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Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the

Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Cover

 

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They had no business being there. They were up against million-dollar horses owned by patricians, oilmen, Arab sheiks, and Hollywood producers. They were ten regular guys, and all they wanted was to win a race. Instead, they won the hearts of America.

In 2003, a three-year-old with the unlikely name of Funny Cide 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 millionaire owners and sweeping to the brink of the Triple Crown.

Trained by a journeyman who'd spent over 30 years looking for "the one," ridden by a jockey fighting to come back after years of injuries and hard knocks, and owned by a band of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, N.Y., Funny Cide became a hero and media sensation.

Now, Sally Jenkins, award-winning co-author of Lance Armstrong's #1 bestseller It's Not About the Bike, tells the inside story of the Funny Cide team's ups and downs against overwhelming odds, illness, and even scandal, to capture the imagination of millions. It's a new American classic for the underdog in all of us.

Synopsis:

Jenkins reveals how a horse, a trainer, a jockey, and a bunch of high school buddies took on the sheiks and blue bloods of the horse-racing world, and won.

About the Author

The Funny Cide Team is owned by ten people whose jobs range from catering to construction to health care, led by managing partner Jackson Knowlton.

Sally Jenkins is an award-winning journalist for the Washington Post, the co-author of two books with Lance Armstrong, It's Not About the Bike and Every Second Counts, and of bestselling books with Dean Smith, Pat Summitt, and Marla Runyon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425200308
Subtitle:
How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Author:
The Funny Cide Team
Author:
Jenkins, Sally
Author:
The, Funny Cide Team
Subject:
Horse racing
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20050301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.12x6.32x.76 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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