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The Race for the Triple Crown: Horses, High Stakes and Eternal Hope Joe Drape

The Race for the Triple Crown: Horses, High Stakes and Eternal Hope

Joe Drape

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ISBN : 9780802138859
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272 pages
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Rich in detail and crackling with wit, The Race for the Triple Crown is a personal narrative that captures the affecting stories of the Thoroughbred racing world. From ostentatious owners, to radiant unrivaled horses, to young trainers trying to makeMoreRich in detail and crackling with wit, The Race for the Triple Crown is a personal narrative that captures the affecting stories of the Thoroughbred racing world. From ostentatious owners, to radiant unrivaled horses, to young trainers trying to make a name for themselves, everyone has a gripping story, and all are in search of the sports Holy Grail. How they get to and through the enormously famous races is a tale of action, high-stakes finance, and impossible odds. Told in the compelling voice of the award-winning New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape, The Race for the Triple Crown is a vivid portrait of a year in the life of the oldest, most majestic sport in the world. I loved it! -- Jane Smiley, author of Horse Heaven [Drape] opens up a magical, mysterious world -- and he does it with equal parts humor, affection and wisdom.... -- Bill Minutaglio, The Dallas Morning News Drapes narrative never falters. He captures the personalities that dominate the sport. -- David Davis, Raleigh News and Observer In crisp, elegant prose, Drape captures his subjects and their sport.... -- Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit