Headless Horsemen: A Tale of Chemical Colts, Subprime Sales Agents, and the Last Kentucky Derby on Steroids

Author: Jim Squires
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
Category: Horse Racing
Book Format: Paperback

An insider's stunning account of the corrupt practices that threaten both the horses and the game . . . an engrossing read. --Minneapolis Star-Tribune Jim Squires was in trouble. He was in the horse business, an enterprise seemingly intent on committing suicide, led over the cliff by visionless leaders. A clannish group called the Dinnies had long refused to share power, as vast overproduction and unbridled greed created a subprime-like bubble in the market. Overpriced animals of dubious quality and drug-enhanced performance on the track were undermining the integrity of competition and ultimately the very breed itself. With its economic model broken, its tawdry sales practices under attack, and its public image in tatters, the sport was overdue for a reckoning. Headless Horsemen is Squires's critique of what is happening to the sport and the animals he loves, as he and a small group of unlikely heroes agitate for a return to fair dealing. For anyone who cares about the soul and survival of horse racing, this book is an impassioned call to arms.

About Jim Squires
Jim Squires is the author of Horse of a Different Color, an account of his wild ride as the breeder of Monarchos, the winner of the 2001 Kentucky Derby. He has been breeding and raising horses since 1977, thoroughbreds in Kentucky since 1990, and was the editor of the Chicago Tribune from 1981 to 1989. He lives in Versailles, Kentucky.

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SKU BK-9780805092479
Barcode # 9780805092479
Brand St. Martins Press-3pl
Artist / Author Jim Squires
Shipping Weight 0.3800kg
Shipping Width 0.015m
Shipping Height 0.216m
Shipping Length 0.140m

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