustrated
with historic and modern photos, Horse Racings
Top 100 Moments also contains comprehensive lists
of leading earners, fastest times, highest prices, and
most races won.
of the Top 100 Moments:
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral in the 1938 Pimlico Special
Secretariat's 31-length Belmont Stakes win
Affirmed and Alydar's 1978 Belmont duel
Matt J. Winn saves Churchill Downs and the Kentucky
Man o' War is upset by Upset for his only loss
Cigar wins the inaugural Dubai World Cup
Calumet Farm files for bankruptcy
Afleet Alex wins the 2005 Preakness after nearly
Citation becomes the first horse to earn a million
The Breeders' Cup, racing's championship day, is
first run in 1984 at Hollywood Park
About the Panelists:
The following racing experts selected the Top 100
Edward L. Bowen is president of The Grayson-Jockey
Club Foundation and the author of seventeen books, including
Legacies of the Turf and biographies of Man o
War, Bold Ruler, and Nashua.
Timothy T. Capps has served as editor of The
Thoroughbred Record and as an executive for the
Maryland Jockey Club. He is the author of a biography
of Affirmed and Alydar.
Morton Cathro is a former reporter, editor, and
columnist for the Oakland Tribune.
Alice Chandler, who has raised champions and a
Kentucky Derby winner on her Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington,
Ky., is active in many Thoroughbred organizations, including
The Jockey Club and the Keeneland Association.
Steve Haskin is the award-winning senior correspondent
for The Blood-Horse magazine and the author of
several books about horse racing, including Holy Grail:
The Epic Quest for the Kentucky Derby.
Joe Hirsch, retired Daily Racing Form reporter
whose venerated Turf-writing career spanned five decades,
is known as the dean of Thoroughbred racing. He is the
author or co-author of five books about Thoroughbred racing.
John McEvoy, former Midwest editor of Daily
Racing Form, is the author of Great Horse Racing
Mysteries and Round Table.
Multiple Eclipse Award winner William Nack, a longtime
writer for Sports Illustrated, is the author of
Secretariat: The Making of a Champion and My
Turf: Horses, Boxers, Blood Money and the Sporting Life.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Stories about such events as the first Breeders’ Cup, to Woody Stephens’ five Belmonts, to the great Secretariat’s American-record-setting performance in that storied race, this book will be widely read and greatly appreciated by even the most casual fan."
— Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day
"This book could make people talk about the Secretariats of the world and the rich history of horse racing. We have a great sport and a great game."
— Two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Nick Zito
"I look very forward to owning this book! If you were there, these stories bring hazy details roaring back to life. If you weren't there, you'll swear you had been. It's said that there's nothing new but the history you don't know. We'll have no excuse after reading Top 100 Moments."
-- Television personality Charlsie Cantey
"The writing is powerful, the photos are dramatic and the order of selection makes for one heck of a debate."
--Tom Pedulla, USA Today