Deb Aronson's Alexandra the Great: The Story of the Record-Breaking Filly PDF

By Deb Aronson

ISBN-10: 1613736452

ISBN-13: 9781613736456

When a bit foal with a white upside-down exclamation aspect on her brow used to be born one morning in Kentucky, the guts of America's horse racing area, difficulties fastened quick. Rejected by way of her mom, the filly would have to be approved and nursed by way of one other mare. As she grew, the tall, knock-kneed woman remained thin and scruffy, with paltry muscular tissues. thought of an "ugly duckling," she was once improper as a champion racehorse, her proprietor proclaimed, and needs to be offered. yet days ahead of the sale, an exam printed a clinical condition—now she used to be most unlikely to promote! What could develop into of this challenge filly?

Alexandra the Great tells one of many maximum underdog stories in American sports—the tale of Rachel Alexandra, who grew as much as turn into some of the most impressive racehorses in heritage. regardless of dominating each filly her age, her proprietor refused to permit her compete opposed to male horses. while a brand new proprietor observed her strength and raced her opposed to greater, improved men, Rachel Alexandra thrived and went directly to win the Preakness, the 1st filly to take action in eighty five years, and the Woodward, a feat by no means prior to completed by way of a filly. Having grown right into a powerful, muscular, dominating athlete, Rachel Alexandra was once named 2009 Horse of the 12 months, broke files, graced the pages of Vogue magazine, and confirmed humans all over the world precisely what it potential to "run like a girl."
Including bright information gleaned from interviews with Rachel Alexandra's proprietors, veterinarian, cherished jockey Calvin Borel, and more, Alexandra the Great provides readers a thrilling and emotional examine either the people and horses who pour their hearts and souls into the area of Thoroughbred education and racing.

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