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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Man 'o War: A Legend Like Lightning in Stores Now

Congratulations to our friend Dorothy Ours on the publication of her major project, the new book Man 'o War: A Legend Like Lightning. The book was published this week, and Dorothy has been in Louisville doing publicity in conjunction with the Derby. (She's in love with Barbaro!)

Here are the specs on MAN 'O WAR:
published by St. Martin's Press; 352 pages hardcover, Size: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
plus one 16-page b&w photo insert; price is $24.95 plus $5 post.

You can order it from Hoofcare & Lameness, of course. But what matters is that you order it and READ it. To understand where the horse world is today--and particularly racing--it is so important to understand the past. Man O War has been heavily recommended by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand.

Dorothy once lived here in the Boston area; she then moved to Saratoga, where she worked at the National Museum of Racing, and helped me with an article about Battleship's bar shoes, which are on display in the museum. He ran (and won) wearing a sort of half-heart bar shoe.

Good luck, Dorothy!

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