Matriarchs: Great Mares of the 20th Century

Edward L. Bowen




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Based on the premise that it is the mare who contributes strong qualities such as speed and durability to her offspring, this book examines in detail the 30 most influential Thoroughbred mares of the century. It explores biological lines of champion mares, including a key chapter on La Troienne, one of the foundation mares of the 20th-century Thoroughbred. Included are explanations of the origins of these mares, their early years on the racetrack, and their careers as broodmares. A discussion of famous breeders and their philosophies on producing race-horses as well as family trees and pedigrees of the mares round out this work.

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Other editions: Softcover - 2009, Hardcover - 2008, Hardcover - 2008, Hardcover - 2007, Softcover - 2007, Hardcover - 2005, Hardcover - 2004, Hardcover - 2003, Hardcover - 2002, Hardcover - 2001

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