Best Horse Racing Books
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1. The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told: A True Tale of Three Gamblers, The Kentucky Derby, and the Mexican Cartel
Author: by Mark Paul
Published at: Authority Publishing (January 6, 2020)
Los Angeles Times: “I came across this book… That I think a lot of you might like. It’s light, it moves quickly, it’s fun.””A crazier-than-fiction tale of three young gamblers, a Mexican drug cartel and the 1988 Kentucky Derby. Horse Racing NationA Top 10 Amazon Best Seller: * Sports Biographies * Organized Crime * Adventure & Travel * Sports History * GamblingAn inspiring true crime sports story about a filly who broke through the male-dominated world of horseracing and inspired crowds of men and women alike…
Along with a trio of gamblers who embark on an epic adventure… It’s Seabiscuit meets Narcos, and the best non-fiction adventure and gambling story ever told. When the gamblers unknowingly place their bet with members of a suspected drug cartel at a racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico, they must figure out how to claim their prize – without getting killed in the process.
In a heart-pounding race of their own across the U.S. Mexico border, the trio come face-to-face with suspected killers, are arrested by the Border Patrol, and fumble their way through the riskiest bet of their lives. Los Angeles Times award winning sportswriter Steve Springer – “The drama is just beginning at the Tijuana Mexico betting windows, after Winning Colors wins the Kentucky Derby!”- Associated Press, USA TODAY, ESPN, SI.
2. Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Author: by Laura Hillenbrand
Published at: Ballantine Books (March 26, 2002)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend. Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini.
But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit’s fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire.
When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson.
3. Out of the Clouds: The Unlikely Horseman and the Unwanted Colt Who Conquered the Sport of Kings
Author: by Linda Carroll
Published at: Hachette Books; 1st Edition (May 29, 2018)
In the bestselling tradition ofthe The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the propulsive, inspiring Cinderella story of Stymie, an unwanted Thoroughbred, and Hirsch Jacobs, the once dirt-poor trainer who bought the colt on the cheap and molded him into the most popular horse of his time and the richest racehorse the world had ever seen.
In the wake of World War II, as turmoil and chaos were giving way to a spirit of optimism, Americans were looking for inspiration and role models showing that it was possible to start from the bottom and work your way up to the top-and they found it in Stymie, the failed racehorse plucked from the discard heap by trainer Hirsch Jacobs.
Like Stymie, Jacobs was a commoner in “The Sport of Kings,” a dirt-poor Brooklyn city slicker who forged an unlikely career as racing’s winningest trainer by buying cheap, unsound nags and magically transforming them into winners. The $1,500 pittance Jacobs paid to claim Stymie became history’s biggest bargain as the ultimate iron horse went on to run a whopping 131 races and win 25 stakes, becoming the first Thoroughbred ever to earn more than $900,000.
4. A Step By Step Guide To Starting And Running A Successful Horse Boarding Business: The Comprehensive Book Of Horse Boarding & Effective Barn Management
Author: by Sheri Grunska
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 26, 2018)
This book is being recognized and used in College Equine Programs across the country! A fantastic resource for starting and running a horse business. This book will open your eyes to the world of horse boarding and all that it encompasses.
The FIRST complete book of starting and running a horse boarding business and includes the financials for your entire operation. Two of the most often asked questions I get from people who want to start a boarding business are, “Where do I start?” and “Can I make money at boarding horses?” This book is a step by step guide on what you need to do to get your barn or stable up and going and how to maintain a strong and healthy boarding business.
Whether you want to run a large facility or a small stable this book will cover everything you need to know to help you start off with a strong foundation for your business. This book includes Designing your barn and stable for efficiency (with all four seasons in mind) when it comes to the daily chores, turnout and weather and how that affects your revenue monthly and seasonallyWalking through size and cost verses revenue that you will generate and how to determine your board rates.
5. Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses: Recognition and Application
Author: by Rachaël Draaisma
Published at: CRC Press; 1st edition (October 6, 2017)
This practical book helps you interpret and connect the physical signals that horses display in response to their environment. These signals are evident in the everyday actions, gestures and attitudes that horses communicate to each other, but are often so subtle that they can go unnoticed by humans.
This book aims to rectify that, offering horse lovers and equine professionals an opportunity to gain a unique insight into their ‘horse’s world’. Key features: includes detailed description of language signs of domestic horses, with a special emphasis on calming signals includes 275 pictures to visualize various language signs, calming signals, behaviour sequences and facial features presents communication ladders to show how a horse responds to incentives in his environment, and what signals he uses at certain moments contains tips on the use of the communication ladders and calming signals to improve the socialisation, training and wellbeing of your horse considers equine psychological stress from an environmental perspective, providing a valuable alternative to the current common clinical perspective.
6. The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse
Author: by Lawrence Scanlan
Published at: St. Martin's Griffin; First edition (June 10, 2008)
“For anybody who loves horses, and for all of those who are thrilled by horse racing and the behind-the-scenes drama of the track, The Horse That God Built is must reading.”-Michael Korda, author of Horse PeopleMost of us know the legend of Secretariat, the tall, handsome chestnut racehorse whose string of honors runs long and rich: the only two-year-old ever to win Horse of the Year, in 1972; winner in 1973 of the Triple Crown, his times in all three races still unsurpassed; featured on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated; the only horse listed on ESPN’s top fifty athletes of the twentieth century (ahead of Mickey Mantle).
His final race at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack is a touchstone memory for horse lovers everywhere. Yet while Secretariat will be remembered forever, one man, Eddie “Shorty” Sweat, who was pivotal to the great horse’s success, has been all but forgotten-until now.
In The Horse God Built, bestselling equestrian writer Lawrence Scanlan has written a tribute to an exceptional man that is also a backroads journey to a corner of the racing world rarely visited. As a young black man growing up in South Carolina, Eddie Sweat struggled at several occupations before settling on the job he was born for-groom to North America’s finest racehorses.
7. The Man Who Listens to Horses: The Story of a Real-Life Horse Whisperer
Author: by Monty Roberts
Published at: Ballantine Books; Illustrated edition (December 30, 2008)
Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whispereran American original whose gentle Join-Up training method reveals the depth of communication possible between man and animal. He can take a wild, high-strung horse who has never before been handled and persuade that horse to accept a bridle, saddle, and rider in thirty minutes.
His powers may seem like magic, but his amazing horse sense is based on a lifetime of experience. In The Man Who Listens to Horses, Roberts reveals his unforgettable personal story and his exceptional insight into nonverbal communication, an understanding that applies to human relationships as well.
He shows that between parent and child, employee and employer, abuser and abused, there are forms of communication far stronger than the spoken word that are accessible to all who will learn to listen. This new edition features engaging photographs, a chapter that traces Roberts’s amazing experience gentling with a mustang in the wild, and an Afterword about the remarkable impact this book has had on the world.
8. Secretariat's Meadow
Author: by Kate Chenery Tweedy
Published at: Dementi Milestone Publishing; Illustrated edition (September 10, 2010)
Presents the story of how the Chenerey family came to breed and race Secretariat along with the history of the family and the land in which they bred racehorses.
9. Betting on Horse Racing For Dummies
Author: by Richard Eng
Published at: For Dummies; 1st edition (April 1, 2005)
How to enjoy a day at the races-and bet to win! The last two years have seen a record number of Americans tune in for climatic Triple Crown races featuring Smarty Jones and Funny Cide; in 2004, television viewership jumped a whopping 61 percent over the record set in 2003, and the Belmont Stakes race itself drew a record crowd of more than 120,000!
This easy-to-understand guide shows first-time visitors to the track how to enjoy the sport of horse racing-and make smart bets. It explains: what goes on at the track what to look for in horses and jockeys how to read a racing form and do simple handicapping how to manage betting funds and make wagers that stand a good chance of paying off.
Complete with coverage of off-track and online betting, it’s just what anyone needs to play the ponies-and win! Richard Eng (Las Vegas, NV) is a racing writer and handicapper for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a columnist for the Daily Racing Form, and the host of a horseracing radio program in Las Vegas.
10. Caring for Horses with a Servant's Heart: A Daily Devotional for the horse professional & the horse lover in all of us
Author: by Sheri Grunska
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 21, 2014)
Horses and faith – they go perfectly together! You will quickly realize how hard it is to stop reading after just one page! A truly wonderful 365 day journey of the heart that will take you through all four seasons throughout an entire year!
The most beautiful gift for the horse lover. This daily devotional is 365 days of beautifully unique and full of real life short stories about horses and life on a horse farm and large boarding stable and how the Lord is in all of it.
Bold with honest transparency of stories that will stir the heart and make you smile and laugh out loud often but most importantly will always offer hope, love and encouragement. You will journey through all four seasons and with each new day is a wonderful story about horses and a reflective look into our own lives.
It will delight you in every way and will make you smile, laugh and even tear up at times but most of all it will inspire, encourage and give you hope. You will never look at barn chores or horses in the same light again.
11. Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide
Author: by Andrew Beyer
Published at: Mariner Books (May 6, 1994)
A classic guide to handicap strategies in the field of thoroughbred racing Just as football evolved with the introduction of the forward pass and basketball with the development of the jump shot, so too was handicapping forever changed by the use of speed figures—and it all started with Andrew Beyer.
With a foreword discussing the changes that have swept horse racing since the book’s original publication in 1975, Picking Winners is essential reading both for serious horseplayers and curious amateurs.
12. Hunter Seat Equitation: Third Edition
Author: by George H. Morris
Published at: Doubleday; Subsequent edition (June 1, 1990)
A classic by a world-renowned teacher and master equestrian-the definitive work on the art of teaching and riding the hunter seat, now updated to include refinements in Morris’s insightful program of riding instruction. B & W photographs throughout
13. True Horsemanship Through Feel, Second Edition
Author: by Leslie Desmond
Published at: Lyons Press; 2nd edition (August 1, 2007)
Expert horseman Bill Dorrance chose the name True Horsemanship Through Feel because feel is the language of horses. Learning that language can expand any horseman’s knowledge and abilitieswhether he or she is learning to ride, train, or compete. In a writing style that is generously detailed and packed with meaning, Dorrance directs the reader’s attention to the many subtle things about how horses and humans act and interact.
In these pages, he urges us to reach toward a deeper level of insight into horses and their riders, as he shares a wealth of helpful information. With hundreds of illustrations, True Horsemanship Through Feel takes the reader step by step through the basic challenges that have characterized horse-human relations for centuries.
Drawing on his years of experience, Bill Dorrance has crafted a book that imparts knowledge previously available only by word of mouth.
14. Complete Training of Horse and Rider: In the Principles of Classical Horsemanship
Author: by Alois Podhajsky
Published at: Wilshire Book Company; 11.1.1982 edition (January 1, 1967)
For the first time, Colonel Podhajsky has set forth explicitly and in practical, instructive fashion the step-by-step methods of training both horse and rider that are used at the School and that are the applicable foundations of all good horsemanship, for their purpose is to develop the natural abilities of the horse and to make riding a graceful, pleasurable experience.
15. Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race
Author: by Lara Prior-Palmer
Published at: Catapult; Reprint edition (April 28, 2020)
“Taking off on a horse into the Mongolian Steppe sounds like the bracing inverse to an overpopulated, busy urban life, but having the skills and grit to pull it off is another thing entirely…. Lara PriorPalmer attempted the Mongol Derby not really knowing what she was getting into; she ended it knowing much more about herself, and a race champion besides.” Estelle Tang, ElleAt the age of nineteen, Lara PriorPalmer discovered a website devoted to the world’s longest, toughest horse racean annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of twentyfive wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland.
On a whim, she decided to enter the race. As she boarded a plane to East Asia, she was utterly unprepared for what awaited her. Riders often spend years preparing to compete in the Mongol Derby, a course that recreates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan.
Many fail to finish. PriorPalmer had no formal training. She was driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses. She raced for ten days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families.
16. Man O'War
Author: by Walter Farley
Published at: Yearling; Reissue edition (September 12, 1983)
“An exciting, moving piece of fiction based on the facts about one of the greatest horses of all time. The feeling for horses, horse breeding and training, and horse racing is masterfully handled. Thrilling, highly recommended.”(starred) School Library Journal.