Virginia horse racing: triumphs of the turf

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
History Press,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Language:
English
Description
Virginia, mother of presidents, is also the mother of American horse racing. From the very beginning, Virginians have risked it all on the track as eagerly as on the battlefield. Follow the bloodlines of three foundation sires of the American Thoroughbred through generations of rollicking races and larger-than-life grandees wagering kingly stakes, sometimes on horses not yet born. How did the horse nicknamed Damn His Eyes get protection money from other horse owners? What did it mean to "tap the claret" to break a neck-and-neck tie? Why was Confederate cavalry so much better than Union--was it the riders, or was it the mounts? All these and many more stories of horsemanship on and off the track fill the pages of Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf.
More Details
ISBN:
9781596294394
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID f42a9f10-a981-3fd8-4bf0-99324a1ab857
full_title virginia horse racing triumphs of the turf
author johnson virginia c
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:24AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576058983963164672
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Crookshanks, Barbara.
author Johnson, Virginia C.
author-letter Johnson, Virginia C.
author2 Crookshanks, Barbara.
author2-role Crookshanks, Barbara.
author_additional Virginia C. Johnson and Barbara Crookshanks.
author_display Johnson, Virginia C
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Local History
callnumber-a SF335.U6
callnumber-first S - Agriculture
callnumber-subject SF - Animal Culture
callnumber_sort_arlington VA 798.4 J66v
collection_arlington Center for Local History Nonfiction
date_added 2011-01-26T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 2396
detailed_location_arlington Center for Local History Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlington Book
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington Books
grouping_category book
id f42a9f10-a981-3fd8-4bf0-99324a1ab857
isbn 9781596294394
item_details ils:.b13009734|.i14029765|Center for Local History Nonfiction|VA 798.4 J66v|||1|false|false|||||Library Use Only||van||, ils:.b13009734|.i20025142|Center for Local History Nonfiction|VA 798.4 J66v|||1|false|false|||||Library Use Only||van||
itype_arlington Hardback, Paperback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington VA 798.4 J66v
local_callnumber_exact_arlington VA 798.4 J66v
local_callnumber_left_arlington VA 798.4 J66v
local_days_since_added_arlington 2396
num_holdings 2
oclc (OCoLC)229748673
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Local History
physical 159 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
popularity 2
primary_isbn 9781596294394
publishDate 2008
publishDateSort 2008
publisher History Press,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b13009734|Book|Books||English|History Press,|2008.|159 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13009734|.i14029765|Library Use Only|Library Use Only|false|true|false|false|false|true||||, ils:.b13009734|.i20025142|Library Use Only|Library Use Only|false|true|false|false|false|true||||
subject_facet Horse racing -- Virginia -- History
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Virginia horse racing : triumphs of the turf
title_display Virginia horse racing : triumphs of the turf
title_full Virginia horse racing : triumphs of the turf / Virginia C. Johnson and Barbara Crookshanks
title_short Virginia horse racing :
title_sort virginia horse racing triumphs of the turf
title_sub triumphs of the turf