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By Jane Smiley

ISBN-10: 0571305652

ISBN-13: 9780571305650

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jane Smiley attracts upon her first-hand wisdom to ascertain the pony on all degrees - functional, theoretical and emotional. Drawing at the knowledge of boots, vets, jockeys and a real-life horse whisperer, Smiley provides a component of drama and suspense as of her personal horses start their careers on the racetrack. because the horses catch up with to the winner's circle, we're enchanted, enthralled and expert approximately what it's rather wish to personal, educate and root for a racehorse.

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