Jennifer S. Kelly fell in love with horse racing when she read Walter Farley’s Black Stallion series as a child and watched the filly Winning Colors beat the boys in the 1988 Kentucky Derby. A lifelong reader and writer, she took her love of the written word to the classroom, teaching both first-year composition and technical writing for over a decade. When Jennifer discovered that Sir Barton’s full story needed telling, she embarked on a multi-year journey to research the life of America’s first Triple Crown winner in an effort to preserve his seminal contribution to horse racing. "Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown" is the first book to focus on Sir Barton, his career and his historic impact on racing. Jennifer Kelly charts how Sir Barton broke track records, scored victories over other champions, and sparked the yearly pursuit of Triple Crown glory.