One of the most remarkable books about the horse industry that has ever been published. Discover for yourself the engaging drama that gave birth to the kingdom for the horse. You will learn about the genesis of the American horse pedigree system - the genius of one mans devotion to quality control and exceptional care in pure bred animals - the terrifying raids during the Civil War on Woodburn by some of the countrys most notorious outlaws and the vigorous chase by union forces to recover stolen horses - a romantic visit to one corner of the virgin Bluegrass where a noble Scotsman developed the pedigree system that created many of the first horse reacing giants in America - a striking documentation of lingering influences of the Alexander family and their rich heritage including two modern day governors and other important contemporary breeders. It will etch into your memory the unforgettable events that make the beginnings of great American horse racing as refreshing as a good day at the track.
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Book Description Harmony House Publishers (KY), 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1564690377
Book Description Harmony House Publishers (KY), 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1564690377
Book Description Book Condition: New. pp. xv + 272 Illus., Maps. Bookseller Inventory # 92365284