Star's Inspiration (Thoroughbred Series #59)

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Do Christina and Star have what it takes to win the third jewel in the Triple Crown?

As the third race in the Triple Crown approaches, the competition for Christina Reese and her horse, Wonder's Star, is getting tougher. Christina is nervous and she's afraid the pressure is affecting Star's concentration. But the tension unexpectedly eases when Christina meets a jockey familiar with the legendary 1977 Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew. It seems Star and Seattle Slew have lots in...

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Overview

Do Christina and Star have what it takes to win the third jewel in the Triple Crown?

As the third race in the Triple Crown approaches, the competition for Christina Reese and her horse, Wonder's Star, is getting tougher. Christina is nervous and she's afraid the pressure is affecting Star's concentration. But the tension unexpectedly eases when Christina meets a jockey familiar with the legendary 1977 Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew. It seems Star and Seattle Slew have lots in common. Buoyed by the jockey's invaluable advice – and the support of her family and friends – Christina feels ready to win at Belmont! The question is will Star come through?

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As the Belmont approaches, Christina Reese isn't sure Wonder's Star is up for the challenge. When Christina meets a jockey who rode legendary 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, she finds out Star and Seattle Slew have more in common than she realized.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780060090517
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/7/2003
  • Series: Thoroughbred Series , #59
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2006

    Not as outstanding as it looks . . .

    It was all right, but, it seems like EVERY horse in the TB series just HAS to win the Triple Crown. Wonder did, Pride did, and so on. Now Star is? It's an ever going pattern.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2006

    I Luv Thoroughbred!

    This book is just as amazing as all the others! I agree as some of the other reviewer say, that Christina needs to grow up. I think she is slowly.I enjoy these books so much and I would like to own them ALL someday. Brad is way my fav. character he ROCKS! Dude, Christina and Parker just need to stop messing around and get married!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2006

    Great

    Well, this book was good. And to all of you people who think that the horses that they are about always win their races,what about Perfect Challenge and Breaking the fall?Image didn`t win the Florida Derby, and Star came in 2nd in the Breeders Cup Classi. though I do admit, that doesn`t happen a lot But anyway, I thought that Star's Inspiration was really good. I think that Star should have won the Triple Crown. And it would have been cool if Wonders Star was a filly. But thats just my oppinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2005

    GOOD BOOK

    this is a great book. The best part is Parker and christina together agian they make the greatest pair!! also when speed.com gets stolen. ' Hope you injoy this book it was one of my favs'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2005

    Horse lover

    It was aswome even though i must itmit that she always going to win most of her races!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2003

    Okay...

    Star's Insipration was okay, although there are other books in the Thoroughbred series that I've liked better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2003

    ok

    i understand that this might be exciting for some of you but come on the worst thing that ever happens to these people is frctured horse limbs and charlie dying but he can't live forever the only reason i even read these books anymore is too find out who wins the triple crown races im rooting 4 image and star b/c i don't like gratis

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2003

    It was awesome!*****

    I loved it! I sat inside for 2 hours just so I could finish it! I couldn't put it down for a second! It Rocks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2003

    not very good...

    I found this book not very good, I got bored after chapter 5. Chris, one little thing for ya, GET REAL!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2003

    ATTENTOIN

    i just needed tosay thisMELANIE IS REALATED TO MIKE MIKE HAD AN OLDERSISTER WHO MARRIED WILL AND HAD MELANIE caroliNE DIDNT HAVE KIDS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2003

    Star should be retired...

    I agree with another reviewer- Just because Christina talks to some person does not give her the ability to win the race. And simply because many of you think that Christina and Star DESERVE to win the race doesn't mean that they can. They talked about that in the last book, there are other horses out there, just because you think they deserve it doesn't mean they should get it. I personally DO NOT like Christina and Star is ok, but he should have be retired a long time ago, his 'story' is a bit of a reach if you ask me... And i don't think that they deserve this race at all. Christina is such a spoiled and jealous snob who has to get her own way all the time. She REALLY needs to grow up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    *~*~*

    Well... this book was pretty good... better than some. My only question is about the ' brush' with Slew's jockey... unless i missed something- Chris never even met him.... The owner ( Karen i think... ) told Chris of the things he said bout riding Slew... but she never really met him... i just thought this was odd. I'm reallllllly excited bout Sam having a baby. But in a way i hope that the series is not about the baby. no offense :) but sam and tor are into jumping. The thoroughbred series are ment for racing. I did not like the book when they were bout chris and parker jumping. I just hope that if hte series turns to the baby that it isnt about jumping. And im hopin that Chris or Cindy or Mel will have a baby. Or chris & mel will get their own farm and the series will continue that way. Well bye! oh yea. and im happy that star won! gotta go watch the real Belmont now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2003

    That much in common?

    I don't think they should have named this book 'Star's Inspiration' since they talk about Seattle Slew for 2 pages and that's it. I also think they should make the cover more realistic. Some of them don't resemble the characters at all! I can't wait til #60 comes out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2003

    Jean Cruguet...

    Jean Cruguet was Slew's jockey for his two- and three-year-old seasons (so that would be the Triple Crown). I could have sworn that he was dead but that only Angel Cordero Jr., who only became Slew's jockey the next year, was alive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2003

    Have u 4gotten too?

    Everyone is constantly talking about Christina and Star, Melanie and Image, Brad and Celtic Mist...have we not forgotten somebody? CINDY MCLEAN!! In my oppionion, no horse and rider could get through as many 'difficulties' as Chris and Star. I love Mel & Image but not as much as Cindy. And i just plain dont like Brad. Cindy had it hard all her life and is finally getting it all together and i think that they should be doing better over all. I also agree that the books have DEFINATELY gone downhill and i am very reluctant to read the rest of the series because i am getting very fed-up with them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2003

    GET THIS BOOK

    I could not put the book down, it really kept me reading.The whole series did that to me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2003

    Christina and Star

    Hey people i hope Star and Christina win the Belmont and every other one of there races. I love star hes such a fighter and Christina shes awsome my friends say im like her lol and my boyfriend is also like Parker he hot cute tall and he loves horses and his parents own a thouroughbred racin farm lol !! I wish star the best i think hes should of got the derby then the preakness then the belmont . The Kentuckey derby shouldnt have gone to Image i hva nutting agianest Image and Meliane but Star and Chirstina have gone through ten times worse of stuff. If anyone wants 2 email me bout their opinions email me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2003

    Cant wait

    i hope Christina and star win the belmont. They deserve it soo much more then any other horse. Also i think Christina and Parker should get back together i mean its obvious they still like each other. Also isnt star supossed to have a heart on his forehead instead of a diamond?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2003

    Exciting, ironic

    These books are great. It gives you mixed emotions on things and things happen that you didnt expect, thats what keeps the series going and new characters. Thats what makes the Thoughroughbred series amazing! I think they should start having new characters like they did with Ashley. Make Christina a mom or something, they need to move on with new ppl. The covers are needing some help. The covers are starting to not have anything to do with the stories. But over all, the stories are great! I wish Joanna Campbell the best of luck in her future stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2003

    and there point is?

    this book sounds really stupid. i mean chris just talked to some famous wierdo in the last book and it didnt do her any good then. she still lost. thats ok though i dont want her to win. Star is so wierd. he should come in last! Celtic Mist should win if Image is out! only cause brad saved image though. Image should have beaten them all!! she deserved to win! Image is the best horse in the series. exept wonder cause well its wonder

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