Story of Horse Racings Original Iron Horse
Lexington, KY (May 9, 2002) Eclipse Press announces the publication
of Round Table, the latest addition to the Thoroughbred Legends
Table was an everymans 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.
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.
a small, unassuming brown horse, Round Table was regally bred by
Kentuckys 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.
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.
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
16-page photo well
Pages: 144, Bound Size: 6 x 8
Retail price: $24.95 Hardcover
at your local bookstore or Exclusively Equine
to bookstores by National Book Network
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