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Dream Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance - the Allotment Horse who Became a Champion

Dream Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance - the Allotment Horse who Became a Champion (Paperback)

By Vokes, Janet

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Janet Vokes was working behind the bar in her local working men's club in the small Welsh mining community of Cefn Fforest when she fixed upon the idea of breeding a racehorse. She'd always loved animals, having dabbled in showing whippets and racing pigeons, and her husband Bria...n used to be a rag and bone man with a horse of his own. Why shouldn't a working-class horse take on the high flyers in the rarified world of racing? She bought a mare for GBP350, paired her up with a pedigree stallion and helped to create a syndicate of twenty-three friends from the village - each paying GBP10 a week - to raise the resulting foal, Dream Alliance. He may have grown up on an allotment but Dream Alliance had star quality, beating all the odds to become a winner at a number of world-class racetracks. Then a terrible injury to his leg threatened not just his career but his life. Refusing to have him put down, the syndicate paid for experimental surgery and Dream Alliance went on to not only make a full recovery but win the Welsh Grand National. Funny and charming, Dream Horse by Janet Vokes is the extraordinary story of a woman who defied the snobbery of the racing world to breed a champion, and a remarkable horse who brought a community together.
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ISBN 9781509886043
Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781509886043
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Pan Books
Released 16 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Vokes, Janet
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
True Stories
Horse Racing
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 798.40092
Weight 242g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Horse racing
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade

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