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The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings Book
Author : C. E. Morgan
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2016-05-03
ISBN : 0374715173
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction • A Recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence • One of New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Book Named a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly • GQ • The New York Times (Selected by Dwight Garner) • NPR • The Wall Street Journal • San Francisco Chronicle • Refinery29 • Booklist • Kirkus Reviews • Commonweal Magazine "In its poetic splendor and moral seriousness, The Sport of Kings bears the traces of Faulkner, Morrison, and McCarthy. . . . It is a contemporary masterpiece."—San Francisco Chronicle Hailed by The New Yorker for its “remarkable achievements,” The Sport of Kings is an American tale centered on a horse and two families: one white, a Southern dynasty whose forefathers were among the founders of Kentucky; the other African-American, the descendants of their slaves. It is a dauntless narrative that stretches from the fields of the Virginia piedmont to the abundant pastures of the Bluegrass, and across the dark waters of the Ohio River; from the final shots of the Revolutionary War to the resounding clang of the starting bell at Churchill Downs. As C. E. Morgan unspools a fabric of shared histories, past and present converge in a Thoroughbred named Hellsmouth, heir to Secretariat and a contender for the Triple Crown. Newly confronted with one another in the quest for victory, the two families must face the consequences of their ambitions, as each is driven---and haunted---by the same, enduring question: How far away from your father can you run? A sweeping narrative of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in the shadow of slavery and a moral epic for our time.

The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings Book
Author : Rebecca Cassidy
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2002-08-29
ISBN : 9780521004879
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Behind the scenes' description of British flat racing based on Cassidy's experiences working in Newmarket.

Great Women in the Sport of Kings

Great Women in the Sport of Kings Book
Author : Scooter Toby Davidson,Valerie Anthony
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Release : 1999-04-01
ISBN : 9780815605652
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text considers the phenomenon of female jockeys. It takes a look at their lives and offers portraits of how they overcame personal and professional obstacles. The introduction explores the implications of women in sport, the struggles female jockeys face and the significance of their success.

Aborigines and the Sport of Kings

Aborigines and the Sport of Kings Book
Author : John Maynard
Publisher : Aboriginal Studies Press
Release : 2013-10-24
ISBN : 1922059544
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aborigines and the ‘Sport of Kings’ celebrates the significant and exciting Aboriginal involvement in Australian racing history. A remarkable history considering that Australian Aboriginal people’s first contact with the European animals caused them bewilderment and terror because violent massacres and unprovoked vicious attacks were conducted from horseback. However, within a short period they adapted and shed their fears. Over time they caught horses and taught themselves to ride, using sheets of bark as makeshift saddles. Settler accounts record Aboriginal people’s uncanny affinity with horses; their excellence in caring for them and in riding. So, moving from the skilled workers who were the backbone of the Australian pastoral industries to racing horses was an obvious step. Amongst the many Aboriginal jockeys highlighted in the book are Merv Maynard, Norm Rose, Frank Reys, Richard Lawrence 'Darby' McCarthy and Leigh-Anne Goodwin, Australia's first female Aboriginal jockey to ride a winner at a metropolitan track.

The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime

The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime Book
Author : Steven A. Riess
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Release : 2011-06-24
ISBN : 0815651546
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thoroughbred racing was one of the first major sports in early America. Horse racing thrived because it was a high-status sport that attracted the interest of both old and new money. It grew because spectators enjoyed the pageantry, the exciting races, and, most of all, the gambling. As the sport became a national industry, the New York metropolitan area, along with the resort towns of Saratoga Springs (New York) and Long Branch (New Jersey), remained at the center of horse racing with the most outstanding race courses, the largest purses, and the finest thoroughbreds. Riess narrates the history of horse racing, detailing how and why New York became the national capital of the sport from the mid-1860s until the early twentieth century. The sport’s survival depended upon the racetrack being the nexus between politicians and organized crime. The powerful alliance between urban machine politics and track owners enabled racing in New York to flourish. Gambling, the heart of racing’s appeal, made the sport morally suspect. Yet democratic politicians protected the sport, helping to establish the State Racing Commission, the first state agency to regulate sport in the United States. At the same time, racetracks became a key connection between the underworld and Tammany Hall, enabling illegal poolrooms and off-course bookies to operate. Organized crime worked in close cooperation with machine politicians and local police officers to protect these illegal operations. In The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime, Riess fills a long-neglected gap in sports history, offering a richly detailed and fascinating chronicle of thoroughbred racing’s heyday.

Sherlock Holmes and the Sport of Kings With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library

Sherlock Holmes and the Sport of Kings   With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library Book
Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-09-30
ISBN : 0194632067
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. Horseracing is the sport of kings, perhaps because racehorses are very expensive animals. But when they win, they can make a lot of money for the owners, for the trainers, and for the people who put bets on them. Silver Blaze is a young horse, but already the winner of many races. One night he disappears, and someone kills his trainer. The police want the killer, and the owner wants his horse, but they can't find them. So what do they do? They write to 221B Baker Street, of course - to ask for the help of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes.

The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings Book
Author : Ralph Nevill
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1926
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Falconry the Sport of Kings

Falconry  the Sport of Kings Book
Author : Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-04
ISBN : 9789354010132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

Horse Racing Coast to Coast

Horse Racing Coast to Coast Book
Author : Michael Walmsley,Marlene Smith-Baranzini
Publisher : I5 Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781931993524
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Go to the races with Horse Racing Coast to Coast, an exhilarating behind-the-scenes ride through the grandest racetracks across North America. You'll also learn the inside scoop on the best lodging, tastiest dining, and most intriguing sites nearby so you can transform a day at the races into a sightseeing adventure! Along the way, racing aficionados introduce you to champion Thoroughbreds, such as Funny Cide; fearless jockeys, including Bill "The Shoe" Shoemaker; and other horse racing greats. Book jacket.

Fred Stone Paints the Sport of Kings

Fred Stone Paints the Sport of Kings Book
Author : Fred Stone
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The sport of kings

The sport of kings Book
Author : Arthur Somers Roche
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1919
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Falconry the Sport of Kings

Falconry  the Sport of Kings Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1920
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings Book
Author : William Scarth Dixon
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1900
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sherlock Holmes and the Sport of Kings Level 1

Sherlock Holmes and the Sport of Kings  Level 1 Book
Author : SIR ARTHER CONAN DOYLE
Publisher : OXFORD
Release : 2007-12-13
ISBN : 9780194788885
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Horseracing is the sport of kings, perhaps because racehorses are very expensive animals. But when they win races, they can make a lot of money too - money for the owners, for the trainers, and for the people who put bets on them to win. Silver Blaze is a young horse, but already the winner of many races. One night he disappears from his stables, and someone kills his trainer. The police want the killer, and the owner wants his horse, but they can't find them. So what do they do?They write to 221B Baker Street, London, of course - to ask for the help of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes.

The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings Book
Author : Arthur Somers Roche
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1917
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings Book
Author : IAN HAY
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-09-26
ISBN : 9780573115233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings Book
Author : Charles Lewis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1919
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sherlock Holmes and the Sport of Kings

Sherlock Holmes and the Sport of Kings Book
Author : Arthur Conan Doyle,Jennifer Bassett
Publisher : Oxford University
Release : 2003-01-01
ISBN : 9780194229623
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reading level: 1 [green].