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Synopsis: In the bestselling tradition of the The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the propulsive, inspiring Cinderella story of Stymie, an unwanted Thoroughbred, and Hirsch Jacobs, the once dirt-poor trainer who bought the colt on the cheap and molded him into the most popular horse of his time and the richest racehorse the world had ever seen.


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Linda Carroll and David Rosner are longtime journalists and authors who have collaborated on three nonfiction books, most recently Out of the Clouds: The Unlikely Horseman and the Unwanted Colt Who Conquered the Sport of Kings. Published in the spring of 2018 by Hachette Books, that rags-to-riches story of Stymie and Hirsch Jacobs has received a positive Wall Street Journal review and has ranked as an “Amazon #1 Best Seller” in the categories of Sports Biographies, Sports History, Horses, and Horse Racing. The co-authors’ first book was The Concussion Crisis: Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic. Published in 2011 by Simon & Schuster, it ranked among The Boston Globe’s “10 Best Sports Books of the Year” and received positive New York Times and Washington Post reviews.

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