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This is the true rags-to-riches story of Miss Andretti, the horse from nowhere, bred from nothing, who cost nothing, was originally trained by a nobody and yet conquered the racing world to become the greatest thoroughbred sprinter on earth.
It is the story of David Mueller, a rough-around-the-edges country boy whose mediocre career belied his burgeoning talent. In Miss Andretti he finds his muse, and with the help of veteran trainer Lee Freedman and jockey Craig Newitt, the mare soars: five-time Group 1 champion, simultaneous holder of five track records, Australian Horse of the Year 2007 and more.
But as his 'Princess' rises to superstardom, Mueller's marriage becomes strained and his daughter, chronically ill, faces death. Will he win all only to lose all?
This lyrical, heart-wrenching saga will please both horseracing fanatics and newcomers alike and is sure to become a classic. It is not just a story - it is a legend.
About the Author
Born in 1957, John Hunt was an aspiring professional tennis player when his goals were cut short by injury at age 19. An avid fan of racing and race commentators, that same year he made a decision to train himself as a caller. Employed within six months, over the next decade he became a broadcaster of thoroughbred racing, harness racing and greyhounds.For the last twenty years he was the West's principle harness racing commentator and heard throughout Australia. He was often a guest commentator around the country, and quite early in his career called the 'World Cup of Trotting' in America. Upon retirement, John received the most major state and national awards for his services to harness racing. John also hosted radio sports shows and wrote and narrated numerous radio, television and DVD horse industry documentaries, accruing a plethora of awards, one of which was worldwide. He still works part-time as a voice-over professional. John Hunt retired recently at age fifty-one, for the specific purpose of writing books.
|Part One: Nowhere, Nobody, Nothing|
|Part Two: Western Star|
|Part Three: Eastern Phenomenon|
|Part Four: World Champion|
|Miss Andretti's Statistical Record|
|Glossary of Racing Definitions and Terms|
|Table of Contents provided by Ebury Press. All Rights Reserved.|
Number Of Pages: 401
Published: 1st June 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.6 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1