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Horse Of A Different Colour By James D. Squires

Horse Of A Different Colour
by James D. Squires

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What does it take to win the Kentucky Derby? While a fast horse is necessary, a boundless sense of absurdity and humiliation is essential too.
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Horse Of A Different Colour: A Tale of Breeding Genius and Dominant Females by James D. Squires

When Jim Squires set up shop as a horse breeder in Kentucky, no one held out much hope for him making a living at it. As the editor of the Chicago Tribune, Squires had overseen a staff that won seven Pulitzer Prizes in eight years, but that wasn't enough to save his job in a management shake up. Consoled by a hefty severance payment, he decided to take up professionally what had been a passion of his for twenty years - raising horses. Squires had successfully raised jumpers and equine athletes, but now he was heading to thoroughbred country. Horse of a Different Colour is Squires' rollicking tale of how a novice in the world of Kentucky horse culture did more than merely stay in business; He brought together the stallion and mare who would produce the winner of the most famous race of all, the Kentucky Derby. And at the centre of all the commotion is a remarkable horse, Monarchos, the grey colt blessed with extraordinary speed and the making of a hero.

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Horse Of A Different Colour Reviews

'Squires, who displays a genuine love of his horses, chronicles his roller-coaster journey through the breeding and racing world. There are fascinating insights into the behind-the-scenes deals between buyer and a class above most racing tales' - INDEPENDENT 'I loved this book and laughed all night' - Jane Smiley 'Get ready for a wonderful ride' - Bob Greene, Chicago Tribune

About James D. Squires

Jim Squires has been breeding and raising horses in Kentucky since 1990. From 1981 to 1989 he was the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of the Chicago Tribune.

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Horse Of A Different Colour: A Tale of Breeding Genius and Dominant Females by James D. Squires
James D. Squires
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