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Northern Dancer

by Muriel Lennox | 16 September 2002
Category: General Biography
The story of Northern Dancer is the stuff of legend. He was a little horse, dismissed time and again because of his size, and to many he appeared to be the antithesis of streamlined, thoroughbred elegance. Today, however, his descendants dominate racing the world over, and Northern Dancer is recognised as the greatest thoroughbred sire in modern history.When Northern Dancer won the Kentucky Derby in the spring of 1964, Canadians poured into the streets to celebrate. Northern Dancer had not only waltzed off with North America's most cherished racing trophy, he had also run the Derby faster than any horse in history. The mayor of Toronto awarded him the key to the city, the country's sportswriters voted him Athlete of the Year, and he was deluged with fan mail. Yet the excitement generated by this remarkable animal had only just begun. To discover what made Northern Dancer so extraordinary, award-winning journalist Muriel Lennox takes us on a memorable ride into the sport of kings and queens. Lennox's deep empathy with horses results in dramatic portrayals of the animals themselves: Northern Dancer, his ancestors and descendants - from the eccentric Hyperion to the brilliant Nijinsky - fairly gallop off these pages. Lennox introduces us to the people who work with and speak the language of horses. She also offers an insight into the character of Canada's famed entrepreneur and international racing legend E.P. Taylor, who brought us Northern Dancer. Compellingly written, Northern Dancer is a celebration of the magnificent thoroughbred spirit and an invaluable contribution to our understanding of horses and the world of horseracing.
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The story of Northern Dancer is the stuff of legend. He was a little horse, dismissed time and again because of his size, and to many he appeared to be the antithesis of streamlined, thoroughbred elegance. Today, however, his descendants dominate racing the world over, and Northern Dancer is recognised as the greatest thoroughbred sire in modern history.When Northern Dancer won the Kentucky Derby in the spring of 1964, Canadians poured into the streets to celebrate. Northern Dancer had not only waltzed off with North America's most cherished racing trophy, he had also run the Derby faster than any horse in history. The mayor of Toronto awarded him the key to the city, the country's sportswriters voted him Athlete of the Year, and he was deluged with fan mail. Yet the excitement generated by this remarkable animal had only just begun. To discover what made Northern Dancer so extraordinary, award-winning journalist Muriel Lennox takes us on a memorable ride into the sport of kings and queens. Lennox's deep empathy with horses results in dramatic portrayals of the animals themselves: Northern Dancer, his ancestors and descendants - from the eccentric Hyperion to the brilliant Nijinsky - fairly gallop off these pages. Lennox introduces us to the people who work with and speak the language of horses. She also offers an insight into the character of Canada's famed entrepreneur and international racing legend E.P. Taylor, who brought us Northern Dancer. Compellingly written, Northern Dancer is a celebration of the magnificent thoroughbred spirit and an invaluable contribution to our understanding of horses and the world of horseracing.
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In stock online
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33 Reward Points

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€11.20
In stock online
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery
Quantity:
33 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

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The story of Northern Dancer is the stuff of legend. He was a little horse, dismissed time and again because of his size, and to many he appeared to be the antithesis of streamlined, thoroughbred elegance. Today, however, his descendants dominate racing the world over, and Northern Dancer is recognised as the greatest thoroughbred sire in modern history.When Northern Dancer won the Kentucky Derby in the spring of 1964, Canadians poured into the streets to celebrate. Northern Dancer had not only waltzed off with North America's most cherished racing trophy, he had also run the Derby faster than any horse in history. The mayor of Toronto awarded him the key to the city, the country's sportswriters voted him Athlete of the Year, and he was deluged with fan mail. Yet the excitement generated by this remarkable animal had only just begun. To discover what made Northern Dancer so extraordinary, award-winning journalist Muriel Lennox takes us on a memorable ride into the sport of kings and queens. Lennox's deep empathy with horses results in dramatic portrayals of the animals themselves: Northern Dancer, his ancestors and descendants - from the eccentric Hyperion to the brilliant Nijinsky - fairly gallop off these pages. Lennox introduces us to the people who work with and speak the language of horses. She also offers an insight into the character of Canada's famed entrepreneur and international racing legend E.P. Taylor, who brought us Northern Dancer. Compellingly written, Northern Dancer is a celebration of the magnificent thoroughbred spirit and an invaluable contribution to our understanding of horses and the world of horseracing.

Product Details

Northern Dancer

ISBN9781840186635

Format

Publisher (16 September. 2002)

No. of Pages191

Weight139

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 202 x 130 x 14