“A journalistic tour de force, perhaps the best nonfiction ever penned about the troubled horse business.” ―Jim Squires, author of Headless Horseman
“Reading Nusser's book is tantamount to visiting horse country and never wanting to leave. It's a well-written, superbly researched narrative that will enlighten every reader and perhaps bring more people into the irresistible yet hard-driving world of breeding, training, and racing horses.” ―Ann Hagedorn Auerbach, author of Wild Ride
“Once again, Susan Nusser proves her writing skills, perception of human nature, and depth of equine knowledge…Nusser vividly recounts the daily human efforts and emotion that combine the create a perfect racehorse… Entertaining and thoughtful.” ―Sandra L. Olsen, Ph.D, Head of Anthropology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
About the Author
SUSAN NUSSER is the author of In Service to the Horse, which explored the bond that develops between one of Kentucky's most valuable stallions and his groom and between other competition horses and their grooms. She teaches writing at Carroll University and lives in Milwaukee with her husband, daughters, cats and a pit bull.