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Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

How a $37,000 horse and a group of Marylanders took the horse racing nation by storm.

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The Death and Life of Mal Evans

What if the Beatles never broke up?

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What People are Saying

Steve Haskin, Senior BloodHorse Correspondent

“No chronicle of racing’s Golden Age of the 1970s, with one superstar after another, would be complete without the story of the $37,000 yearling purchase Spectacular Bid, who rose from the barn of Maryland hardboot Buddy Delp to become one the greatest superstars of all time. Peter Lee does a masterful job telling the back story of how ‘The Bid,’ despite controversy and an ill-timed injury that cost him the Triple Crown, developed into what many still call ‘the perfect racehorse.’ ”

The Hits Just Keep on Comin'

The Death and Life of Mal Evans has been meticulously planned and is scrupulously written. It’s terrific entertainment, too. It moves quickly, and that’s a good thing, because once you’re into the story, you want to know what happens next.

About the Author

A former journalist, Peter Lee has two main passions: music and horse racing.

He is the owner of Hooks and Harmony, a blog about melodic pop music and the 80s. He also owns and operatesThe Way to Churchill Downs, a news blog that chronicles horses’ performances from two-year-olds to the Kentucky Derby. He is also a regular contributor to Past the Wire