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Sunny Jim

Sunny Jim

(1962)
The Life of America's Most Beloved Horseman, James Fitzsimmons
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An evocative portrait of a man who lived a lifetime at the track

At seventy-seven, James "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons should have been considering retirement. His six-decade career stretched back to 1885, when, as an eleven year-old, he began working as a stable boy. After failing as a jockey, Fitzsimmons - or Mr. Fitz to those in the know - started training horses, eventually winning three Kentucky Derbys, two Triple Crowns, and more than two thousand races. But by 1951, glory seemed to be behind him. His wife's sudden death took the light from his eyes, and retirement loomed. And then he met Nashua.

She was the kind of horse trainers dream of. Big, powerful, with a windpipe that could suck down enough air to keep her running for weeks. Mr. Fitz knew he had a winner. It was only a matter of time before he realized that he had also just met the most remarkable horse of his long, storied career.

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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Sunny Jim: The Life Of America's Most Beloved Horseman, James Fitzsimmons
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 1-258-51135-5 / 978-1-258-51135-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Sunny Jim: The Life Of America's Most Beloved Horseman, James Fitzsimmons
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 1-258-51549-0 / 978-1-258-51549-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Sunny Jim: The Life of America's Most Beloved Horseman, James Fitzsimmons
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
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