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Re-Fashioning The Black Swan & The Riddle of the First Thoroughbred Horse in Gold Rush California Paul Joseph Pluth
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Older histories of America's first and greatest sport are peppered with a few untruths. But when it comes to the first California horses to run for gold, just about everything is upside-down. This book is the first to expose the half-truths about Black Swan, an Australian import universally lauded as the region's first Thoroughbred. Except that she was not. The author tackles her Down Under roots, her fraudulent playboy importer, her complete California resume, and the oddball team of a Spanish don and a Cherokee pioneer that was responsible for the Golden State's first sporting spectacle. Along the way, the author reveals which horses deserved the accolade of "first," while settl ...
Thad Stevens Paul Joseph Pluth
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ISBN: 9781620302705
Thad Stevens was not even considered to be a running horse for the first few years of his life. He was entered as a trotter for his first race, from which he was withdrawn beforehand. He served as a carriage horse for his owners for awhile, and then as training fodder for some running stablemates who were projected to be better talents. Amusingly, he began to beat them in practice. Then he was saddled for true competition to see if it was for real. In an up and down career, Thad eventually beat whatever rival California trainers sent out against him. Then, in 1873, the best of the nation were invited to San Francisco, for the state's first attempt at hosting a national sporting e ...
The Lazy Bettor's Guide to the Kentucky Derby: 3 Easy Angles Roger LeBlanc
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ISBN: 9781620308691
WELLESLEY POLO 2015-2016 Wellesley, MA
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