Before anyone asked me to review this book, I loved thoroughbred horse racing, despite its downsides, and I loved Rachel Alexandra. I wanted to be in love with this story and Ms. Aronson made that totally possible. This is a wonderful book about one of the great stories in American sports. It is one for readers from pre-teens who will love it because it is exciting and easy to read, to adults who will love it because it is exciting and takes them deeply into the realistic world of high-level racing via this rags-to-riches drama.
Vern Fein, published author and horse racing enthusiast, takes a look at a great tale of a thoroughbred champion.