Go for Wand: Thoroughbred Legends #4
The first book to profile the career of the sensational race filly Go for Wand.
Product #: B11-2004(BHP)
Author: Bill Heller
Pages: 144 pps.
Cover Type: Hard Cover
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Like the great race mare Ruffian before her, Go for Wand was touched by both brilliance and tragedy. In his new book Go for Wand
, part of the Thoroughbred Legend series from Eclipse Press, award-winning writer Bill Heller recounts the life of the ill-fated filly whose accomplishments on the track engendered fierce devotion from her fans.
Readers will learn about Go for Wand's special relationship with her exercise rider, Rose Badgett, wife of the filly's trainer, Billy Badgett. In addition, Heller tells how hard-luck jockey Randy Romero became the only race rider Go for Wand had throughout her career, and how her owner, Mrs. Jane du Pont Lunger, came up with the filly's unusual name.
On the racetrack, Go for Wand was an immediate force to be reckoned with, demolishing her fields and using her brilliant speed to propel her to victory. She was a champion at two, then at three was even better, besting her peers as well as older mares. However, it is her devastating breakdown in front of a national television audience in the 1990 Breeders' Cup that most people remember. But Go for Wand, while remembering tragedy, celebrates the brilliant filly, the one who, according to Mrs. Lunger, "raced with such joy and abandon."
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Judge this book by its cover. Its elegant presentation is justified by the content."
-- Doug Dittko, Horse Directory