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My Year of the Racehorse

(2012)
Falling in Love with the Sport of Kings
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Kevin Chong has grand plans. He draws up a to-do list of major milestones that will give him the life he always wanted - and the life that will inspire awe and envy in his friends. Things like settling down and starting a family; learning a foreign language; getting a tattoo. But these grand plans go out the window when Chong makes an unconventional decision: he's going to buy a racehorse. Not the whole thing - he'll become part - owner of the horse. Just don't ask him which part.

Thus Chong meets Blackie, the racehorse that will win his heart, even if she doesn't always win on the track. He meets Randi, the cantankerous and foul-mouthed horse trainer with a heart of gold. He meets an assorted array of characters who work, live and drink at the track - and, one by one, the items on his to-do list are crossed out and replaced with horse-related ambitions. His goals are a bit more humble (cussing like a track worker replaces learning a foreign language), but his life has gained new meaning.

The story is infused with the noise, excitement and faded glamour of the horse-racing world. It is strewn with fascinating tidbits about the history and tradition of this

    

Used availability for Kevin Chong's My Year of the Racehorse

Paperback Editions

March 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: My Year of the Racehorse: Falling in Love With the Sport of Kings
Author(s): Kevin Chong
ISBN: 1-55365-520-6 / 978-1-55365-520-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Greystone Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Year of the Racehorse: Falling in Love with the Sport of Kings
Author(s): Kevin Chong
Publisher: Greystone Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA