- Hardcover: 235 pages
- Publisher: Glen View Media; 1 edition (March 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983213909
- ISBN-13: 978-0983213901
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 118 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,269,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro And His Legacy Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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"The result is a captivating, beautiful volume that should find a special place on bookshelves and coffee tables of racing fans everywhere" Thoroughbred Times
"Belongs in every horse fan's personal library" About.com Horse Racing
"Truly breathtaking coffee table book with considerably more depth than usual" Horseback Magazine
"Brown highlights the human compassion that the racing industry is all too often said to be lacking." Thoroughbred Daily News
"A must read, and would make a wonderful holiday gift" The Equiery
"A 235-page, lavishly illustrated book ... a page-turner ... an intimate, detailed and compelling account of Barbaro..." The Baltimore Sun
"This beautiful book is one to be savored. For anyone who loved Barbaro - and there are many - this richly illustrated, well-written book is an honorable tribute to the horse that captured our collective hearts." Hudson Valley Horse Source
"Meticulously researched, Greatness and Goodness offers an insider`s view of recent racing history and related equine issues." The Horse of Delaware Valley
About the Author
Alex Brown managed tim woolley racing.com which served as a hub of activity for Fans of Barbaro. Alex embarked on his own journey in 2007, to do additional research for this book. More than two years later, this journey led Alex to work at seven racetracks for seven different trainers. During this time Alex also covered the Triple Crown series for the New York Times.
During his racing career Alex rode as an amateur jockey, and galloped horses for leading trainers including Steve Asmussen, Michael Dickinson and Barclay Tagg. Alex has also had an academic career, which included pioneering work in social media. His experience in social media marketing combined with his horsemanship have uniquely positioned Alex to be part of this journey, and to tell the story from the inside. Alex is originally from Cheshire, England, and now resides in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.
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I fell deeply in love with this special horse, whom I will never forget the first time I saw the magnificent Barbaro race, flying over the track at lightning speed, with such power and grace. I was mesmerized while watching him run during the Kentucky Derby, but I watched in disbelief and horror during that shocking moment, when the majestic stallion fell, sustaining horrendously devastating injuries at the Preakness. My heart was broken. Every day during the months that followed that tragic event, those of us who loved Barbaro prayed for good news about his recovery, avidly reading the daily chronicle posted online.
Alex Brown has written a remarkable and breathtakingly beautiful coffee-table book, which truly is a celebration of Barbaro's life. He writes not only about the great horse's training and racing career, but Barbaro's tremendous legacy contributing to the saving the lives of numerous discarded and forgotten horses. Highlighted are stories about the "Fans of Barbaro" who tirelessly networked, raising donations for Laminitis research, (the deadly disease which took Barbaro's life), and to save untold numbers of horses from slaughter, many of which happily found forever loving homes.
It gives me pleasure to highly recommend this beautiful and deeply moving book which Alex Brown has written with an abundance of love and respect. This treasure makes a perfect gift which will certainly touch not only the hearts of racing fans and horse lovers, but anyone who has ever loved an animal.
There are so many beautiful photos. Barbaro was one of world's cutest foals. He and his brothers are named from a lithograph of foxhounds owned by a French nobleman. The illustrations by Lynden Godsoe are wonderful. Alex used one of the illustrations as a page icon throughout most of the book. It's just the kind of attention to detail that Alex has.
Yes it made me cry but more horses are going to live because of Barbaro, the Jacksons, New Bolton Center at Penn Vet, FOBs and Alex Brown.
I KNEW Alex's book would be amazing, but I was initially expecting a chapter book and I was thrilled to see it was even more than that. The same detail is there complete with huge, gorgeous photos. Some of them I hadn't even seen before. I wish Alex all the best and now follow him on Twitter (he generally posts photos of horses at Fair Hill in the mornings). If you're a horseracing fan this book is a must-have, because Barbaro's legacy is a now a part of horseracing history.