The legend of Zippy Chippy : life lessons from horse racing's most lovable loser / William Thomas.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library||798.4 THO (Text)||33187004054033||Nonfiction||Reshelving||-|
- ISBN: 9780771081590
- ISBN: 0771081596
- Physical Description: 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 2016.
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|Summary, etc.:|| From acclaimed humorist William Thomas comes the funny yet poignant story of a thoroughbred racehorse that lost 100 races in a row -- but, in everyone's eyes, became the ultimate winner.
April 20, 1991, Capritaur Farms in Upstate New York. Zippy Chippy was born from American horse racing royalty; his pedigree was horse racing gold. His success and glory seemed inevitable. In fact, he lost, over the course of his career, 100 consecutive races, at some of the greatest tracks in the country. But his owner, Felix Monserrate, refused to sell Zippy, or even retire him. Zippy's story enchanted people who would travel from all over North America to watch him lose but then happily gallop back to his stable. To them, he was a creature who struggled, who lost, and who failed even the lowest of expectations. But, somehow, he found a way to enjoy himself and eagerly return for the next race.
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