The Horse God Built by Lawrence Scanlan audiobook

The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World’s Greatest Racehorse

By Lawrence Scanlan
Read by Joe Barrett

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9.57 Hours Unabridged
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In The Horse God Built, bestselling equestrian writer Lawrence Scanlan has written a tribute to an exceptional man that is also a backroads journey to a corner of the racing world rarely visited. As a young black man growing up in South Carolina, Eddie Sweat struggled at several occupations before settling on the job he was born for—groom to North America's finest racehorses. As Secretariat's groom, loyal friend, and protector, Eddie understood the horse far better than anyone else. A wildly generous man who could read a horse with his eyes, he shared in little of the financial success or glamour of Secretariat's wins on the track, but won the heart of Big Red with his soft words and relentless devotion. In Scanlan's rich narrative, we get a groom's-eye view of the racing world and the vantage of a man who spent every possible moment with the horse he loved, yet who often basked in the horse's glory from the sidelines. More than anything else, The Horse God Built is a moving portrait of the powerful bond between human and horse.

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Summary

Summary

In The Horse God Built, bestselling equestrian writer Lawrence Scanlan has written a tribute to an exceptional man that is also a backroads journey to a corner of the racing world rarely visited.

As a young black man growing up in South Carolina, Eddie Sweat struggled at several occupations before settling on the job he was born for—groom to North America's finest racehorses. As Secretariat's groom, loyal friend, and protector, Eddie understood the horse far better than anyone else. A wildly generous man who could read a horse with his eyes, he shared in little of the financial success or glamour of Secretariat's wins on the track, but won the heart of Big Red with his soft words and relentless devotion.

In Scanlan's rich narrative, we get a groom's-eye view of the racing world and the vantage of a man who spent every possible moment with the horse he loved, yet who often basked in the horse's glory from the sidelines. More than anything else, The Horse God Built is a moving portrait of the powerful bond between human and horse.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This volume bulges with insight into and sensitivity toward the world of Thoroughbred horse racing. Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Lawrence Scanlan

Author Bio: Lawrence Scanlan

Lawrence Scanlan has won three National Magazine Awards and, as a freelancer, written scores of articles on many subjects, including science, sports, literature, travel, and medicine. He has worked in newspapers, magazines, and radio.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 9.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English