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Eclipse Press Introduces A "Classic" For Racing And Breeding Enthusiasts

Lexington, KY—April 15, 2003— Winning a Triple Crown race — the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes — is the ultimate goal for Thoroughbred owners and breeders. These races are considered "Classics" for their challenge and prestige, and only the cream of the horse crop attempt all three. In American Classic Pedigrees, author and pedigree researcher Avalyn Hunter profiles and examines the pedigrees of the winners of the five American Classic races from 1914 through 2002: the Triple Crown events and the Kentucky Oaks and Coaching Club American Oaks for fillies.

In addition to examining each horse's sire line and female family, Hunter looks at how the horse has contributed — or not — to the Thoroughbred breed. This monumental work is an important tool for pedigree analysts and breeders who are trying to find breeding patterns that might lead to their own Classic winner — a horse such as Secretariat, Man o' War, or 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem.

Illustrated with historic photos, American Classic Pedigrees includes an in-depth index and comprehensive glossary of important historical names.

ISBN: 1-58150-095-5
Pages: 784; Bound size: 6” x 9”
Hardcover; Retail price: $50

Available at your local bookstore or from Exclusively Equine
1-800-582-5604 (

Distributed to bookstores by National Book Network
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Eclipse Press is a division of Blood-Horse Publications. Blood-Horse Publications is a multimedia publishing company that traces it roots to 1916. Blood-Horse Publications' flagship publication, 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 Exclusively Equine, its e-commerce and mail-order catalogue division; and a family of leading Web sites including and


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