Attention horse racing fans!

When I’ll Have Another (pictured) suffered a tendon injury and was pulled from the Belmont Stakes, hopes for a Triple Crown winner were dashed.  Great excitement had been building up when I’ll Have Another won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness: this could be the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years. But racing fans were not completely disappointed in the 144th Belmont Stakes. Union Rags, the seventh place finisher at the Kentucky Derby edged out Paynter at the finish line.

If you need some more racing excitement, consider borrowing some of these books -

For fictional coverage of the sport there are the books by the engaging storyteller and former jockey, Dick Francis or the Fern Michael’s series, Kentucky, which details the life of Nealy Coleman as she builds her Blue Diamond Farm.

And if a film about horse racing would be to your liking, don’t forget Seabiscuit in the media collection.

-posted by Brenda, Reference Services

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