Sham

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An American champion at heart, "The Magnificent Sham" achieved an unofficial record for the second-fastest time in the history of the Kentucky Derby. He remains second only to the legendary Secretariat. Ironically, challenging Secretariat for the 1973 Triple Crown abruptly shattered his quest for fame and almost ended his life. This compelling book unfolds that brilliant animal's spellbinding story-the story of a courageous underdog born in the wrong place in time.
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Overview

An American champion at heart, "The Magnificent Sham" achieved an unofficial record for the second-fastest time in the history of the Kentucky Derby. He remains second only to the legendary Secretariat. Ironically, challenging Secretariat for the 1973 Triple Crown abruptly shattered his quest for fame and almost ended his life. This compelling book unfolds that brilliant animal's spellbinding story-the story of a courageous underdog born in the wrong place in time.
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Thoroughbred Times
Author Mary Walsh looks back on the life of an exceptional Thoroughbred whose misfortune was to come along at a time when one of racing's immortals ruled the track. Sham is set against a kaleidoscopic backdrop of war-both hot and cold-protest, space travel, and a rising tide of feminism. While Secretariat became a national icon during this unsettled time, Walsh's premise is that Sham was an unsung hero, fully deserving a biography of his own. Sham, In the Shadow of a Superhorse is a labor of love, written by the would-be champion's number-one fan.
—Mary Simon\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593305062
  • Publisher: Aventine Press
  • Publication date: 10/3/2007
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 609,664
  • Product dimensions: 0.55 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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