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Stud: Adventures in Breeding by Kevin Conley 1582341842 9781582341842
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Stud: Adventures in Breeding by Kevin Conley

The most expensive thirty seconds in sports. Every year, on Valentines Day, the great Thoroughbred farms open their breeding sheds and begin their primary business. For the next one hundred and fifty days, the cries of stallions and the vigorous encouragement of their handlers echo through breeding country, from the gentle hills of Kentucky to the rich valleys of California. First appearing as an article inThe New Yorker, Stud takes you into this strange and seductive world. We move from Lexingtons Overbrook Farm, where the worlds leading sire, Storm Cat, a lightly raced eighteen-year-old, brings in around thirty million dollars a year; to the auction halls, where sheiks and bookies (known more casually as the Doobie Brothers and the Boys) bid millions for Storm Cats well-bred offspring. We visit Three Chimneys, where the twenty-seven-year-old Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, a senior citizen by equine standards, makes a rousing return to active duty after spinal surgery, and stroll through Running Horse Farm, on the banks of the Rio Grande, where a nearly unmanageable colt, Devil Begone, has found peace and prosperity servicing desert mares like Patty OFurniture. Cheap stud, top stud, old stud, wild stud, from the Hall of Fame horse to the harem stallion with his feral herd,Studlooks at intimate acts in idyllic settings (and the billion-dollar business behind them), providing a voyeuristic glimpse of just how human the equine world can be.

Author: Kevin Conley

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 2002-03-26

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ISBN: 1582341842


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