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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.

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