Bowen's Legacies Of The Turf Is Finalist For Book Of The Year Award
KY - Racing authority Edward L. Bowen's latest book, Legacies of
the Turf: A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders (Vol. 1), has
been selected as a finalist for ForeWord Magazine's Book of the
Year Award in the sports category. Legacies of the Turf, which tells
the stories of the powerhouse dynasties that dominated horse racing
in the early to mid-twentieth century, is published by Eclipse Press,
a division of Blood-Horse Publications, a multimedia publishing
company that traces its roots to 1916.
of the Turf is more than a great addition to Thoroughbred racing
literature," said Jacqueline Duke, editor at Eclipse Press.
"It captures the personas of the upstarts, entrepreneurs, and
aristocrats who helped shape the last century. Ed Bowen's keen profiles
are to be savored with a good brandy in the comfort of a favorite
book joins other ForeWord Book-of-the-Year-finalist titles from
Eclipse Press including Racing to the Table by Margaret Guthrie,
Old Friends by Barbara D. Livingston, and At the Wire also by Bowen.
books by Edward L. Bowen published by Eclipse Press include biographies
of Man o' War and War Admiral as well as Matriarchs: Great Mares
of the 20th Century and Dynasties: Great Thoroughbred Stallions.
He is president of the Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation, which raises
money for equine research. Bowen lives in Versailles, Kentucky.
Press is the book publishing division of Blood-Horse Publications,
which publishes The Blood-Horse, the company's flagship publication
and the oldest continually published North American Thoroughbred
magazine. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Horse: Your
Guide To Equine Health Care, a monthly equine health care magazine;
TBH MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors; the official
Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge;
and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications operates
a family of leading Web sites including bloodhorse.com, TheHorse.com,
and Stallion Register.com.
ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award
Magazine's Book of the Year Award was established to bring increased
attention from librarians and booksellers to the literary achievements
of independent publishers and their authors. A jury of librarians,
booksellers, and reviewers are selected to judge the categories
for entry. They select winners and finalists based on editorial
excellence and professional production as well as the originality
of the narrative and the value the book adds to its genre.
Book of the Year winners for 2003 will be announced at BookExpo
America on June 4 in Chicago, Ill.
of the Turf: A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders (Vol. 1)
Edward L. Bowen
by Eclipse Press, November 2003
304; Bound Size: 8.5" x 10.5"
price: $29.95, Cloth
at your local bookstore or from Exclusively Equine
to bookstores by National Book Network