The Byerley Turk
Three Centuries of the Tail Male Racing Lines
Published 1990, 168 pages, Hardback, dust jacket has some sun fading
One of the three founding fathers of the Thoroughbred, ‘Byerley’s Treasure’ never appeared on a racetrack himself, but as a stallion produced such outstanding stock that his name went into the General Stud Book as one of the progenitors of the breed.
The author traces the tail male lines beginning with the Herod dynasty, the direct line in the United States through Diomed and Lexington, the Tourbillon line in the US, Canada and Argentina and the Highflyer line, which produced so many Derby Winners.
A Fascinating historical record in very readable form with charts and illustrations.