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Duel for the crown : Affirmed, Alydar, and racing's greatest rivalry, Linda Carroll and David Rosner

Label
Duel for the crown : Affirmed, Alydar, and racing's greatest rivalry
Title
Duel for the crown
Title remainder
Affirmed, Alydar, and racing's greatest rivalry
Statement of responsibility
Linda Carroll and David Rosner
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A gripping look at the great duel between Affirmed, the last horse to win the Triple Crown-- comprised of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes-- and his archrival, Alydar. More than sixteen million Americans watched the 2013 Kentucky Derby, and the three Triple Crown races combined drew more than thirty million viewers. But most people might not realize that it's been thirty-five years since one horse won the US Triple Crown-- Affirmed was the last horse to win, in 1978. Now, in Duel for the Crown, the stirring rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar, two horseracing legends, is brought to vivid life with the rich detail it deserves. Alydar was horseracing royalty, while Affirmed grew up on a backwoods Florida farm. But scrappy Affirmed held off Alydar by an ever-narrowing margin to win each of the three races in the Triple Crown. These two horses and their epic battle are horseracing's crowning glory. In the bestselling tradition of Seabiscuit, this book tells the tale of two Thoroughbreds along with their respective owners, trainers, and jockeys in an ever-intensifying battle of wills and wits. With a cast of human connections as colorful as the horses themselves, Duel for the Crown is a galloping ride as fast and exciting as the actual races"--
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1956-
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Carroll, Linda
Dewey number
798.40092/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rosner, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Affirmed (Race horse)
  • Alydar (Race horse)
  • Triple Crown (U.S. horse racing)
  • Horse racing
  • Race horses
Label
Duel for the crown : Affirmed, Alydar, and racing's greatest rivalry, Linda Carroll and David Rosner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Both the king's horses -- Genesis. Seeds of greatness ; Dynasty ; The takeover artist ; From the ashes -- Ascendance. Born to run ; The Casey Stengel of horse whisperers ; The beginning of a beautiful rivalry ; The kid ; The battle joined ; Collision course -- Coronation. Dream derby ; Affirmation ; Dueling for the crown jewel ; Crowning glory ; The anticlimax ; Where have you gone, Affirmed and Alydar? -- Appendix 1. Affirmed vs. Alydar : the showdowns -- Appendix 2. Charting the classics : the 1978 Triple Crown -- Appendix 3. Dueling careers : racing records of the rivals -- Appendix 4. Family trees pedigree charts of the rivals -- Appendix 5. Tale of the tape L how they measured up
Control code
ocn852226623
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781476733210
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2013048217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852226623
Label
Duel for the crown : Affirmed, Alydar, and racing's greatest rivalry, Linda Carroll and David Rosner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Both the king's horses -- Genesis. Seeds of greatness ; Dynasty ; The takeover artist ; From the ashes -- Ascendance. Born to run ; The Casey Stengel of horse whisperers ; The beginning of a beautiful rivalry ; The kid ; The battle joined ; Collision course -- Coronation. Dream derby ; Affirmation ; Dueling for the crown jewel ; Crowning glory ; The anticlimax ; Where have you gone, Affirmed and Alydar? -- Appendix 1. Affirmed vs. Alydar : the showdowns -- Appendix 2. Charting the classics : the 1978 Triple Crown -- Appendix 3. Dueling careers : racing records of the rivals -- Appendix 4. Family trees pedigree charts of the rivals -- Appendix 5. Tale of the tape L how they measured up
Control code
ocn852226623
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781476733210
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2013048217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852226623

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