The Byerley Turk: The True Story of the First Thoroughbred (Paperback)
Short Description for The Byerley Turk "This is the true story of the most remarkable horse in history. In 1678, a beautiful mahogany bay Karaman colt is foaled in a stable on a feudal landholding in the Balkans. Yet this is no ordinary colt: this is a colt with a destiny.He is destined to become the magnificent Byerley Turk, the first Foundation Sire of the thoroughbred line. From his early days the young horse is hard-schooled in the...
- Published: 30 May 2013
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781873674987 ISBN 10: 1873674988
- Sales rank: 82,869
Reviews for The Byerley Turk
It was nothing like I expected. Being a Thoroughbred owner (my horse has never raced or trained to do so) I have always had an interest in the history of the breed. When I purchased this book, I expected it to be a very matter of fact chronology of the breed's development from this well known foundation sire.
I found the way the author composed this book, while still maintaining the essence of history, managed to capture the heart and soul of a horse. It was well written and very difficult to put down. by Ruth McKinlayunder review