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Ride a Painted Pony Ride a Painted Pony
By Eagle, Kathleen
2007-01 - Center Point Large Print
9781585479023 Check our catalog

On a dark, lonely stretch of a Midwest interstate highway, Nick Red Shield swerves his pickup and empty horse trailer to avoid a pair of terrified eyes.In the bushes he findsa woman battered, bruised, and barely conscious. Nick may be a scarred loner, but its plain to see that Lauren Davis needs someone she can trust. In the safe haven of his South Dakota ranch, among the magnificent painted horses of western legend, a bond of trust, truth and passion becomes a lifeline for them both. But soon the danger that shadows Laurens life and her desperate attempt to save her son will force Nick to confront his own demons. …More

Nerve Nerve
By Francis, Dick
1999-12 - Viking Penguin
9780140861013 Check our catalog

From "the best writer in the mystery genre" (Larry King) comes the story of a jockey who discovers that his losing streak is caused by something sinister. Reissue. …More

The Stars Shine Bright The Stars Shine Bright
By Giorello, Sibella
2012-07 - Thomas Nelson Publishers
9781595545367 Check our catalog

Sent undercover to a thoroughbred horse track, geologist Raleigh Harmon investigates a string of mysterious horse deaths, but when her own life is threatened, only her connection to the FBI, Jack Stephanson, can help her.

Lord of Misrule Lord of Misrule
By Gordon, Jaimy
2011-03 - Vintage Books
9780307946737 Check our catalog

2010 National Book Award Winner-Fiction

A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, dark, and beautiful world of small-time horse racing, where trainers, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little luck is offered at a run-down West Virginia track . …More

Dark Horse Dark Horse
By Hoag, Tami
2011-10 - Orion
9781409121510 Check our catalog

In her latest thriller, "New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag takes readers on a suspense-filled ride of shocks and twists leading to an explosive finish. It is the story of an ex-cop, a missing girl, and a killer locked in a race where there can be only one winner--and the losers die trying.  …More


Blind Switch: A Jack Doyle Mystery Blind Switch: A Jack Doyle Mystery
By McEvoy, John
2012-05 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781464200168 Check our catalog

Desperate Jack Doyle accepts a sketchy job which leads to a deadly game of fixing horse races and murder--of the four-legged kind. "Blind Switch" is a noteworthy first novel with a hero forced to ask in its ultimate line, "Where have I gone right?" …More

Hugger Mugger Hugger Mugger
By Parker, Robert B.
2000-04 - Putnam Publishing Group
9780399145872 Check our catalog

Someone has been killing racehorses at stables across the south, and Spenser, the Boston P.I., travels to Georgia to protect the two-year-old destined to become the next Secretariat. The case takes a deadly turn when the attacker claims a human victim and Spenser must revise his impressions of the Three Fillies racing stables. …More

Horse Heaven

Horse Heaven
By Smiley, Jane
2001-02 - Ballantine Books
9780449005415 Check our catalog

"It's not true," says a character in Jane Smiley's funny, passionate, and brilliant new novel of horse racing, "that anything can happen at the racetrack," but many astonishing and affecting things do -- and inHorse Heaven, we find them woven into a marvelous tapestry of joy and love, chicanery, folly, greed, and derring-do. 

 

 

 

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Derby Day Derby Day
By Taylor, D. J.
2013-06 - Pegasus Books
9781605984445 Check our catalog

Nominated for the Man Booker Prize, an exquisite tale of romance and rivalry, gambling and greed, from one of England's finest writers. …More

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend Seabiscuit: An American Legend
By Hillenbrand, Laura
2002-03 - Ballantine Books
9780449005613 Check our catalog

2003 Top Twelve Selling Title
In this "New York Times" bestseller now in paperback, Hillenbrand unfolds the spellbinding story of the racehorse Seabiscuit in a riveting tale of grit, grace, luck, and an underdog's stubborn determination. Photos throughout. …More

Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Bluebloods . . . and Won Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Bluebloods . . . and Won
By Sally Jenkins
2004-05 - Putnam
0399151796 Check our catalog

A BookPage Notable Title
He became "the people's horse," the unheralded New York-bred gelding who inspired a nation by knocking off the champions and sweeping to the brink of the Triple Crown. His story is for the underdog in everyone. …More

The Big Horse The Big Horse
By McGinniss, Joe, Jr.
2007-07 - Simon & Schuster
9780743261142 Check our catalog

Joe McGinniss's passion for horse racing and unsurpassed talent for observation combine in this riveting behind-the-scenes account of the 2003 racing season, told as only he could tell it. Volponi, winner of the 2002 Breeders' Cup Classic, was trainer P. G. Johnson's "big horse"--that singular animal that every trainer searches for, the horse that will bring its stable prestige, power, and riches. …More

Beyond the Homestretch: What Saving Racehorses Taught Me about Starting Over, Facing Fear & Finding My Inner Cowgirl Beyond the Homestretch: What Saving Racehorses Taught Me about Starting Over, Facing Fear & Finding My Inner Cowgirl
By Reardon, Lynn
2011-02 - New World Library
9781577319566 Check our catalog

After learning to ride horses as an adult, Lynn Reardon quit her office job in Washington DC and moved to rural Texas to open the racehorse adoption ranch LOPE (LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers). Since then, LOPE has helped transition more than 750 thoroughbreds into new homes. In this riveting account, Reardon encounters dozens of unruly racehorses, all with special needs, unusual histories, and distinct personalities. She takes readers for a thrilling ride through the horse-racing world filled with offbeat horse people, colorful Texas culture clashes, veterinary melodramas, and surprising life lessons. Reardon may have saved these horses' lives, but they saved hers as well. …More

The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse
By Scanlan, Lawrence
2008-06 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312382254 Check our catalog

In Scanlan's rich narrative, we get a groom's-eye view of the racing world and the vantage of a man who spent every possible moment with the horse he loved, yet who often basked in the horse's glory from thesidelines. More than anything else," The Horse God Built "is a moving portrait of the powerful bond between human and horse. …More

Horse of a Different Color: A Tale of Breeding Geniuses, Dominant Females, and the Fastest Derby Winner Since Secretariat Horse of a Different Color: A Tale of Breeding Geniuses, Dominant Females, and the Fastest Derby Winner Since Secretariat
By Squires, Jim
2003-04 - PublicAffairs
9781586481803 Check our catalog

Squires takes a rollicking look at the pomp, arrogance, passion, and avarice that drive both man and horse in the most exciting two minutes in sports. Photos. …More