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By Deb Aronson

When a bit foal with a white upside-down exclamation aspect on her brow was once born one morning in Kentucky, the guts of America's horse racing zone, difficulties fastened speedy. Rejected via her mom, the filly would have to be authorised and nursed by way of one other mare. As she grew, the tall, knock-kneed lady remained thin and scruffy, with paltry muscular tissues. thought of an "ugly duckling," she was once incorrect as a champion racehorse, her proprietor proclaimed, and has to be offered. yet days prior to the sale, an exam published a clinical condition—now she used to be most unlikely to promote! What could turn into of this challenge filly?

Alexandra the Great tells one of many maximum underdog stories in American sports—the tale of Rachel Alexandra, who grew as much as turn into the most impressive racehorses in historical past. regardless of dominating each filly her age, her proprietor refused to enable her compete opposed to male horses. while a brand new proprietor observed her strength and raced her opposed to higher, superior men, Rachel Alexandra thrived and went directly to win the Preakness, the 1st filly to take action in eighty five years, and the Woodward, a feat by no means prior to completed by way of a filly. Having grown right into a robust, muscular, dominating athlete, Rachel Alexandra was once named 2009 Horse of the yr, broke files, graced the pages of Vogue magazine, and confirmed humans worldwide precisely what it ability to "run like a girl."
Including bright information gleaned from interviews with Rachel Alexandra's vendors, veterinarian, liked jockey Calvin Borel, and more, Alexandra the Great provides readers an exhilarating and emotional examine either the people and horses who pour their hearts and souls into the realm of Thoroughbred education and racing.

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