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7 edition of Seabiscuit found in the catalog.

Seabiscuit

an American legend

by Laura Hillenbrand

  • 344 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Seabiscuit (Race horse),
  • Race horses -- United States -- Biography,
  • Horse racing -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLaura Hillenbrand.
    GenreBiography
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 399 p. :
    Number of Pages399
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23245155M
    ISBN 100345465083, 0375502912

    Picking his way through the field, Seabiscuit briefly led. After the Santa Anita loss, Seabiscuit won seven consecutive stakes races including the Butler Handicap and the Massachusetts Handicap despite carrying more weight than any other horse on the track due to the impost weight handicap intended to even out the racing field. Tweet Seabiscuit was a small horse with a lazy side. Subscribe today After some preliminary training by Smith in California, the colt began to race again—and began finishing in the money.

    Seated in the stands was a relatively new face in Thoroughbred racing, Charles S. Macy as Tick Tock McGlaughlin, a manic radio announcer who throws in corny sound effects and tortured alliterations as he issues breathless bulletins from the track. War Admiral liked to start with a burst of speed, sustain it until the end, and eliminate his opposition early. In an age when horses were becoming obsolete for travel and farming due to the popularity of automobiles, Seabiscuit and other equine athletes helped ensure that horse racing remained relevant as a sport.

    His marriage collapsed not long afterwards. Final years Seabiscuit did not race again inbut his victory over War Admiral earned him Horse of the Year honours. The character I liked the best was Tom Smith, and once again Chris Cooper shows himself as one of the most uncannily effective actors in the movies. His three-year-old season was equally inauspicious. This broad appeal has led to a feature film currently in production that is slated for wide release in the fall of


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Seabiscuit book

Seabiscuit: An American Legend Character List

This title will be Seabiscuit book on. Hillenbrand thoroughly and colorfully paints the picture of this unlikely group, first dedicating full chapters for biographical sketches of each of the human players and educating the reader on the history of the Sport of Kings.

Since a subplot about betting would no doubt be a complicated distraction, perhaps this is not such a loss. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

In his second race ofthe San Antonio Handicaphe suffered a setback after he was bumped at the start and then pushed wide; Seabiscuit came in fifth, losing to Rosemont.

After the horse was scratched due to soft going, the pair finally lined up at the start of the La Jolla Seabiscuit book at Santa Anitaon February 9, How does he make these transformations? He was partly blind in one eye, possibly due to a boxing injury, and was hurt several times while racing or warming up horses.

With his successes, Howard decided to ship the horse east for its more prestigious racing circuit. His sire, Hard Tack, was known for speed but also a vicious temper.

Those who have never heard of Seabiscuit can now understand the greatness racing fans of the late 's were fortunate to have witnessed first-hand.

As a two-year-old, Seabiscuit raced 35 times a heavy racing schedule[4] coming in first five times and finishing second seven times. In February Seabiscuit lost the Santa Anita Handicap race by a nose, due most likely to jockey error because Pollard did not see another horse approaching on his blind side.

He won the event only to suffer the indignity of not being claimed by anyone. Seabiscuit made his two-year-old debut at Hialeah Park in Florida on January 19,and finished fourth.

His winning streak was snapped, but the season was not over; Seabiscuit won his next three races one a dead heat before finishing the year with a second place at Pimlico. George Woolf, called "the Iceman" due to his coolness under pressure, was short, handsome, with dark blond hair and an intelligent riding style.

Tom Smith raced Seabiscuit selectively, avoiding the spotlight so as to keep Seabiscuit's handicap weight low. But when Frankie was killed in a car accident, Charles never recovered emotionally.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player version 9 or above is required to play this audio clip. Seabiscuit came out of retirement on February 9, Seabiscuit's trainer, Tom Smithwas an old cowboy with an intuitive understanding of horse psychology.

After extensive negotiation, the owners organized a match race for May at Belmontbut Seabiscuit was scratched. His three-year-old season was equally inauspicious. Having been trained to ride a horse at an early age, Charles owned a ranch but did not commit to racing until the legalization of the pari-mutuel system made horce racing a viable sport.

As drew to a close, both horses went head-to-head in another competition—for the top money winner of Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon.

In addition to learning about the actual horse, Seabiscuit, the book goes into detail about horse racing in general - the history of the sport, the horses, the jockeys, the strategy who knew?

A late foal born near the end of May inSeabiscuit did not compete well against other two and three year old horses partly because of his age disadvantage: all the other horses in his age class were almost six months older than he was.Mar 01,  · Seabiscuit, given his inauspicious start in life, could just as easily have faded away into non-existence running third tier races.

However, the love and care he receives from his owner, jockey, and trainer have you cheering until the end of the book for Cited by: Her American Heritage article on Seabiscuit won the Eclipse Award for Magazine Writing, the highest award for Thoroughbred racing.

She is currently serving as a consultant on a Universal Studios movie based on this book. Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Laura lives in Washington, D.C/5(81). Seabiscuit is a nonfiction book written by Laura Hillenbrand about the rise to fame and racing glory of an American racehorse named Seabiscuit.

In the depths of the Great Depression, Seabiscuit rose from obscurity to international fame, and became a symbol of hope for many Americans. Born inhe was owned by the Wheatley Stable, which. Summary and reviews of Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, plus links to a book excerpt from Seabiscuit and author biography of Laura Hillenbrand.

I have read lots of books and lots of books about horse racing and I have to say that the book Seabiscuit was a very good book. I liked the way we got a history lesson as well as a great book.

I. Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world inreceiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini.

But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off. This isn't the great film it could've been and the book is much better but it is still very enjoyable.

Its many good points even out the flaws. And the true story of Seabiscuit has so much heart to it that you can't help but be moved by this movie. This is a movie for everyone, not just horse lovers/5.

Seabiscuit: An American Legend