Horse Racing Bookstore

The Training Game: An Inside Look at American Racing's Top Trainers by Karen M. Johnson

The author's first-hand investigation of some of the country's most successful and lucrative Thoroughbred-racing training facilities offers a wealth of information for handicappers and racing enthusiasts. An entire chapter is devoted to each conditioner, which uncovers many profitable training methods. These top-notch outfits have clearly separated themselves from the thousands of others struggling in this competitive business. What's their secret? What do they all have in common? Each chapter follows the trainer and his staff through a typical day of barn preparation and management, which is sure to uncover some sound wagering advice during live afternoon racing.

Whittingham: The Story of a Thoroughbred Racing Legend by Jay Hovdey

Whittingham is an outstanding biography of an extraordinary man. As a thoroughbred trainer, Whittingharn has scored two triumphs in the Kentucky Derby-both achieved after his 73rd birthday. The story of Charlie Whittingham is also the story of modern thoroughbred racing. Hovdey captures excitement of Thoroughbred racing at its best!

D. Wayne: The High-Rolling and Fast Times of America's Premier Horse Trainer by Carlo DeVito

D. Wayne Lukas has trained more winners, won more races, and amassed a greater fortune than any horse trainer in history. His unorthodox methods as well as his stormy personal life have also earned him a celebrity traditionally reserved for movie stars and big-league athletes. Now, in D. Wayne, journalist Carlo DeVito provides us with an intimate look into the life, times, and complex personality of one of the most colorful entrepreneurial mavericks of all time.

Baffert: Dirt Road to the Derby by Bob Baffert

Winning the Kentucky Derby two years in a row has made Bob Baffert the most visible trainer in America. His wit and silver-haired good looks have made him the most popular. Luck and charm have played a role in Baffert's meteoric rise to the top. But he also is acknowledged as a consummate horseman.

Masters of the Turf: Ten Trainers Who Dominated Horse Racing's Golden Age by Edward L. Bowen

The early 20th century was called the Golden Age of Sport in America with such heroes as Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey grabbing headlines. And alongside them on the front page were horses such as Man o' War, Colin, and Gallant Fox. The men who trained these champion racehorses became icons in their right, shaping the landscape of American horse racing during this time.

Jenny Pitman: The Autobiography by by Jenny Pitman

This autobiography of Jenny Pitman describes how she became successful in the male-dominated profession of horse racing. Pitman was one of the first women to be granted a professional license to train horses, and in 1983 she became the first female trainer to win the Grand National.

Backyard Race Horse: the Training Manual: A Comprehensive Off-Track Program for Owners and Trainers by Janet Del Castillo

Janet Del Castillo has trained racehorses for more than 20 years. She became successful as a trainer with a throw away horse donated to a children's home. In Janet's hands the filly became a major stakes winner in Florida. Janet's horses live on her farm, are hauled to the track, run with no medications and remain sound.

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