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Never Say Die – A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry - Kentucky Scholarship Online
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Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry

James C. Nicholson

Abstract

Never Say Die tells the story of the first Kentucky-bred winner of the Epsom Derby, whose historic 1954 victory in Europe’s most famous race sent shockwaves through the world of Thoroughbred racing. Never Say Die’s win in the Epsom Derby was an early signal of a shift in the balance of power within the sport of Thoroughbred racing toward North America. In the two decades that followed, American horses - long derided as inferior to European runners -- would enjoy an unprecedented period of success in some of Europe’s most prestigious races, sending the world’s leading Thoroughbred owners to Ken ... More

Keywords: 1954 Epsom Derby, Never Say Die, The Beatles, Mona Best, Singer Sewing Machines, Isaac Merritt Singer, The Aga Khan, Ismaili Muslims, Thoroughbred racing, Robert Sterling Clark

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813141671
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813141671.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James C. Nicholson, author