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Northern Dancer: The Legend And His Legacy

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"The first time I rode Northern Dancer I knew he was something special. . . . I think the way Muriel Lennox tells the story--going behind the scenes and focusing on the horses--will give everyone a clear picture, not only of how special Northern Dancer actually was, but of all the obstacles he had to overcome".--Ron Turcotte, jockey. "For me Northern Dancer was the ...more
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Beach House Books
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Sigrun
May 30, 2012 Sigrun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I've always loved horses, though I wasn't a rider or even came close to many horses. I just liked reading books about them and experiencing them through the author's eyes and voice.

Northern Dancer is ultimately so remarkable because he was underrated from the outset by most racing pundits. His small size was considered a handicap for stamina in long races and his breeder and owner knew the likelihood of this happening.

Unfortunately, Northern Dancer often met with othe
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Tracy
May 31, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The pint-sized colt that single handedly changed the entire breeding industry of Thoroughbred racing forever. Hard to believe that this tiny 5.3 hand animal would not only go onto to win the Kentucky Derby but would then become the stuff of legends as a sire. As a sire, he produced great stallion after great stallion, and those stallions in turn, produced the same. His progeny reads like a who's who of racing royalty.

Relive his life and times and bask in the glory of the greatest sire the Thorou
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Superb book about the racehorse and the stallion.
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