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Here Comes Exterminator! : The Longshot Horse, the Great War, and the Making of an American Hero
by Eliza Mcgraw


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The father of the Kentucky Derby called him the greatest all-around Thoroughbred in American racing history. Sportswriter Grantland Rice simply called him the greatest racehorse. Now Eliza McGraw tells the story of how a gangling, long-shot Kentucky Derby winner named Exterminator became one of the most beloved racehorses of all time.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The father of the Kentucky Derby called him the greatest all-around Thoroughbred in American racing history. Sportswriter Grantland Rice simply called him the greatest racehorse. Now Eliza McGraw tells the story of how a gangling, long-shot Kentucky Derby winner named Exterminator became one of the most beloved racehorses of all time.

"Here Comes Exterminator " draws readers into the golden age of racing, with all its ups and downs, the ever-involving interplay of horses and people, and the beauty, grace, fear, and hope that are a daily part of life at the track. Caught between his hotheaded millionaire owner and his knowledgeable trainer, Exterminator captured fans affection with his personality, consistency, athleticism, and heart.

Exterminator s staggering success would dramatically change the world of horse-racing. He challenged the notion that American horses would never live up to Europe s meticulously charted bloodlines and became a patriotic icon of the country after World War I. And his longevity established him as one of the public s most beloved athletes, paving the way for equine celebrities like Seabiscuit and showing Americans they could claim and love a famous racehorse as their own."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250065698
  • ISBN-10: 1250065690
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 336


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