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Noor: A Champion Thoroughbred's Unlikely Journey from California to Kentucky based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
To Anonymous ~ so he got Seabiscuit's age wrong; big deal. This book is about Noor and I can, with complete confidence, state that the story of Noor is right on. Noor’s story reads like a fairytale; bred by His Highness The Aga Khan, then sold to C. S. Howard; Noor starts learning the ways of American racing under the gentle hand of Howard’s trainer, Burley Parke. Add to that Hall of Fame jockey Johnny Longden and the big boy starting getting it right; winning against the mighty Citation four out of five times. Also, let’s not forget that the Calumet Stable came west with the intention of showing us just how racing was done. They came with a one, two, three punch; Citation, Kentucky Derby winner Ponder, and the fabulous filly Two Lea. Noor went up against all three. It has been said that Citation was not the Citation of old and that Noor had a weight advantage. Leading up to their final two meetings Citation was entered in the Golden Gate Mile; he set a world record that day, Saturday, June 4, 1950, he was still a powerhouse. 1950 was Noor’s year . . . and as for the removal of his remains from Loma Rica to Old Friends in Georgetown, KY there are NO inaccuracies. Step back to the year 1950 and a journey that will amaze you.
FYI Seabiscuit died at age 14. Born 1933 and died 1947. Author states in first chapter that Seabiscuit died at age 17.......what other info in book is wrong???????