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Northern Dancer King of the Racetrack

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ISBN-10: 1550414968

ISBN-13: 9781550414967

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gare Joyce

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He was short, He was chunky. He was plain. He looked funny when he ran. He was all the things people expect a great athlete not to be"He was Northern Dancer, the best three-year-old thoroughbred racing horse in North America in 1964. That year Dancer won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Queen's Plate at Woodbine Racetrack in his hometown of Toronto. "Many people said he was the most important horse of the century."
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 3/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 72
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Gare Joyce has written for ESPN The Magazine and espn.com for the last six years and has been a columnist with the Globe and Mail and the Ottawa Citizen. Seven of Joyce's stories have appeared on the "notable list" in the Best American Sports Writing Series. He has won four National Magazine Awards and been a finalist 20 times in categories ranging from sports to science, politics to arts, and column-writing to memoir. Joyce is the author of five books.

Introduction: The Canadian
Family
Unwanted Yearling
Two-Year-Old Stake Races
Losing "The Shoe"
Racing for the Triple Crown
Homecoming
Father of Champions
Timeline
Glossary
Index
Image Credits