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Graveyard of Champions: Saratoga's Fallen Favorites
by Bill Heller
This book explores the phenomenon of Saratoga Racecourse through the stories of the great horses that have fallen victim there, from Man o' War to Secretariat.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 25th 2002 by Eclipse Press
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Interesting stories. Bill Heller looks at all the favorites that have been defeated at Saratoga. It is only a short meet, but many well-known and famous horses have lost at the track to longshots. Heller gives some interesting thoughts on why this happens so often at Saratoga - and then he goes on to tell the stories. Some of them, like Man O'War's defeat and Scretariat's are fairly well known. Others I had never heard of, or if I had I had forgotten, but they were still interesting. And he goes...more