Horse of a Different Color: A Tale of Breeding Geniuses, Dominant Females, and the Fastest Derby Winner Since Secretariat

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PublicAffairs, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 300 pages
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Jim Squires's 'Horse of a Different Color' tells the story of his wild ride from absurdity to glory at the pinnacle of horseracing success alongside Monarchos, the charismatic gray colt blessed with the extraordinary speed, poise, and stamina necessary to carry his motley band of human handlers to the highest level of their profession. Squires takes you on an exciting journey through the close-knit and secretive world of horse breeders, buyers, sellers, owners, and trainers. And his hilarious tour of racehorse culture ends with a blazing sprint down the homestretch of the second fastest Derby in history in the company of a crowd of Kentuckians driven mad with 'Derby Fever.'
  

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Review: Horse of a Different Color: A Tale of Breeding Geniuses, Dominant Females, and the Fastest Derby Winner Since Secretariat

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

This book is acceptable as an authority on horse-racing. However, my biggest problem is that it is written from the perspective of a sports-writer, for sports-readers, and not much else. It is written ... Read full review

Review: Horse of a Different Color: A Tale of Breeding Geniuses, Dominant Females, and the Fastest Derby Winner Since Secretariat

User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Being told through the words of Jim Squires greatly hampers this story. After so many instances of cutesy wink and a smile references, name dropping and patting himself on the back, I was almost wishing Monarchos would lose. Read full review

Contents

PART 3
T-3
Monarchos Rules 189
270
Acknowledgments
299
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Squires has been breeding and raising horses in Kentucky since 1990. From 1981 to 1989 he was the editor of the Chicago Tribune.

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