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Horse God Built : The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse (Unabridged)

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In The Horse God Built, bestselling equestrian writer Lawrence Scanlan has written a tribute to an exceptional man that is also a backroads journey to a corner of the racing world rarely visited. As a young black man growing up in South Carolina, Eddie Sweat struggled at several occupations before settling on the job he was born for-groom to North America's finest racehorses. As Secretariat's groom, loyal friend, and protector, Eddie understood the horse far better than anyone else. A wildly generous man who could read a horse with his eyes, he shared in little of the financial success or glamour of Secretariat's wins on the track, but won the heart of Big Red with his soft words and relentless devotion. In Scanlan's rich narrative, we get a groom's-eye view of the racing world and the vantage of a man who spent every possible moment with the horse he loved, yet who often basked in the horse's glory from the sidelines. More than anything else, The Horse God Built is a moving portrait of the powerful bond between human and horse.
Edition: Unabridged
Genre: Nature
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Author: Lawrence Scanlan
Language: English
Street Date: June 27, 2017
TCIN: 52942914
UPC: 9781541407527
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-0406
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