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Genuine Risk (Thoroughbred Legends) Hardcover – June 1, 2003

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McEvoy is a USA Licensed Recorded Judge in Hunter and Hunter-Seat Equitation. She lives in Northern Vermont.
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Product Details

  • Series: Thoroughbred Legends (Book 20)
  • Hardcover: 147 pages
  • Publisher: Eclipse Press; First Edition edition (June 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581500920
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581500929
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,092,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 10, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Written by experienced equestrian journalist Hallie McEvoy as part of the Eclipse Press "Thoroughbred Legends" series, Genuine Risk is the fascinating and informative story of an exceptional thoroughbred racehorse who became the second filly to win the Kentucky Derby. An inset section of black-and-white photographs enhance the narrative tale of an exceptional filly -- who interestingly enough did not produce any foals until she was 13 years old and who then gave birth to a colt named Genuine Reward. Genuine Risk is confidently recommended to the attention of all thoroughbred horse racing enthusiasts.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Palmer on July 1, 2003
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This book is the 20th in the Thoroughbred Legends series and I have them all as I am a huge fan of the great racing stars of yesterday. The Genuine Risk book is the fourth about a filly in the series and tells a nice tight story about the her career including her victory in the 1980 Kentucky Derby, which made her the first filly in over 60 years to capture the Run for the Roses. It also details the controversy that developed in the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the Preakness, when Genuine Risk apparently was forced wide by the eventual winner Codex. Codex was not disqualified and a huge controversy ensued that went before a judging board (the decision was allowed to stand). I had completely forgotten about that incident until I read the book.
The story also details Genuine Risk's heartbreaks in her attempts to be bred to some of the finest stallions around, including Secretariat, which was the first mating ever of Derby winners. Genuine Risk did not have a successful mating until over 10 years after her retirement from racing and eventually only had two foals altogher when she was pensioned a few years ago.
The Genuine Risk book is one of the shortest in the series because here career was not a long one, so there aren't too many races to discuss, but overall I thought the author did a nice job. I'd still like to see books on Kelso and Count Fleet come out in the series as these horses really made a name for themselves.
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By Animal Lover on November 4, 2012
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This is another of the great Thoroughbred Legends books, which we have quite a few already. This is a well written book about this great filly. It is a shame she had such tragedy as a broodmare.
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By CandyBandit on August 11, 2012
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Short and simple. Disappointed there wasn't any personal stories of involvement with this amazing mare. Had great pictures. Liked the ribbon for saving last page read.
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