Download e-book for iPad: Alexandra the Great: The Story of the Record-Breaking Filly by Deb Aronson

By Deb Aronson

ISBN-10: 1613736452

ISBN-13: 9781613736456

When a bit foal with a white upside-down exclamation aspect on her brow was once born one morning in Kentucky, the center of America's horse racing sector, difficulties fixed quick. Rejected through her mom, the filly would have to be accredited and nursed by means of one other mare. As she grew, the tall, knock-kneed lady remained thin and scruffy, with paltry muscle groups. thought of an "ugly duckling," she used to be fallacious as a champion racehorse, her proprietor proclaimed, and needs to be bought. yet days sooner than the sale, an exam printed a scientific condition—now she was once most unlikely to promote! What may 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 extraordinary racehorses in historical past. regardless of dominating each filly her age, her proprietor refused to permit her compete opposed to male horses. whilst a brand new proprietor observed her power and raced her opposed to higher, more desirable 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 robust, 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 worldwide precisely what it skill to "run like a girl."
Including brilliant info gleaned from interviews with Rachel Alexandra's vendors, veterinarian, cherished jockey Calvin Borel, and more, Alexandra the Great offers readers a thrilling and emotional examine either the people and horses who pour their hearts and souls into the realm of Thoroughbred education and racing.

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