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Never Say DieA Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry$
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James C. Nicholson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813141671

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813141671.001.0001

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Never Say Die
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James C. Nicholson

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813141671.003.0005

The fifth chapter explains how wealthy American industrialists were able to import some of Europe’s top Thoroughbreds in the early twentieth century, setting the stage for a shift in the balance of power within international Thoroughbred racing. The chapter includes an overview of earlier American efforts at Thoroughbred importation and a discussion of some of Never Say Die’s equine ancestors. Some of Europe’s most influential breeders of the twentieth century are discussed, including Federico Tesio. The chapter concludes with a description of the Aga Khan’s temperamental-but-talented colt Nasrullah, who did not live up to his tremendous potential on as a racehorse but became one of the most influential stallions in history. Among Nasrullah’s most successful offspring was Never Say Die.

Keywords:   Aga Khan, Federico Tesio, Nasrullah

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