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Diary of a Dream: My Journey in Thoroughbred Racing

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Horse racing has a way of wrapping itself around some people's souls. For George Rowand, that moment came watching Secretariat win the 1973 Preakness. From then on Rowand knew he wanted to be in horse racing. Diary of a Dream chronicles his failures and successes in the sport he loves.
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Eclipse Press
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May 29, 2015 Dana rated it really liked it
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George Rowand had a dream. He wanted to breed winning thoroughbred horses. He borrowed money from mainly family members and started a business. While the first six years were very tough and they lost a lot of money, they eventually started having some winners.

This was an captivating story just for the fact of reading about one man's accomplishment of his dream. And, it is well written and easy to read. But, for someone new to racing, it also taught me a lot about the sport.
Sep 27, 2012 Jacqui rated it liked it
I liked this book. I'm not a race track fan but I love horses, so I got a lot out of this book. Good, clear writing.
Apr 21, 2015 Marla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was supposed to be inspiring, but I found it kind of depressing. Maybe I'm just pessimistic. =) I did enjoy the glimpse into thoroughbred horse racing ownership.
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“Years after the fact, when people asked me how I got into the horse business, the answer was always the same: "I saw Secretariat.” 0 likes
“I saw Secretariat run - really run - for about fifteen seconds, and my life was never the same.” 0 likes
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