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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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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 798.4 N851s 2014 (Text) 33126019813926 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • 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.

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2014 October #2

    Horse enthusiasts will enjoy this combination of memoir, exposé, and call to action. Normile is the founder of two highly successful horse rescue organizations and currently works as a consultant, advocating for the protection of the thoroughbred horse. Always a horse lover, the author became involved in the world of thoroughbred racing when a foal was born to a horse living on her family's farm. Normile was told she could keep the foal if she agreed to race him. Naïve at the start, she worked hard to build relationships with trainers and others at the track and learn about the sport. She was disconcerted to see the indifference and corruption that are part of the horse racing world and set out to create change, taking care to maintain the relationships that would be important to her ultimate goal of supporting thoroughbreds. In addition to being an outstanding advocate for horses, the author is a great storyteller. The reader gets acquainted with Baby, Pat, Scarlett, Sissy, and other equine pals, learns a lot about the racing industry, and develops a tremendous respect for Normile's work. VERDICT While the equine theme means this book is most appropriate for horse lovers, the story is compelling enough to interest animal enthusiasts of all types.—Deborah Emerson, Central New York Lib. Resources Council, Syracuse

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