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Publisher's Summary

They had no business being there. They were up against million-dollar horses owned by patricians, oilmen, Arab sheiks, and Hollywood producers. They were 10 regular guys, and all they wanted was to win a race. Instead, they won the hearts of America. In 2003, a three-year-old with the unlikely name of Funny Cide became "the people's horse", the unheralded New York-bred gelding who, in a time of war and economic jitters, inspired a nation by knocking off the champions and their millionaire owners and sweeping to the brink of the Triple Crown.
Trained by a journeyman who'd spent over 30 years looking for "the one", ridden by a jockey fighting to come back after years of injuries and hard knocks, and owned by a band of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, N.Y., Funny Cide became a hero and media sensation.
Now, Sally Jenkins, award-winning co-author of Lance Armstrong's #1 best seller It's Not About the Bike, tells the inside story of the Funny Cide team's ups and downs against overwhelming odds, illness, and even scandal, to capture the imagination of millions. It's a new American classic for the underdog in all of us.
©2004 Funny Cide Ventures, LLC. (P)2004 Penguin Audio and Books on Tape, Inc. All rights reserved. Penguin Audio is a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A classic long-odds story that is hard to resist. Funny Cide captures this spirit well making it an enjoyable read from start to finish." (
"A sprightly and entertaining tale of a lovable winner from nowhere." (Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cathy J Bridgers on 08-30-17

Love this horse!

I fell in love with this horse the first time I read this book. Now I have read it abort 5 times now and listened to it once and I still think he is my favorite horse. So as you can tell you will not be sorry that you either read or listen to it being read. Thanks for bringing it to audible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Frank on 12-29-10

horse racing fan

i loved this, it gives such a good insight into the racing world. gives acurate facts and statistics of racing. i personally think the book goes a little overboard on the background of the people... cuz there are 10 of them. but i guess it's essential to the story. i agree with the post above if you like seabiscuit, you'll like this one. and the narrator is pretty good too.

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