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Title:
Out of the clouds : the unlikely horseman and unwanted colt who conquered the sport of kings
Author:
Carroll, Linda, 1956- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hachette Books, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
viii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
In the wake of World War II, as turmoil and chaos were giving way to a spirit of optimism, Americans were looking for inspiration and role models showing that it was possible to start from the bottom and work your way up to the top-and they found it in Stymie, the failed racehorse plucked from the discard heap by trainer Hirsch Jacobs. Like Stymie, Jacobs was a commoner in "The Sport of Kings," a dirt-poor Brooklyn city slicker who forged an unlikely career as racing's winningest trainer by buying cheap, unsound nags and magically transforming them into winners. The $1,500 pittance Jacobs paid to claim Stymie became history's biggest bargain as the ultimate iron horse went on to run a whopping 131 races and win 25 stakes, becoming the first Thoroughbred ever to earn more than $900,000. The Cinderella champion nicknamed "The People's Horse" captivated the masses with his rousing charge-from-behind stretch runs, his gritty blue-collar work ethic, and his rags-to-riches success story.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780316432238
Format :
Book

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