From money-making schemes involving placing wagers on vicars to poor Bingo having to produce the village school Christmas entertainments, every one of Wodehouse’s superb short stories are guarantee to raise a smile from even the most stony-faced listener! Full story listings: 'The Great Sermon Handicap' 'The Purity of the Turf' 'The Metropolitan Touch' 'The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace' 'Bingo and the Little Woman' 'All's Well' 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000198/bk_csaw_000198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At his three-year debut in June 1960, no one could know that Mrs. Allaire DuPont’s small, deerlike gelding named Kelso would come to dominate American racing like no other horse before or since. For five unprecedented years, he would reign as Horse of the Year, setting records and endearing himself to millions of fans. Always considered among the top four horses of all time, with Man o' War, Secretariat, and Citation, for many Kelso is the greatest racehorse, since he won at sprints and endurance races, won on turf and dirt, carried unprecedented handicap weights, and raced both foreign and national thoroughbreds. Kelso was crowned champion of the Jockey Gold Cup, one of the most prestigious racing events, an astounding five straight times. Like Seabiscuit, Kelso was not earmarked as a contender and missed the Triple Crown races. But Kelso's greatness was decisive: He regularly defeated Triple Crown race winners.In Kelso: The Horse of Gold, Linda Kennedy tells the remarkable story of one of the greatest athletes of the ages, recreating the excitement of "Kelly's" unique and brilliant career while placing his unparalleled achievements in the context of racing history.The book is published by Westholme Publishing. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks."Will charm and excite those who saw Kelso run and remember his stirring deeds." (Wall Street Journal)"In this concise, entertaining account, Kennedy tells the story of Kelso, a scrawny ungainly gelding who just happened to be one of the greatest Thoroughbreds that ever lived." (Publishers Weekly)"An excellent portrayal...so intense that one has the sensation of being right there with the crowd and cheering Kelso on." (Tom Trotter, former New York Racing secretary) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randi Bachman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/187014/bk_acx0_187014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Vineland Handicap was an American Thoroughbred horse race run at Garden State Park Racetrack in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Open to horses age three and older, it was contested on turf over a distance of a mile and a sixteenth. Inaugurated in 1942, the Vineland Handicvap was last run in 1999 when that year's American Champion Female Turf Horse, Soaring Softly won. On March 18, 2000 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Vineland Handicap had been cancelled due to financial restraints. The track closed in 2001.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Red Bank Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1974 at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. A Grade III event raced in late August/early September, it is open to horses age three and older and is contested at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) on turf Inaugurated in 1974 as a stakes race on dirt for two-year-old fillies, in 1975 is was made open to fillies and mares. In 1980, the race was converted to a handicap event on turf which was open to horses age three and older. An earlier version of the Red Bank Stakes was run in 1885 as a six-furlong race for two-year-olds. It was won by A. J. Cassatt's, The Bard.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wakeful was one of the great Thoroughbred mares of the Australian turf. She had shown her versatility by winning at distances from 5 furlongs to 3 miles. She was unplaced in only three races.This bay filly was foaled in 1896, and was by the outstanding racehorse and sire, Trenton from Insomnia by Robinson Crusoe. Her pedigree contained mostly good old colonial bloodlines that had proved their worth in Australian racing and breeding.Wakeful did not commence racing until she was a four year old. At her third start she won the VATC Oakleigh Plate, followed that by winning the VRC Newmarket Handicap and then the AJC Doncaster Handicap. Wakeful went on to win races such as the AJC Plate and VRC Champion Stakes at 3 miles.