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By Deb Aronson

When a bit foal with a white upside-down exclamation aspect on her brow used to be born one morning in Kentucky, the center of America's horse racing quarter, difficulties fastened fast. Rejected via her mom, the filly would have to be permitted and nursed by means of one other mare. As she grew, the tall, knock-kneed woman remained thin and scruffy, with paltry muscle tissues. thought of an "ugly duckling," she used to be improper as a champion racehorse, her proprietor proclaimed, and has to be offered. yet days sooner than the sale, an exam published a scientific condition—now she was once very unlikely to promote! What may develop 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 develop into probably the most awesome racehorses in heritage. regardless of dominating each filly her age, her proprietor refused to allow her compete opposed to male horses. whilst a brand new proprietor observed her capability and raced her opposed to larger, greater 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 sooner than accomplished via a filly. Having grown right into a powerful, muscular, dominating athlete, Rachel Alexandra used to be named 2009 Horse of the 12 months, broke documents, graced the pages of Vogue magazine, and confirmed humans all over the world precisely what it capacity to "run like a girl."
Including brilliant information gleaned from interviews with Rachel Alexandra's proprietors, veterinarian, loved jockey Calvin Borel, and more, Alexandra the Great supplies readers a thrilling and emotional examine either the people and horses who pour their hearts and souls into the area of Thoroughbred education and racing.

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