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Legacies of the Turf

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Legacies of the Turf: A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders is a biographical book written by Thoroughbred horse racing historian Edward L. Bowen and published by Eclipse Press on November 25, 2003. (ISBN 978-1581501025)

Legacies of the Turf was named "Sports Book of the Year" in 2003 by Foreword Reviews's Book of the Year Awards (now known as the Foreword INDIES).[1]

In addition to the twenty chapters on the people and/or specific breeding operations, there is a section devoted to foundation mares.


  1. James R. Keene
  2. John E. Madden
  3. August Belmont Jr.
  4. William Collins Whitney & Harry Payne Whitney
  5. Arthur B. Hancock Sr.
  6. William Woodward Sr.
  7. Greentree Stud (Helen Hay Whitney)
  8. Samuel D. Riddle & Walter M. Jeffords Sr.
  9. Col E. R. Bradley
  10. Hal Price Headley
  11. Wheatley Stable
  12. Mereworth Farm
  13. Joseph E. Widener & George D. Widener Jr.
  14. Calumet Farm
  15. John Hay Whitney & Joan Whitney Payson
  16. Brookmeade Stable
  17. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
  18. Bieber-Jacobs Stable
  19. Alfred G. Vanderbilt II
  20. Arthur B. Hancock Jr.