Dark Horse: Unraveling the Mystery of Nearctic Muriel Anne Lennox

ISBN: 9780969902522

Published: October 1st 2001

Hardcover

280 pages


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Dark Horse: Unraveling the Mystery of Nearctic  by  Muriel Anne Lennox

Dark Horse: Unraveling the Mystery of Nearctic by Muriel Anne Lennox
October 1st 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 280 pages | ISBN: 9780969902522 | 9.35 Mb

Nearctic Was an equine aristocrat. Tall, proud and true to his regal heritage, he could run a hole in the wind. But Nearctic became a pawn in a bizarre power struggle -- his only real ally -- Gordon (Pete) McCann, the gifted trainer of scores ofMoreNearctic Was an equine aristocrat. Tall, proud and true to his regal heritage, he could run a hole in the wind.

But Nearctic became a pawn in a bizarre power struggle -- his only real ally -- Gordon (Pete) McCann, the gifted trainer of scores of Windfields Farm champion Thoroughbreds. While McCann was able to understand and communicate with his horses, he was no match for those whose agendas were not in the best interests of Nearctic.

Shy and retiring, McCann was overruled time after time. Both the man and the horse suffered. Although McCann was unable to win out, Nearctic surely prevailed. His courage, endurance and nobility could not be suppressed.

Not only did Nearctic survive physical hardships, mismanagement and incompetence, today he is the patriarch of the most dominant sire line in Thoroughbred history.About 75 per cent of Thoroughbred foals born in the spring of 2001 boast Nearctic in their bloodlines. The worlds leading sires -- Sadlers Wells, Storm Cat, Danehill, Phone Trick, Thunder Gulch, Deputy Minister, Danzig, Nureyev -- are all direct descendants.

Curiously, very little was known of Nearctic, nor of McCann, so Lennox set out in search of how this could be possible, and why.Rich in detail and character, Dark Horse takes us into the world of the Thoroughbred, a terrain Lennox knows so well. Brimming with intriguing information. Dark Horse travels back in time to the colourful and frequently frolicsome beginnings of Thoroughbred racing. Along the route readers are introduced to a fantastic cast of characters -- rogues and royalty, gamblers and charlatans. Dark Horse brings to light the remarkable relationship between this wild, rebellious stallion and the one man who understood him -- a relationship that reverberates throughout Thoroughbred racing and breeding the world over.

Dark Horse is enormously engaging, entertaining and haunting -- and takes Nearctic from obscurity to the prominence he deserves.



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