We’re less than two weeks from Christmas, but there’s still time to find that perfect gift for the horse lover on your list. Here’s a list of books horse lovers are bound to good head-over-hooves for. Just click the link below each title and head on over to Amazon to finish your Christmas shopping!
Here Comes Exterminator: The Longshot Horse, the Great War and the Making of an American Hero by Eliza McGraw
This book tells the amazing tale of Exterminator who won the 1918 Kentucky Derby as a huge longshot after a last-minute decision to enter him in the race. The book won the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, which is the highest award for books about thoroughbred racing. Check out Bourbon & Barns’ Q&A with author Eliza McGraw at http://bit.ly/2CeMEZ2.
Great gift for . . . People who love horses, history and underdogs (who doesn’t?)
The Great Sweepstakes of 1877: A True Story of Southern Grit, Gilded Age Tycoons and a Race that Galvanized the Nation by Mark Shrager
This book details the story of a horse race so big that Congress postponed all business for the day so they could attend. In post-Civil War America, this race was a North vs South spectacle that included rich characters such as ostentatious tycoons from the North and a teetotaling owner from the South. The book was a finalist for the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. Check out Bourbon & Barns’ Q&A with author Mark Shrager at http://bit.ly/2zar4FG.
Great gift for . . . People who love horses and history (particularly the Civil War and Reconstruction)
The Legend of Zippy Chippy: Life Lessons from Horse Racing’s Most Lovable Loser by William Thomas
This book tells the story of racehorse Zippy Chippy who lost 100 races in a row. Author William Thomas recounts the incredible story of Zippy Chippy from his pedigree, his life as a young horse, his historic losing streak and the bond his owner had with the cantankerous colt. Check out Bourbon & Barns’ Q&A with the author at http://bit.ly/2nYneM6.
Great gift for . . . People who love horses, underdogs and amazing tales of losing and learning.