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My Guy Barbaro: A Jockey's Journey Through Love, Triumph, and Heartbreak With America's Favorite Horse

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2008

    Insirational to horse lovers and fans of horseracing.

    Edgar Prado fell in love with Barbaro when he first layed eyes on him, and wanted to ride him badly. Barbaro was three years old when Edgar stated riding him, and had won so many races together throughout the years.For the past years Edgar and Barbro had built a strong relationship, and at the end it feel apart. Major messages that the boook gave was, follow your dream and never give up even though you may run into bad things. What I liked about the book is that Barbaro inspired so many people to fight and to never give up. What I didn't like about it was the begging, it just didn't seem to get my attention.Someone should read this because, it could inspire you to follow your dream. Overall the rating of the book is that it is really good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2008

    A Champion's tale

    Edgar Prado's account of his time with the late champion Barbaro. He writes passioantely and in a touching manner and the reader is given a true look into the bond between racehose and jockey. A greta read for the racing fan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2008

    With every page, it was like being there.

    I enjoyed this book very much, and it let me know how much Barbaro meant to his jockey. It seemed as if I was right there with Barbaro especially when Edgar visited him at New Bolton. I would recommend this book to anyone who wanted to know more about this beautiful horse and his caring jockey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2008

    A reviewer

    Edgar Prado recounts his time spent with, in my opinion one of the greatest horses of all-time, Barbaro. Jockey Edgar Prado gives some insight on his own life and how he shot to stardom, but the main focus on the book is Barbaro. Barbaro captivated almost the entire country with his racing and struggles in 2006. Prado gives insight into his time spent with Barbaro and the effects the horse had on the country as a whole. The book is a great first person perspective on another side of horse racing, the love for horses and not just money. Prado tells an excellent story and gives Barbaro the exposure he still deserves. Also, if you don't feel like crying while reading the book, then I don't think you have a soul.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2008

    The inside story from the man closest to Barbaro

    Edgar Prado's tale of love and loss is one that all people can identify with, not just racing fans. A phenomonally successful jockey in his own right, Prado shot to fame with his Kentucky Derby victory aboard the ill-fated Barbaro. He pens a story about falling in love with a horse and the heartbreak involved with letting him go. It's hard not to tear up at the honest account of Prado's days with the immensely talented and courageous Barbaro. This book also gives great insight into the world of jockeys. But grab a tissue!

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