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Funny Cide free pdf In 2003, he became "the people's horse," the unheralded New York-bred gelding who--in a time of war and economic jitters--inspired a nation by knocking off the champions and their multimillionaire owners and sweeping to the brink of the Triple Crown. Trained by a journeyman who had been knocking around racing for more than thirty years, ridden by a hard-luck jockey, and owned by a tiny stable founded by a band of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, NY (pop: 1,386), who tossed in a few thousand dollars each and decided to follow their dream, Funny Cide became a blue-collar hero with a bit, his story crammed with colorful characters--only one of which happened to be a horse. Written with Sally Jenkins, coauthor of Lance Armstrong's number-one bestseller It's Not About the Bike, Funny Cide tells the whole story--the parts we know and the parts we never suspected--as it follows the group's emotional ups and downs against overwhelming odds, illness, and even scandal, to capture the imagination of millions. It is a book for the underdog in all of us--a new American classic. Sackatoga Stable is owned by ten people, led by managing partner Jackson Knowlton, whose jobs range from catering to construction to health care. Unlike with Funny Cide's million-dollar brethren, who make a quick killing and then get retired to stud, they plan to race their horse for all his fans to see as long as he is healthy and happy--conceivably for years to come.

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Author : Funny Cide Team
Publisher : Thorndike Press
Data Published : 13 August 2004
ISBN : 0786266163
EAN : 9780786266166
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 402 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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