August 6, 2012

Northern Dancer, Canadian racehorse

Northern Dancer: King of the Racetrack
by Gare Joyce

The life of the Canadian racehorse, Northern Dancer, who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 1964. Unfortunately, his story lacks excitement. Joyce's prose is too straightforward and matter-of-fact, making it sound like a very long résumé. Even the race descriptions are less than thrilling. However, the pictures and paintings are very good. There's also an interesting diagram of Northern Dancer's descendants.

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