Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost: Hero of a Golden Age

Native Dancer The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age In the early s a rising star flickered across millions of black and white TV sets Nicknamed The Grey Ghost Native Dancer was a blue blood thoroughbred with a taste for drama courtesy of his com

  • Title: Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost: Hero of a Golden Age
  • Author: John Eisenberg
  • ISBN: 9780446530705
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the early 1950s, a rising star flickered across millions of black and white TV sets Nicknamed The Grey Ghost, Native Dancer was a blue blood thoroughbred with a taste for drama, courtesy of his come from behind running style, and impressive credits He finished first in 21 of his 22 career starts, his only loss by a nose in the 1953 Kentucky Derby was named Horse oIn the early 1950s, a rising star flickered across millions of black and white TV sets Nicknamed The Grey Ghost, Native Dancer was a blue blood thoroughbred with a taste for drama, courtesy of his come from behind running style, and impressive credits He finished first in 21 of his 22 career starts, his only loss by a nose in the 1953 Kentucky Derby was named Horse of the Year twice and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing s Hall of Fame His popularity was so great, Time R magazine put him on its cover, and TV Guide named him one of America s top three TV stars, along with Ed Sullivan and arthur godfrey Legend says his ghost haunts Churchill Downs Set against the nostalgic events of an America long past, Native Dancer is the definitive account of one of the greatest champions of horse racing s golden age 2003 marks the 50th anniversary of Native Dancer s heroic bid for the Triple Crown, and NATIVE DANCER s 5 03 publication date is perfectly timed to tie in to the running of this national event Books about racehorses have become tremendously popular, as evidenced by Seabiscuit Random House, 3 01 , the 1 New York Times bestseller about the legendary thoroughbred and his fabled rivalry with War Admiral.Spanning a half century of American life, NATIVE DANCER incorporates such touchstones as the end of the railroad era, the dawn of the TV age, the fading old money grandeur of the Vanderbilts, and the darkest days of the Depression.

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    • Gerri Leen says:

      I have a love/hate relationship generally with books on horse racing or that focus on a particular horse. I've stopped reading many of them for a variety of sins: being poorly written, anthropomorphizing the horse to a ridiculous extent, being boring (generally too much data with very little story), and/or lacking any kind of emotional tie to the subject and/or bona fides when it came to writing it. Of the ones I've stuck with before picking up this book (well, downloading it, it was my second K [...]

    • Kerri says:

      "Standing in the winner's enclosure, in the shadow of the grandstand, the Dancer was a portrait of power and glory His moment to make history was at hand."As you may have guessed from the title, this is the story of racing legend Native Dancer, whose name belongs right up with well known thoroughbreds like Secretariat, War Admiral, and Citation Native Dancer whose DNA courses through the blood of many modern day Kentucky Derby winners A touch of irony; though Native Dancer won 21 of 22 starts, h [...]

    • Molly says:

      This was an interesting read, ever since reading Ruffian: Burning from the start, I’ve been interested in all of these racehorse biography books that are floating about and am hoping to get through quite a few of them.Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost was fine, not as good as the aformentioned Ruffian book but it held my interest to the end with only some minor skipping on my part.I would have preferred a greater focus on Native Dancer himself and his races rather than the many chapters that cover [...]

    • Rena Sherwood says:

      There are not a lot of grey thoroughbreds today. This is mostly due to Italian breeder Frederico Tesio, who claimed that grey horses were diseased and should be culled. Thankfully, Tesio never got his hands on Native Dancer, nicknamed "the Grey Ghost." Native Dancer was not just a promoter of grey racehorses but also one of the most influential American thoroughbred of the twentieth century. His grandson Northern Dancer would be THE most influential American thoroughbred of the twentieth century [...]

    • Jim says:

      Pretty interesting book about one of the all-time great racehorses. The only reason the casual fan might not know him as well as Secretariat or Man O'War is that he didn't win a triple crown; his only career loss happened to come in the Kentucky Derby. The book is written in an anecdotal style, so it makes for a quick read. Might be worth a look if you like horses or racing history.

    • Patrick Macke says:

      great read an obscure horse, a hold-your-breadth running style pops up in the golden age of racing, his gray coat an advantage in the early days of TV (fans could see him better) very likeable

    • Beth says:

      Interesting story of the horse and his owner, Vanderbilt. The writing is a bit stiff, and the author sometimes explains the same thing more than once, making me wish for a more observant editor. However, the glimpse of American life in the early and mid 1950s is very interesting.

    • Nikki says:

      Another book that if you enjoy horses and horse racing, you'll enjoy this book.

    • Jutta says:

      i really really don't remeber reading this.Read from December 05 to 13, 2013It was good. There was as much info about the owner and jockey as there was about the horse

    • Sue says:

      After a while these horse books begin to sound the same.

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