Sound interesting, Frank. 1950 has been brought up quite a bit on my blog lately, too.—SHF
Noor: A Champion Thoroughbred’s Unlikely Journey from California to Kentucky
By Milton C. Toby
Published 2012 by The History Press, Charleston SC 29403; http://www.historypress.net; $19.99
As a writer and reader on the Thoroughbred since I was a quite young, the subject of Milton Toby’s latest book was well-known to me, but it is both pleasing to read about the first great son of Nasrullah to race in America and to note the connections between Noor and Seabiscuit, the most celebrated racehorse for millions of readers of popular literature in America and round the world.
Both Seabiscuit and Noor were owned by the same man, Charles S. Howard, a California entrepreneur who became fascinated with racing and had quite a lot of success in the sport. As part of his ride in the limelight, Howard purchased all his most famous horses from other breeders, acquiring Seabiscuit privately from the Wheatley Stable…
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