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New Equine Law Casebook Interweaves Human Drama of Horse Racing

Posted Sep 11, 2012 12:43 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Equine Regulatory Law might sound like a dull legal topic.

But in fact the new book by attorney and former Kentucky lawmaker Bob Heleringer is a highly readable history of the country's thoroughbred horse-racing industry, according to the Daily Racing Form and a Bloodhorse.com review republished by The Horse.

"I remember—and not fondly—the textbooks from law school that were so dry," the author, a University of Louisville law graduate, told Bloodhorse.com. "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."

The book evolved from Heleringer's own foray into the law classroom as a teacher. Unable to find a casebook for his students, he eventually wrote his own.

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