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Wonder's First Race (Thoroughbred #3)

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Is Wonder's racing career over before it begins?Against all odds, Ashleigh Griffen's favorite racehorse, Wonder, has come through training with flying colors. Now Ashleigh and Wonder's trainer, Charlie, are putting everything they have into getting Wonder ready for the biggest race of her career: The Kentucky Derby. Then disaster strikes.

Brad Townsend, the son of Wonder's
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 15th 1991 by HarperPaperbacks (first published 1991)
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Wonder’s First Race
By Joanna Campbell
Even though I love horses, this book didn’t look exciting. But you can’t judge a book by its cover so I decided to read it. It turns out, I loved this book. “Wonder’s First Race” is written by Joanna Campbell and its realistic fiction. It was so full of excitement it was hard to put down.
The main characters are Ashleigh, Linda, Brad, Townsend Prince and Wonder. The setting is in Kentucky, just outside of Lexington. The conflict is Brad. He is me
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Eh. It was good. Like I said in my last review, the writing is more for younger audiences. The plot is good- but it seems to be repeating itself...
Something bad happens to Wonder, but by the end it's always resolved. I understand this is how some books work but on one book there should be a problem and at the end it isn't fixed, instead, it should lead the readers on to the next book to figure out what happens. THEN on the next the problem becomes fixed. Shake it up a bit!

Though despite everythi
Jun 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Horse books forever!
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great series for tweens that love horses and/or are interested in horseback riding or racing. Teaches about the struggles of working with animals and the benefits.
Rena Sherwood
Read it in the 1990s but can't remember it. Sorry.
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: auryn-s-books
My favorite part was when Wonder won the Kentucky Derby. My least favorite part was when Brad was being mean to Caroline, and said that Wonder wasn't going to win any races, and then when she did, he said that he always knew she would. My favorite character was Ashleigh, because she always believed that Wonder could be amazing at races, and didn't give up hope on her when she got injured, or wasn't doing very well. My least favorite character was Brad, because he was mean to Caroline, and was sm ...more
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review is written by Clio (age 6) and may contain spoilers.

Wonder wins her first race, but in her second race she gets breezed too much in her workout in the day before and she doesn't win it. And when Brad Townsend, the owner's son, a jerk, wants to ride Wonder on an icy track, Wonder ends up bruising her ankle and pulling some shoulder muscles in her left side. Will Ashleigh be able to save Wonder? Will Wonder still be able to race?
Rita Backe
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ren nostalgi.
Dec 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I love, love, LOVED this book! Finally Ashleigh and Wonder's hard work pays off and Wonder gets to become the racehorse she was meant to be. But with Ashleigh's dreams finally becoming realized comes a few problems that both girl and horse have to deal with, ie: snobby owner's interfering son, dirty racing jockeys, and the overall skepticism of the people who had no faith in the tough little filly and the girl who never doubted her!
Ashley Reif
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horse-books
I loved it! I love horses, especially thoroughbreds! I love horse racing. but most of all I love the horses.
Even though this book is fiction, I learned a lot.
For anyone who loves horses, you would enjoy this series!
Sep 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
this is a fabulous book for horse lovers!!!!
Sep 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
So far it is really good I felt bad for the horse though at some parts
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Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this will forever and always be my most favourite book ever
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