Author Susan Nusser takes readers inside the excitement and suspense at one of Kentuckys biggest breeding farms. Every year, two hundred broodmares in the farms barns give birth to the next generation of racehorses. In the eig......more
Author Susan Nusser takes readers inside the excitement and suspense at one of Kentuckys biggest breeding farms. Every year, two hundred broodmares in the farms barns give birth to the next generation of racehorses. In the eighteen months following their births, those foals will meet the worlds most skilled and knowledgeable horsemen from grooms to veterinary orthopedists who will shape them in to the kinds of yearlings that attract the attention of the sheikhs, moguls, and magnates who prowl the yearling sales, hunting for their next Derby winner.
From the carefully calculated birth of the new crop of foals to the horses' debut at the worlds premier yearling sale in Lexington, Kentucky, this is a rare behind-the-scenes look at the vets, the surgeries, the long hours, and the hard work that it takes to breed a Derby hopeful. Kentucky Derby Dreams follows the lives of foals born during the 2009 foaling season and uncovers the inside drama and heartache that accompany these potential champions from the foaling barn to the sales ring. Compelling, fascinating, and fast-paced, this is a must read for anyone whos ever watched the Kentucky Derby.
SUSAN NUSSER is the author of In Service to the Horse, which explored the bond that develops between one of Kentuckys most valuable stallions and his groom and between other competition horses and their grooms. She teaches writing at Carroll University and lives in Milwaukee with her husband, daughters, cats and a pit bull.
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