Black Gold

Black Gold

by Marguerite Henry
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Black Gold by Marguerite Henry

No one thinks much of Black Gold because he is so small. But Jaydee sees something special in his eyes. He knows Black Gold would be great if he
was his rider! Finally, Jaydee gets his wish. And Black Gold grows strong and fast under his careful hands. Soon it would be time for the most important
race in America. Did they really have what it takes to win? Black Gold's inspirational story proves
that the power of love and dedication can make any dream come true.

Set against the thrilling and colorful world of Thoroughbred horses, Black Gold is the true
story of this legendary horse and his determined young jockey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689804045
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication date: 05/28/1995

About the Author

Marguerite Henry was the beloved author of such classic horse stories as King of the Wind, Misty of Chincoteague, and Stormy: Misty’s Foal, all of which are available in Aladdin paperback editions.

Wesley Dennis was best known for his illustrations in collaboration with author Marguerite Henry. They published sixteen books together.

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Black Gold 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always loved Black Gold, and was thrilled to find that Henry wrote a book about him. I love her writing style, so descriptive! However, I am upset that she left out crucial details. The author made Black Gold's accident look like an unexpected, unfortunate turn of events. In reality, it was an accident waiting to happen. The book states that Black Gold produced one foal. THIS IS NOT TRUE. Black Gold proved to be infertile, and was taken out of retirement to continue racing. This just shows the greed of owners and trainers in Throughbred Racing. Black Gold had already made enough money-everybody working with him had it made. But, they made him keep racing. He developed a sore in his hoof. Knowing this, the trainer sent him to yet another race. Hating the trainer yet? The sore got worse, and he eventually had his accident. As I mentioned before, it was waiting to happen. I
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book with the Breyer model horse at a local toy store. The second I picked up the book, I just couldn't put it down! Great buy, you won't be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Misty of Chincoteague was the best book around until I bought Black Gold. The best thing is that it is based on a true story!!!!!! Buy the book of Black Gold. And cheerish it in your heart. Just like me, Black Gold will be your favorite racehorse!! It`s a classic.A Timeless classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you think that this book cod be based on a true story
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book when I was a kid - heck, it's still one of my favorites. My mom read it to me, and I can't wait to have children to read it to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Love this book!!
JSHER More than 1 year ago
Black Gold was interesting. It had warmth and intrigue from start to finish. The detail and descriptions of the arias the story took place at were so well described. I have read Arnold Beckheart's previous books and enjoyed them as well