Funny Cide

Funny Cide

How A Horse, A Trainer, A Jockey, and A Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Blue Bloods--and Won

Book - 2004
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Penguin Putnam
In 2003, he became "the people's horse," the unheralded New York-bred gelding who-in a time of war and economic jitters-inspired a nation by knocking off the champions and their multimillionaire owners and sweeping to the brink of the Triple Crown. Trained by a journeyman who had been knocking around racing for more than thirty years, ridden by a hard-luck jockey, and owned by a tiny stable founded by a band of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, NY (pop: 1,386), who tossed in a few thousand dollars each and decided to follow their dream, Funny Cide became a blue-collar hero with a bit, his story crammed with colorful characters-only one of which happened to be a horse.

Written with Sally Jenkins, coauthor of Lance Armstrong's number-one bestseller It's Not About the Bike, Funny Cide tells the whole story-the parts we know and the parts we never suspected-as it follows the group's emotional ups and downs against overwhelming odds, illness, and even scandal, to capture the imagination of millions. It is a book for the underdog in all of us-a new American classic.

Baker & Taylor
Describes how an unheralded New York horse--trained by a journeyman, ridden by a hard-luck jockey, and owned by a tiny stable founded by a group of high-school buddies from Sackets Harbor--beat the champions and their multimillionaire owners to sweep to the brink of the Triple Crown. 250,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Describes how an unheralded New York horse--trained by a journeyman, ridden by a hard-luck jockey, and owned by a tiny stable founded by a group of high-school buddies--beat the champions to win two of the three Triple Crown races.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004
ISBN: 9780399151798
0399151796
Branch Call Number: 798.4 FUN
Characteristics: 279 p. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Jenkins, Sally
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