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Saving Baby : how one woman's love for a racehorse led to her redemption / Jo Anne Normile and Lawrence Lindner.

Normile, Jo Anne. (Author).

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Covington Branch 798.4 N851s 2014 (Text) 33126019813926 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250061195 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250061199 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 313 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2014.

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Jo Anne Normile was not supposed to keep the foal, an exuberant Thoroughbred with only a few white hairs on his reddish-brown forehead. But she fell in love with the young horse, who had literally been born into her arms. The breeder finally said she could keep the colt, whom she nicknamed "Baby" - but only if she raced him.
Subject: Race horses > United States.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Documents the author's relationship with a racehorse who was injured in an accident on a poorly maintained track, prompting the author to found two successful rescue organizations and raise awareness about horse racing brutalities.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Documents the author's relationship with a racehorse who was badly injured in an accident sustained on a poorly maintained track, prompting the author to found two successful rescue organizations and raise awareness about horse racing brutalities.
  • McMillan Palgrave

    "If we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt." --Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty

    Jo Anne Normile was not supposed to keep the foal, an exuberant Thoroughbred with only a few white hairs on his reddish-brown forehead. But she fell in love with the young horse, who had literally been born into her arms. The breeder finally said she could keep the colt, whom she nicknamed "Baby" – but only if she raced him.

    It was difficult to take Baby away from the safety of his pasture. But Normile had made a promise. Besides, horseracing had always come across as a glamorous blend of mint juleps and celebrity, of equine grace and speed. It was a vision she found appealing.

    And she fell hard for it, this "Sport of Kings." She experienced a thrill every time Baby sprinted around the track, edging out other horses. But the magic that enchants is a veneer. For every Seabiscuit, there are tens of thousands of racehorses whose lives end in pain and despair, with indifference and corruption that runs rampant through the world of horse racing.

    Normile knew none of this. Not until an accident on a poorly maintained track. That's when everything changed. That's when Normile founded the most successful horse rescue in the country, an organization that would go on to save more horses than anyone else ever had. That's when she knew she had no other choice.

    Saving Baby is Jo Anne Normile's story of perseverance and passion. A heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming book, it testifies to the transcending power of hope, and the unshakeable bond of love.


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