I think I found it: The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy. I ordered the kindle edition as it was half the price of the hardcover (and was still over $20). I have been looking for a good biography of him. :-)
buckpasser, what is the title and who is the author of the new book on Isaac Murphy?
Would love to know what is going on with Black Onyx as well. He looked to be a very promising turf runner. Also - what is going on with Crop Report?
AnneShaw, it is very common for owners/trainers to nominate their colts to multiple preps when on the Triple Crown trail. That way if there is a minor setback for one targeted/planned race, they can enter another with possibly better timing instead. A nomination does not mean that the colt will actually be entered in that race. It only means that they can race him there if they choose to do so.
Wonder if they could try to train him to be a steeplechaser? Would he be athletic enough for the jumps?
I love these so much. Wish you could release these as Kindle singles or as an anthology of great mostly forgotten horses.
Dear God ,what a horrible story. I hope the guy they arrested was the rapist, as anyone who would rape a mentally disabled woman in a public place is no one to have roaming around freely in societyI am very glad that the two tracks I usually go to - Turfway and Keeneland - are both in nice areas (just wish they were closer than two states away) and I have never felt a moment's worry at either one. When Detroit Race Course was still open we often went there, and again, I never felt a moment of fear. I have often wished they would open up a track in this area (Ann Arbor/Detroit) again (despite the failure of Pinnacle), but I surely hope it would not have the problems you guys are describing at Aqueduct (shudder).
I hope she will be a big winner. :-) Very cool!!!
According to this in Bloodhorse, the colt is still out due to his injuries suffered on the plane ride: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/83626/no-tampa-bay-derby-for-bond-holder
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