Richard Ulbrich's Peerage Racehorses is the renown book published in 1994 and is considered the ultimate source of information of the roots of the modern thoroughbred, with over 27,000 horses listed. Astrid Southey, renowned bloodstock pedigree expert writes: "From his extensive library and from over forty years of participation in the industry Richard Ulbrich has brought together the definitive collection of observations and records of racehorses and progenitors in the thoroughbred world. The scope of the ground covered is mind-boggling and it doesn't matter if you are reading an account of the Irish Birdcatcher or an account of Miss Andretti you will come away intrigued by each horse's story and the characters involved in their lives. With an honesty rarely seen in today's commodity-driven world Richard's work reveals behind-the-scene dramas, calibre of competition beaten, size of fields met, track conditions, and the racing style of the horse under discussion, while other details may include physical and temperamental characteristics transmitted to their progeny. Ulbrich's Peerage isn't a sop to stallion owners and it's not the ubiquitous advertising platform for "other services" offered by the writer. It is one of the few sources of information that is of real and lasting value to the thoroughbred breeder."
Very limited copies are available from the publisher. The cost is US$249 for a hardcover version including postage (Express Air when and where possible). Purchaser will be advised.