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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On Saturday, May 5, 2001, the steel-gray colt Monarchos won the Kentucky Derby for owner John Oxley, trainer John Ward, and jockey Jorge Chavez. It was a life-altering moment for breeder Squires ... Read full review

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The breeder of the 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Squires was previously the editor of the Chicago Tribune, whose staff won seven Pulitzers in eight years. But when he was terminated in a management ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

James D. Squires began his newspaper career at the Nashville "Tennessean" in 1962, and later served as Washington bureau chief for the "Chicago Tribune" and as editor of the "Orlando Sentinel" and the "Chicago Tribune". In 1992 he served as media adviser for Ross Perot's presidential campaign. His next book is entitled "Mink Slide".

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