Regally bred and destined for greatness, Raja is on the path to win the Triple Crown when a series of events send him into the random world of “off-the-track thoroughbreds.” Raja’s odyssey takes him from the Kentucky Derby trail to the “A” show Hunter/Jumper circuit; along the streets of New York City with the NYPD mounted unit; and to the horrors of the livestock auction and “kill” truck. When he meets Paddy Murphy, a retired steeplechase jockey, and Paddy’s 16-year-old niece, Dee, Raja finds a second chance to fulfill his destiny.
Anne Hambleton is a lifelong horsewoman, retired amateur steeplechase jockey and USPC graduate “A”. She lives on a farm in Weybridge, Vermont with her family and “the herd” of ex-racehorses she actively trains and competes.
There are days, there are Days, and there are Super-Days. Yesterday, Wednesday, January 19th was the latter. (And no, not becasue it was Bobo's birthday, but Happy 40-something, anyway, Big Brother!) It actually all began on Tuesday at noon, as I boarded my flight from Burlington to DC, on time, when it seemed the rest of the eastern seaboard was crippled by snow and ice. As we awaited taxi to the runway, I recognized my congressman, Peter Welch, sitting in front of me. We had a couple of minutes, so I introduced myself and we had a very congenial chat about books and the various issues facing booksellers. In informed him that he may be seeing other booksellers on Wednesday as the He promised to make room for me in his schedule the next day, should I wish to stop in. (Never mind that he had some bigger fish to fry on Wednesday - like the Republicans' repeal of health care reform.)
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