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Arts, Beauty

The Night They Stole a Racehorse

For a full appreciation of what was lost in a mystery that began on a cold and foggy February, 1981 night in County Kildare, Ireland, it’s instructive to first watch the video of an event that occurred two years prior.

Shergar wins the 1981 Derby - rare commentary by Peter Bromley for BBC Radio 2

Now that you’ve witnessed the astonishing capability of the thoroughbred Shergar, hear the story of his disapperance.  Tom Martin, host of Eastern Standard on WEKU, interviews Milton Toby, author of Taking Shergar: Thoroughbred Racing’s Most Famous Cold Case.

Taking Shergar is a publication of the University Press of Kentucky.

Tom Martin is co-publisher of UnderMain, host of WEKU’s Eastern Standard, a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader and Student Media Advisor at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.