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Three Strides Before the Wire: The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hyperion Books
Publication date May 1, 2002
Pages 403
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786867233
ISBN-10 078686723X
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.45
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Thorough research and engrossing text combine to present a thrilling glimpse into the enigmatic world of horse racing by focusing on the 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, from his birth through his tragic death, detailing the major people in this extraordinary horse's life, including the trainer, owners, and jockey Chris Antley, whose own tragic story matches that of his horse. 50,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this meticulously researched and poignantly written narrative, Elizabeth Mitchell goes behind the scenes of one of the largest moneymaking industries in the country: horse racing. Focusing on the 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, Mitchell traces this horses amazing and ultimately tragic story, from the birth of the foal through its surprising rise to fame to its tragic death. Mitchell also follows the major players in Charismatics life, including the family who bred him, the trainer, the owners, and the famed jockey Chris Antley, whose own tragic story matches that of his horse. Through these interlocking stories, a sense of familiarity with key players in the industry evolves, as well as a greater understanding of the heart and soul of a sport that has fascinated human beings for centuries.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780786867233 Book cover for 9781840187175
 
from Mainstream Pub Co Ltd (March 20, 2003)
9781840187175 | details & prices | 388 pages | List price $26.30
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1 edition from Hyperion Books (May 1, 2002)
9780786867233 | details & prices | 403 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.45
About: Explores the world of horse racing by focusing on 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, from his birth through his tragic death, discussing the important people in his life, including jockey Chris Antley, whose own tragic story matches that of his horse.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780786886227 Book cover for 9781840189216
 
New edition from Mainstream Pub Co Ltd (October 14, 2004)
9781840189216 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $13.15
About: 'Charismatic, a colt nobody wanted, is ridden by Antley, a jockey everybody doubted.
Reprint edition from Hachette Book Group USA (April 1, 2003)
9780786886227 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $23.99
About: Explores the world of horse racing by focusing on 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, from his birth through his tragic death, discussing the important people in his life, including jockey Chris Antley, whose own tragic story matches that of his horse.

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