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Tales from the Triple Crown
Steve Haskin takes readers behind the scenes to introduce them to the trainers, jockeys, and horses seeking the worlds most elusive sports prizethe Triple Crown. Haskins personal involvement, keen eye for a good story, and conversational writing style make readers feel like they are living the moment with him.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Eclipse Press
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Horse racing is not as popular as it used to be. You have a flurry of publicity around the Triple Crown, and a lesser blip from the Breeders' Cup in the fall, and that's pretty much it. The last horse people outside the industry really rallied around was Zenyatta, the great mare of a few years back. (She was even the subject of a profile on 60 Minutes.) Of course, there's always the hard-core fans who like to throw away their money, but I don't do that; I follow the sport for the horses and the ...more
What a fantastic set of stories mostly from the1990's Triple Crown trail. I wasn't following racing closely in that era so it was great to catch up. Steve Haskin is a master of small details and intimate stories as well as putting the horses, the people and the races into a larger context. Bravo. It's hard to find these days so I'm glad I picked up the slightly battered copy I found at Belmont Park.