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Eclipse Press Releases "The Seabiscuit Story" To Coincide With Seabiscuit Movie


LEXINGTON, KY – The phenomenon of Seabiscuit keeps rolling along, especially with the highly anticipated upcoming Universal Studios movie starring Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges set for release on July 25th. With racing nostalgia at fever pitch, Eclipse Press has delved into the archives of its parent company, Blood-Horse Publications, and compiled The Seabiscuit Story, using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit's life and racing career as originally reported in the pages of The Blood-Horse magazine. These vintage issues, which date from 1935 to 1940, are very rare, so many of the articles in The Seabiscuit Story will be seen for the first time since the great horse raced, some 65 years ago.

The amazing rags-to-riches story of 1930s hero Seabiscuit is chronicled in captivating detail in the 168 pages of the book. The book contains actual accounts of Seabiscuit's rise to fame starting with his first victory in a stakes race at age two, to his success under new trainer Tom Smith, and the coast-to-coast victories that made him a national icon during the darkest years of the Depression. Rarely seen original historic photographs from the archives of The Blood-Horse accompany the text. The book also includes insight from John McEvoy, author of the award-winning Great Horse Racing Mysteries, also published by Eclipse Press.

“The Seabiscuit Story is the most complete chronicle of Seabiscuit’s career available. And it’s fitting that such a fabulous collection of news accounts be found in the storied archives of the country's most respected horse racing magazine,” noted Jackie Duke, editor of Eclipse Press. “It is fascinating to read the many actual race reports and feature stories penned by some of the leading turf writers of the day. Seabiscuit fans will delight in reading this book.”

Advance praise for “The Seabiscuit Story”:

“In the second half of the 1930s, a rough little horse named Seabiscuit took America by storm. From the horse's days in obscurity to the supreme moments of his life, the Blood-Horse was there, providing thorough coverage and insightful commentary. In The Seabiscuit Story, the Blood-Horse presents all of these articles in a single elegant volume spanning more than forty years of reporting. The Seabiscuit Story is not to be missed.”

-Laura Hillenbrand

Author of #1 Bestseller, “Seabiscuit: An American Legend”

The Seabiscuit Story retails for $16.95 and is available now through Exclusively Equine at or by calling 1-800-582-5604. For more information on Eclipse Press visit

The Blood-Horse is the Thoroughbred industry’s premier source for racing and breeding news and information, and the oldest continually published North American Thoroughbred magazine. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Horse, a monthly equine health care magazine; the official Kentucky Derby and World Thoroughbred Championships/Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; Keeneland magazine; and the Eclipse Awards program. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also operates a family of leading Web sites including and


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