Alexandra the Great: The Story of the Record-Breaking Filly - download pdf or read online

By Deb Aronson

When a bit foal with a white upside-down exclamation aspect on her brow was once born one morning in Kentucky, the guts of America's horse racing zone, difficulties fastened speedy. Rejected via her mom, the filly would have to be permitted and nursed via one other mare. As she grew, the tall, knock-kneed lady remained thin and scruffy, with paltry muscle mass. thought of an "ugly duckling," she used to be flawed as a champion racehorse, her proprietor proclaimed, and needs to be bought. yet days earlier than the sale, an exam published a clinical condition—now she used to be very unlikely to promote! What could turn 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 amazing racehorses in historical past. regardless of dominating each filly her age, her proprietor refused to allow her compete opposed to male horses. while a brand new proprietor observed her capability and raced her opposed to greater, 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 ahead of accomplished via a filly. Having grown right into a robust, muscular, dominating athlete, Rachel Alexandra used to be named 2009 Horse of the 12 months, broke files, graced the pages of Vogue magazine, and confirmed humans worldwide precisely what it potential to "run like a girl."
Including brilliant info gleaned from interviews with Rachel Alexandra's proprietors, veterinarian, liked jockey Calvin Borel, and more, Alexandra the Great offers readers an exhilarating and emotional examine either the people and horses who pour their hearts and souls into the area of Thoroughbred education and racing.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alexandra the Great: The Story of the Record-Breaking Filly Who Ruled the Racetrack PDF

Best children's nonfiction sports & activities books

Download PDF by Jon Sterngass: Jerry Rice (Football Superstars)

Generally considered as one of many maximum avid gamers in NFL heritage, Jerry Rice took the league through typhoon in his rookie season for the San Francisco 49ers. That yr, he recorded forty nine catches for 927 yards and was once named NFC Offensive Rookie of the yr. all through his profession, he was once recognized for his powerful paintings ethic and perfect functionality off and on the sector.

Read e-book online Athletic Trainer (21st Century Skills Library: Cool STEAM PDF

Readers will study what it takes to prevail as an athletic coach. The e-book additionally explains the required academic steps, valuable personality characteristics, power dangers, and day-by-day activity projects with regards to this occupation. Sidebars comprise thought-provoking minutiae. Questions within the backmatter ask for text-dependent research.

Download e-book for kindle: Stunning Stage Tricks (Magic Manuals) by Norm Barnhart

Stun your viewers with those incredible illusions! humans will not think their eyes after they see you practice astonishing level methods. easy step by step directions and pictures will train you the way to make an individual vanish into skinny air, make a doll come to lifestyles, and more!

Download e-book for kindle: Most wanted family card games: Easy fun card games for whole by Brij Bala Sharma,Timkeia Hudson

Spend a enjoyable, gorgeous time togther with kin with Card video games. there are numerous video games in all, prepared via kind and hassle, and whole with directions, ideas, thoughts, colour illustrations, and a quick word on each one one's origins.

Additional resources for Alexandra the Great: The Story of the Record-Breaking Filly Who Ruled the Racetrack

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Alexandra the Great: The Story of the Record-Breaking Filly Who Ruled the Racetrack by Deb Aronson


by Thomas
4.0

Rated 4.04 of 5 – based on 25 votes