by Richard Stone Reeves (Author), Patrick Robinson (Author). Just the sound of their names, makes your hair stand on end, and your heart beat faster. Bold Ruler, the sire of so many greats. Secretariat, can anyone ever forget his thirty one length win in the Belmont, making him the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. Ruffian, the magnificent filly who came to grief in the fateful match race against Foolish Pleasure . The names go on Alleged, Spectacular Bid, Every page has a story to tell of these champions of the track This is the book of all books for the thoroughbred lover. None can compare. Hardcover: 191 pages Publisher: Oxmoor House; First Edition edition (July 1980) Language: English.