Thoroughbred Legends Series Continues with Nashua
Lexington, KY February 22, 2001 Eclipse Press, the equine book publishing division of The Blood-Horse, Inc., announces the publication of Nashua, the eighth book in the Thoroughbred Legends series.
Nashua is the first book to focus on the life of the charismatic racehorse. Nashua achieved much of his fame on the racetrack thanks to his exciting and well-publicized rivalry with 1955 Kentucky Derby winner Swaps. Nashua was runner-up in that Derby, but the two met again in a nationally televised match race in Chicago. Nashua won and later was named Horse of the Year.
Nashua is one of author Edward L. Bowen's favorites, and the writer uses a deft touch to tell the horse's story. Bowen, who also wrote Man o' War, the first book in the Thoroughbred Legends series, takes the reader through the different phases of Nashua's life his early years, his racing career, and his life as a stallion and popular tourist attraction in the Kentucky Bluegrass. Bowen also weaves in the tale of Nashua's owner, William Woodward Jr., who was fatally shot by his wife in a high-society tragedy that is to this day surrounded by questions. Nashua was subsequently sold in a sealed bid auction after the shooting and made his own headlines by becoming the most expensive horse to be sold up to that point in time.
Nashua lets racing fans relive their memories of the great horse or discover him for the first time.
Published by Eclipse Press, March 2001.
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