Stack of Books. Photo credit: Janis Christie / Getty Images.

New book on equine law rich in history

Stack of Books. Photo credit: Janis Christie / Getty Images.
Stack of Books. Photo credit: Janis Christie / Getty Images.

ERIC MITCHELL writing for the Blood-Horse reports:

At first glance, the newly released book “Equine Regulatory Law” is a bit intimidating—a heavy, scholarly green hardbound tome of 972 pages.

But this book, created by former Kentucky legislator and attorney Bob Heleringer, is a gift to the Thoroughbred racing industry. The text is a conversational tour through the twisting morass that is equine regulatory law, but more important it tells a history of Thoroughbred racing in America.

“I remember—and not fondly—the textbooks from law school that were so dry,” Heleringer said. “In my book, I wanted a lot of history. You have the textbook aspect that goes into detail on the important cases but then you’ll find profiles of the people involved and the human drama.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about Heleringer’s book or in ordering a copy can find out everything they need at equineregulatorylaw.com.

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New Equine Law Casebook Interweaves Human Drama of Horse Racing; ABA Journal; Sept. 11, 2012.