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By Deb Aronson

When a bit foal with a white upside-down exclamation element on her brow was once born one morning in Kentucky, the center of America's horse racing area, difficulties fastened fast. Rejected through 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 muscular tissues. thought of an "ugly duckling," she used to be flawed as a champion racehorse, her proprietor proclaimed, and needs to be bought. yet days ahead of the sale, an exam published a clinical condition—now she used to be very unlikely to promote! What might 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 probably the most outstanding racehorses in background. regardless of dominating each filly her age, her proprietor refused to allow her compete opposed to male horses. while a brand new proprietor observed her strength and raced her opposed to larger, better 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 ahead of completed by means of a filly. Having grown right into a powerful, muscular, dominating athlete, Rachel Alexandra was once named 2009 Horse of the yr, broke documents, graced the pages of Vogue magazine, and confirmed humans all over the world precisely what it ability to "run like a girl."
Including vibrant info gleaned from interviews with Rachel Alexandra's proprietors, veterinarian, liked 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 realm of Thoroughbred education and racing.

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Alexandra the Great: The Story of the Record-Breaking Filly Who Ruled the Racetrack

Whilst a bit foal with a white upside-down exclamation element on her brow used to be born one morning in Kentucky, the center of America's horse racing sector, difficulties fixed quick. Rejected by means of her mom, the filly would have to be approved and nursed by way of one other mare. As she grew, the tall, knock-kneed woman remained thin and scruffy, with paltry muscle mass.

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