by Glenye Cain Oakford
Daily Racing Form writer Glenye Cain Oakford takes readers behind the scenes into the breeding sheds and auction rings, where the Thoroughbred sport's biggest gambles are made.
Bidders today can spend millions on a single racing prospect in hopes the horse will turn into the elusive "home run horse," a champion that can become a priceless stallion or broodmare. But the search for that fortune-making Thoroughbred isn't new; it's been around since the birth of the breed. The colorful human and equine characters in Home Run Horse reveal how owners and breeders throughout history have used everything from potions to statistics to surgical technology in their passionate quest to create or identify a sure winner--in a game where they're more likely to lose than win.