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By Deb Aronson

ISBN-10: 1613736452

ISBN-13: 9781613736456

When a bit foal with a white upside-down exclamation element on her brow was once born one morning in Kentucky, the guts of America's horse racing sector, difficulties fixed speedy. Rejected by means of her mom, the filly would have to be accredited and nursed by way of one other mare. As she grew, the tall, knock-kneed lady remained thin and scruffy, with paltry muscle tissues. thought of an "ugly duckling," she used to be incorrect as a champion racehorse, her proprietor proclaimed, and needs to be offered. yet days prior to the sale, an exam published a clinical 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 develop into the most amazing racehorses in background. regardless of dominating each filly her age, her proprietor refused to enable her compete opposed to male horses. while a brand new proprietor observed her power and raced her opposed to greater, more suitable 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 earlier than completed by way of a filly. Having grown right into a powerful, muscular, dominating athlete, Rachel Alexandra used to be named 2009 Horse of the 12 months, broke documents, graced the pages of Vogue magazine, and confirmed humans worldwide precisely what it capability to "run like a girl."
Including shiny information gleaned from interviews with Rachel Alexandra's vendors, veterinarian, cherished jockey Calvin Borel, and more, Alexandra the Great provides readers an exhilarating 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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