Beat the Drums is by Smart Strike out of Storm Flag Flying, if I remember correctly.
Tom. Thanks for the info. Will be on the lookout for her. I remember her breeding.
The Stuart Janney that owned Ruffian ( Orb's owner's father) is her great uncle.
Kaitline. Go to this website: exclusivelyequine.com. They have the TB legends books paperbacks for $1.99 each and hardcovers for $4.99 each. Also many others for rock bottom prices.
No problem. But get the David Alexander book A a Sound of Horses: The world of Racing From Eclipse to Kelso. Out of all my books, it is still my favorite.
IHA. You asked about a book on Del Mar exclusively. Title: Where the Turf Meets the Surf- a history of Del Mar by Hank Wensch. Available on Amazon as either a paperback or as an ebook.
AmbitiousD. And Kaitline. This a great book I found recently Extra Sugar For Kelso by Landon Manning. It contains great stories about a Secretariat, Ruffian, Kelso but written from a different perspective. Such as the one on Secretariat is written from Allen Jerkens view in training Onion to beat Big Red in The Whitney. It tells of an owner who felt it would be an easier task for his good filly to race against the colts in the Hopeful and not against Ruffian in the Spinaway. Do NOT buy this book on ebay, the price is $89. Go to Amazon and you will find it used under $20.
Kaitline. The Eighty Dollar Champion that jmac recommends is about the great show jumper Snowman who was saved from slaughter. I heard the author speak and it was fascinating and the book is very good. You should note that there are two books on Snowman. One by Montgomery which an older and out of print ( found second hand). The other one is still in print and is both an ebook and print. The Renagade Champion is actually entitled Fitzrada: the Renagade Champion. Again this is about a top show horse and how his rider a woman broke into the show jumper ranks. It is very good.
Laz. If I find one, I'll let you know how it works, because I need it first.
Kaitline. There are many good books on a particular horse like Native Dancer, Citation, Kelso, Never Say Die, Nasrullah etc. To get an idea put the Nack book into the Amazon search box and then look at the suggestions. If you want British racing books, Amazon here will sell them like on Frankel etc., but you can always go to Amazonuk.com and buy them direct from England. You just need to open an account there.
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