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New Book About Lexington (the horse)

Just finished an interesting new book about Lexington, the 19th Century racehorse. Lexington, the extraordinary life and turbulent time of America’s legendary racehorse, by Kim Wickens, Ballantine Books. I enjoyed the novel Horse also about Lexington, so was primed to try this nonfiction version. Meticulously referenced yet very readable. Heartily recommend it to anybody interested in this time period of racing.


Thanks for posting about this. I hadn’t known Horse was about Lexington, or that there was a new book out about him.
He featured in one of the first racehorse novels I ever read, Kentucky Derby Winner, about Aristides, by Isabel McLennan McMeekin, a children’s novel. Lexington was Aristides’ damsire, and the sire of Chesapeake.