Genuine Risk: Thoroughbred Legends #20
The story of only the second filly to ever win the Kentucky Derby.
Product #: B11-2020(BHP)
Author: Hallie McEvoy
Pages: 176 pps
Cover Type: Hard Cover
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
She was a classic diva. Brassy, beautiful, and bold, Genuine Risk did things her way, from taking on the boys on the racetrack to making her owners, caretakers, and fans wait thirteen years before she had a baby.
On May 3, 1980, Genuine Risk became the second filly ever to win the Kentucky Derby, and she did it with style, grabbing the lead with a quarter-mile to run and holding it to the finish. In the Preakness she endured a rough trip, including bumping and being hit with another jockey’s whip, only to come up short. A second in the Belmont Stakes gave her the best finish by a filly in all three Triple Crown races.
In this newest Thoroughbred Legends volume, author Hallie McEvoy tells Genuine Risk’s compelling story, including the great expectations for her as a mother, the intense disappointment year after year when she failed to produce a foal, and the overwhelming joy when she finally gave birth to a colt named Genuine Reward.
About the author:
Hallie McEvoy lives in Bolton Valley, Vermont, near Burlington. A USA Equestrian licensed show judge, McEvoy is the author of Horse Show Judging for Beginners and Showing for Beginners. This is her first book for Eclipse Press.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Genuine Risk...is a heartwarming story of a great filly and her devoted connections. And as the book succinctly states, Diane Firestone's blazed champion 'belongs in the history books'."
--Susan van Dyke, Washington Thoroughbred (February 2004)