Steve Haskin, Blood Horse Senior Correspondent

“No chronicle of racing’s Golden Age of the 1970s, with one superstar after another, would be complete without the story of the $37,000 yearling purchase Spectacular Bid, who rose from the barn of Maryland hardboot Buddy Delp to become one the greatest superstars of all time. Peter Lee does a masterful job telling the back story of how ‘The Bid,’ despite controversy and an ill-timed injury that cost him the Triple Crown, developed into what many still call ‘the perfect racehorse.’ ”