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Baffert S Barn

Author : David Israel
ISBN : 0358156629
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No one cuts a larger figure in thoroughbred horse racing than Bob Baffert, with his signature shock of white hair and that air of intrigue that follows him year after year. Baffert is unquestionably the winningest horse trainer of our time. Now, with unparalleled and unfettered access to Baffert, award-winning journalist David Israel unspools the compelling story of a man, his horses, and his dreams, through both his hey days and also to hell and back again. As readers are plunged into this moneyed, high-stakes world where destiny hangs in the balance on a daily basis, we see Baffert, 37 years into his career, capture his first Triple Crown with American Pharoah in 2015. Then, at the height of his triumph, Baffert falls into a professional and personal lull, only to come back in 2018 and win the Triple Crown again, with Justify. Perfect for fans of Secretariat, Baffert's Barn is an extraordinary inside look at the modern world of horse racing, the sport of kings and gentlemen, as told through the lens of this enigmatic but successful trainer. We see the many colorful characters that make this world go round - the rich owners, the bettors, the jockeys whose risky, demanding job is one of life and death, the grooms who muck the stalls, and of course, the trainer who has lived in this world his entire life and possesses a sixth sense about which ones can win and how to get them there.

The Barn

Author : David Israel
ISBN : 1101984899
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The behind-the-scenes story of horse racing's greatest trainer, Bob Baffert, the barn he founded, and the endless quest to train another Triple Crown winner. Sixteen million people watch the Kentucky Derby every year. Nearly as many watch the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. Three fascinating weekends in a three-month span that add up to under seven minutes of racing. But what's really going on behind the scenes and inside the barns? It's a year-round labor of love in which scores of people--trainers, jockeys, stable hands--and hundreds of horses, work in harmony to create champions. It takes a total team effort to develop a competitive horse, never mind a Triple Crown winner like American Pharoah. And few trainers in the history of horse racing, in a century and a half of trying, have created more champions than the sport's most celebrated trainer, Bob Baffert. In the past ten years, Baffert has had three colts win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, only to lose at the Belmont. In 2015, he had the first Triple Crown winner in thirty-seven years, American Pharoah. In 2016, his top Derby contender failed to place. Horse racing is notoriously unpredictable, which has always been part of the allure. But seeing how the potential champions are trained and groomed is surprising, illuminating, and even, at times, emotional and moving, as readers learn about the powerful bond between the horses and the stable employees who dedicate their lives to them. David Israel is a journalist turned television and film producer who made horse racing his successful third career and became the head of the California Horse Racing Board. Together, Israel, Baffert, and the horses themselves will tell the story of a whole season in Baffert's barn, as readers witness Baffert's yearly--and endless--quest to create another champion.

The Race For The Triple Crown

Author : Joe Drape
ISBN : 9780802196453
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“In crisp, elegant prose, Drape captures his subjects and their sport as they wind through a wildly eventful season of racing.” —Laura Hillenbrand, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Seabiscuit Rich in detail and crackling with wit, The Race for the Triple Crown is a personal narrative that captures the affecting stories of the Thoroughbred racing world. From ostentatious owners, to radiant unrivaled horses, to young trainers trying to make a name for themselves, everyone has a gripping story, and all are in search of the sport’s Holy Grail. How they get to and through the enormously famous races is a tale of action, high-stakes finance, and impossible odds. Told in the compelling voice of the award-winning New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape, The Race for the Triple Crown is a vivid portrait of a year in the life of the oldest, most majestic sport in the world. “If you ever wondered how it is that horse racing grabs people and then never lets them go, you’ll find out when you read this book. I loved it!” —Jane Smiley, New York Times–bestselling author of Horse Heaven “A first-rate and absorbing account by one who knows his material—a wonderful book that leads the field from starting gate to finish line. A delight for both aficionado and novice.” —George Plimpton “[Drape] opens up a magical, mysterious world—and he does it with equal parts humor, affection and wisdom.” —Bill Minutaglio, The Dallas Morning News

American Pharaoh

Author : Joe Drape
ISBN : 9780316268837
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality. Written by an award-winning New York Times sportswriter, American Pharoah is the definitive account not only of how the ethereal colt won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, but how he changed lives. Through extensive interviews, Drape explores the making of an exceptional racehorse, chronicling key events en route to history. Covering everything from the flamboyant owner's successful track record, the jockey's earlier heartbreaking losses, and the Hall of Fame trainer's intensity, Drape paints a stirring portrait of a horse for the ages and the people around him.

Justify

Author : Lenny Shulman
ISBN : 9781641252508
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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With a trademark powerful stride amid a blaze of red and yellow silks, Justify emphatically crossed the finish line at the 2018 Belmont Stakes and became just the 13th winner of horse racing's elusive Triple Crown. One of the most charismatic and talented runners in the history of the sport, Justify was also one of its most unlikely champions; the late-blooming chestnut colt made his competitive debut only 111 days prior to that legendary victory. In Justify: 111 Days to Triple Crown Glory, veteran scribe Lenny Shulman (BloodHorse magazine) provides an insider account of this Thoroughbred's rise to greatness. Through extensive interviews and first-hand accounts, readers will discover the fascinatingly disparate cast of characters who were crucial to Justify's success, including trainer Bob Baffert, whose innate ability to identify equine talent also produced American Pharoah; Mike Smith, the 52-year-old jockey asserting himself in the miraculous third act of his career; and breeders John and Tanya Gunther, who believed in Justify's ability despite the developmental imperfections that drove buyers away. Packed with riveting action, keen insight, and behind-the-scenes perspectives on quieter figures like silent investors, international stakeholders, and unheralded training staff, Justify is an illuminating look at the modern Thoroughbred industry and an essential story for the ages.

The Kentucky Derby Preakness And Belmont Stakes

Author : Richard Sowers
ISBN : 9780786476985
Genre : History
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This is the definitive history of thoroughbred racing's three premier events, which have never before been explored in such detail. This book gives the history of America's classic races from the inaugural Belmont Stakes in 1867 through 2013, identifying which equine participants were truly worthy of lasting acclaim and which were one-hit wonders. Perhaps even more compelling are the stories of the men and women who rode, trained, owned, or bred classic winners, including their exploits on the turf and their triumphs and failures in arenas far removed from horse racing.

Harvard Business Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105115201589
Genre : Business
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The New Yorker

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ISBN : IND:30000088019199
Genre : Literature
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The Original Thoroughbred Times Racing Almanac 2004

Author : Thoroughbred Times
ISBN : 1931993416
Genre : Games & Activities
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This Almanac is the ultimate reference guide to Thoroughbred racing, containing statistics from the early days of the sport through the 2003 Triple Crown races.

From The Desert To The Derby

Author : Jason Levin
ISBN : UVA:X004617811
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Documents the Dubai royal family's considerable efforts to win the current year's Kentucky Derby, noting how they have already spent upwards of $75 million and are challenging the way American horsemen have been training for decades.

Time

Author : Briton Hadden
ISBN : UOM:39015053290709
Genre : Current events
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Facts On File World News Digest Yearbook

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ISBN : PSU:000030012240
Genre : Foreign news
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Sports Illustrated Almanac 2002

Author : Editors of Sports Illustrated
ISBN : 1929049668
Genre : Reference
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Provides up-to-date facts, statistics, and information about all types of sports. Includes 2001 world series.

Horse Heaven

Author : Jane Smiley
ISBN : 9780375412660
Genre : Fiction
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK "A WISE, SPIRITED NOVEL . . . [IN WHICH] SMILEY PLUMBS THE WONDROUSLY STRANGE WORLD OF HORSE RACING." --People "ONE OF THE PREMIER NOVELISTS OF HER GENERATION, possessed of a mastery of craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with each book . . . Racing's eclectic mix of classes and personalities provides Smiley with fertile soil . . . Expertly juggling storylines, she investigates the sexual, social, psychological, and spiritual problems of wealthy owners, working-class bettors, trainers on the edge of financial ruin, and, in a typically bold move, horses." --The Washington Post "A NOVEL OF PASSION IN EVERY SENSE . . . [SHE DOES] IT ALL WITH APLOMB . . . WITH A DEMON NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE." --The Boston Sunday Globe "WITTY, ENERGETIC . . . It's deeply satisfying to read a work of fiction so informed about its subject and so alive to every nuance and detail . . . [Smiley's] final chapters have a wonderful restorative quality." --The New York Times Book Review "RICHLY DETAILED, INGENIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED . . . YOU WILL REVEL IN JANE SMILEY'S HORSE HEAVEN." --San Diego Union-Tribune Chosen by the Los Angeles Times as One of the Best Books of the Year

The Times Picayune Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105026063300
Genre : Times-picayune
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Espn Sports Almanac 2002

Author : Information Please
ISBN : 0786885343
Genre : Reference
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The latest edition of the smartest, most authoritative and bestselling sports almanac in America. Whether they're looking for new world records, updating their trivia knowledge, or curious about the most intriguing sports stories of the past year, sports enthusiasts of all kinds will welcome the latest edition of this incredibly popular almanac, which netted more than 100,000 in sales last year alone. ESPN fans will find many of the network's features here as well as: --In-depth statistics from ESPN's award-winning "Inside the Numbers" team. --"SportsCenter's" Top Ten highlights of each sport. --Exclusive essays and analysis from your favorite ESPN personalities, including Chris Berman, Dan Patrick, Kenny Mayne, and more. --Rule and uniform changes. --Hundreds of photographs. --Thousands of graphics and tables. --Fast access to all the facts: world records, champions, year by year, sport by sport. --Full recap of the World Series, Women's World Cup, and Ryder Cup. The ultimate resource for sports professionals and fans everywhere, the ESPN Information Please(R) Sports Almanac is clearly the winner in its field.

The Boston Globe Index

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ISBN : UVA:X004717835
Genre : Boston (Mass.)
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The Original Thoroughbred Times Racing Almanac 2003

Author : Thoroughbred Times
ISBN : 1889540943
Genre : Almanacs, American
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This book is the definitive reference on the Sport of Kings.

Win Place And Show

Author : Betsy Berns
ISBN : 0970014716
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is the most complete introductory guide to thoroughbred horse racing on the market today.

Indiana Beverage Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000125056543
Genre : Beverage industry
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