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Taking Shergar : thoroughbred racing's most famous cold case

Author: Milton C Toby
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2018] ©2018
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
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It was a cold and foggy February night in 1983 when a group of armed thieves crept onto Ballymany Stud, near The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland, to steal Shergar, one of the Thoroughbred industry's most renowned stallions. Bred and raced by the Aga Khan IV and trained in England by Sir Michael Stoute, Shergar achieved international prominence in 1981 when he won the 202nd Epsom Derby by ten lengths -- the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Milton C Toby
ISBN: 9780813176352 0813176352
OCLC Number: 1046677091
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Birth of an empire --
Families --
Black swans --
Assassination --
Shergar ascendant --
You need a telescope to see the rest --
Guns and money --
A rough patch for the garda --
The man in the trilby --
Rugby and the captain --
The insurance game --
The usual suspects --
The French connections --
The pathologist and the skull --
The stallion probes.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Milton C. Toby.

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In Taking Shergar: Thoroughbred Racing's Most Famous Cold Case, Milton C. Toby presents an engaging narrative that is as thrilling as any mystery novel.  Read more...

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