Eclipse Press

The Story of Horse Racingís Original "Iron Horse "

Lexington, KY (May 9, 2002) Eclipse Press announces the publication of Round Table, the latest addition to the Thoroughbred Legends series.

Round Table was an everymanís horse. In an era when larger-than-life racehorses such as Native Dancer, Swaps, and Nashua became national heroes, Round Table quietly and steadily racked up victories..

In Round Table, longtime editor and writer John McEvoy tells the inspirational story of the horse who gave his all every time. In a career spanning four years, from 1956 to 1959, Round Table raced an amazing sixty-six times, winning forty-three races. He did everything asked of him: he traveled coast to coast, carried weight, stayed, and sprinted. He was a Horse of the Year, a handicap champion, and a turf champion. Like a little machine, Round Table would not quit..

Although a small, unassuming brown horse, Round Table was regally bred by Kentuckyís famed Claiborne Farm. With the death of Claiborne founder A.B. Hancock Sr., Round Table was sold to help pay estate taxes, in essence saving the farm..

Under his new owner, Travis M. Kerr, and trainer, William Molter, Round Table came into his own, winning races left and right, on dirt or on turf. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest turf runners in the history of the sport..

Author John McEvoy was new to horse racing in the late 1950s when he saw Round Table race at the Chicago tracks and became a fan of the horse. Among his other books are Great Horse Racing Mysteries and Women in Racing, co-authored with his daughter, Julia McEvoy. He lives in Evanston, Illinois, near Chicago.

Published by Eclipse Press, May 2002
ISBN: 1-58150-072-6
16-page photo well
Pages: 144, Bound Size: 6 x 8
Retail price: $24.95 Hardcover

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