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Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Bluebloods . . . and Won

     by Jenkins, Sally

Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Bluebloods . . . and Won

Plot/Summary:
A group of friends from Sacketts Harbor, New York, decide to pool their resources and buy a race horse because they want a hobby and an investment that will add excitement and passion to their lives. The group comes up with the cash to buy a horse named Funny Cide. They hire a trainer and a jockey and they enter the world of horse racing. This fast-paced, funny adventure story is full of details about the group's experience as well as personal insight into the history of the friendships involved. Information about horse breeding, training and racing is dispersed thoughout the book and is interesting as well as educational. The story concludes with Funny Cide running as an underdog the three legs of the Triple Crown.  

Comments:
The story is told by author Sally Jenkins along with the Funny Cide Team. This is more than a story about a horse; it's also about friendship and community.


Reviewed by swylin, 6/09. Other reviews by swylin.