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Down to the Wire: The Lives of the Triple Crown Champions

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Robert L. Shoop's writing takes the inside rail as he chronicles the horses, jockeys, trainers, and owners of the Kings of the Sport of Kings: The Triple Crown Champions. An historically accurate tome of speed and blood, skill and luck, triumph and tragedyspotlights the horses and the people who harnessed the will, skill, and spirit to run every race Down to the Wire. ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published December 7th 2003 by Russell Dean & Company
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Kari Meyer
Jan 31, 2016 Kari Meyer rated it liked it
This book tells the stories of the Triple Crown winners who preceded American Pharoah. While it contains much that is interesting, it suffers from a lack of good editing.

Probably the most glaring error is the following, directly quoted: "In the Sanford Stakes, one of the important two-year-old races, Secretariat gave Man o' War his only defeat." Naturally, this is nonsense and I'm sure Shoop didn't mean to imply that Secretariat (who raced in 1972-1973) faced Man o' War (who races in 1919-1920)
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Wendy
Nov 21, 2015 Wendy rated it liked it
This was extremely informative. If I need to argue 'the facts of the matter' about a Triple Crown winner with someone, this is the book I pull out. Unfortunately, that also makes it extremely dry at times, and occasionally rushed.

All the same, it's a valuable reference and a very good compendium on the Triple Crown winners, and I appreciated that it refrained from comparing them, other than putting their stats side by side in the appendix.
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great info about the triple crown winners.
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