The Kentucky Thoroughbred

The Kentucky Thoroughbred

by Kent Hollingsworth

Foreword by Ed Bowen

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

224 pages, 5.00 x 8.00 x 0.69 in, 24

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813191898
  • Published: January 2009



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Kent Hollingsworth captures the flavor and atmosphere of the Sport of Kings in the dramatic account of the development of the Thoroughbred in Kentucky. Ranging from frontier days, when racing was conducted in open fields as horse-to-horse challenges between proud owners, to the present, when a potential Triple Crown champion may sell for millions of dollars, The Kentucky Thoroughbred considers ten outstanding stallions that dominated the shape of racing in their time as representing the many eras of Kentucky Thoroughbred breeding. No less colorful are his accounts of the owners, breeders, trainers, and jockeys associated with these Thoroughbreds, a group devoted to a sport filled with high adventure and great hazards.

First published in 1976, this popular Kentucky classic has been expanded and brought up to date in this new edition.