Publication Date: September 2004
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“After a number of up-the-track finishes by authors trying to emulate the success of Laura Hillenbrands bestselling Seabiscuit: An American Legend , a worthy successor has at last broken out of the pack . . .Winkfield’s story is so incredible you’ll find yourself wondering why you’ve never heard it before.”
“One of the most extraordinary stories in sports history is also one of its least known. Jimmy Winkfield was a gifted jockey and a remarkably intrepid man, and his life was a singular adventure. His is a story of persistence, hardship, and triumph, and it should be long remembered.”-Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend
“In the entire sweep of American sports, from the days of a roistering John L. Sullivan in the 19th Century through the Tiger Woods phenomenon of the 21st, no figure made a bolder and more original odyssey of his life than Jimmy Winkfield, the poor son of former slaves whose brilliance as a jockey bore…’
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