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Come On, Seabiscuit
It was the Thoroughbred race of the century On November 1, 1938, the United States was in the middle of the Great Depression Nevertheless, thousands of fans left behind their troubles that day to gather at the Pimlico racetrack in Balti, Maryland, to cheer on Seabiscuit, the horse from the West the people s horse with the oversized head and the stubby little legs Se It was the Thoroughbred race of the century On November 1, 1938, the United States was in the middle of the Great Depression Nevertheless, thousands of fans left behind their troubles that day to gather at the Pimlico racetrack in Balti, Maryland, to cheer on Seabiscuit, the horse from the West the people s horse with the oversized head and the stubby little legs Seabiscuit was competing against War Admiral, winner of the Triple Crown, the three greatest races in the Thoroughbred world Exploding from the start, by the far turn of the track the two champions were running neck and neck, neither giving an inch Then Seabiscuit looked War Admiral squarely in the eye, snorted his trademark challenge, and powered away from the eastern victorSeabiscuit was an unlikely hero Considered lazy by his trainer, he was overraced, broken down, and in the lowest ranks of racehorses by the age of two Then in 1936, old time cowboy trainer Tom Smith who saw something in Seabiscuit, despite the colt s reputation convinced businessman Charles Howard to buy the horse Howard did, for practically nothing, and hired jockey Jack Red Pollard to ride him Smith and Pollard were as down and out as Seabiscuit at the time, but together the threesome made history With great courage and stamina, and an even greater heart, Seabiscuit overcame injuries in the course of his career that would have killed a lesser horse, and in his four years of racing topped the Thoroughbred earnings record of his time The story of Seabiscuit s life now a major motion picture starring Tobey Maguire is in turn thrilling, heartbreaking and incredibly inspiring.Ralph Moody, the second of six children, was born on December 16, 1898, in East Rochester, New Hampshire In 1950, when he was fifty two years old, Ralph enrolled in a short story writing class Encouraged by his teacher, he turned a class paper into a book, Little Britches, describing his childhood days living on a ranch in Colorado Ralph wrote nineteen books, all based on his life He died at age eighty three in New England, at the home of his sister Elizabeth.Robert Riger was born in Manhattan in 1924 and graduated from Pratt Art Institute His distinctive sepia sketches appeared in the first issue of Sports Illustrated in 1954 and became a regular and familiar feature in the magazine for many years afterward In 1963 Robert joined ABC s Wide World of Sports, where he became a producer director of many groundbreaking and award winning programs Among his prizes are nine Emmy Awards Other children s titles illustrated by Robert include Ralph Moody s Riders of the Pony Express Sequoyah Leader of the Cherokees by Alice Marriott and Wren by Marie Killilea He died in 1995 in Huntington Beach, California
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