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The Resource Spectacular Bid : the last superhorse of the twentieth century, Peter Lee

Spectacular Bid : the last superhorse of the twentieth century, Peter Lee

Label
Spectacular Bid : the last superhorse of the twentieth century
Title
Spectacular Bid
Title remainder
the last superhorse of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Peter Lee
Title variation
  • Last superhorse of the twentieth century
  • Last super horse of the twentieth century
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A safety pin was all that kept Spectacular Bid from becoming the eleventh Thoroughbred to take the Triple Crown. This work examines Spectacular Bid from his humble beginnings -- he was born in a mud puddle on a horse farm in Versailles, Kentucky -- to his recognition as one of the greatest American racehorses. On the morning of the 1979 Belmont Stakes, Spectacular Bid stepped on a safety pin in his stall, injuring his foot. He had impressively won the first two races -- the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness -- but finished third in the Belmont, most likely due to his injury, making him one win shy of becoming the sport's third straight Triple Crown champion. But that loss did not prevent him from becoming one of horse racing's greatest competitors. After taking two months to recover, the battleship gray colt would go on to win 26 of 30 races during his career, with two second-place finishes and one third. He was voted the tenth greatest Thoroughbred of the twentieth century according to Blood-Horse magazine, and A Century of Champions places him ninth in the world and third among North American horses -- even ahead of the renowned Man o' War. This horse biography tells the story of the honest and not-so-glamorous colorful characters surrounding the champion -- including Bud Delp, the brash and cocky trainer who was distrustful of the Kentucky establishment, and Ron Franklin, the nineteen-year-old jockey who buckled under the stress and pressure associated with fame -- and how they witnessed firsthand the splendor and triumphs of Spectacular Bid. Including contemporary newspaper accounts of Bid's exploits and interviews with key players in his story, this is an encompassing look into the legacy of one of horse racing's true champions
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Lee, Peter
Dewey number
798.4
Index
index present
LC call number
SF357.T74
LC item number
L44 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Triple Crown (U.S. horse racing)
  • Horse racing
  • Horse sports injuries
  • HISTORY
  • Horse racing
  • Horse sports injuries
  • Triple Crown (U.S. horse racing)
  • United States
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Spectacular Bid : the last superhorse of the twentieth century, Peter Lee
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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1107878254
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780813177823
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computer
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1107878254
Label
Spectacular Bid : the last superhorse of the twentieth century, Peter Lee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1107878254
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813177823
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvkpcfx3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1107878254

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