The horse nobody wanted became one of our most beloved champions. Now available in paperback!
Only by dint of their determination and will does the story of John Henry, the horse, compare with that of the legendary "steel-drivin man" because stature-wise, there was no comparison.
The equine John Henry was small, plain, bad-tempered, and had bad knees. He was the horse no one wanted, passing from owner to owner until Sam Rubin, a man who knew nothing about horses, purchased him for $25,000.
Sent to California-based trainer Ron McAnally, John Henry blossomed and set the racing world on its ear with his gutsy, determined performances.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Haskin ... has managed to take an unusual topic--an animal biography--and turn it into an interesting, heart-warming story."
-- Ron Kaplan, ForeWord Magazine
"The memories come flooding back with every page of John Henry, and you're going to like it. I guarantee it."
-- Joe Hirsch, Daily Racing Form
"Author Steve Haskin has brought the characters involved to brilliant life, and has a wonderful feel for the story of racing's grand old man, John Henry. I highly recommend this volume."
-- Hallie McEvoy, Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar