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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: The Funny Cide Team Narrator: Jamey Sheridan Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN:
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They had no business being there. They were up against million-dollar horses owned by patricians, oilmen, Arab sheiks, and Hollywood producers. They were 10 regular guys, and all they wanted was to win a race. Instead, they won the hearts of America.

In 2003, a three-year-old with the unlikely name of Funny Cide became the people's horse, the unheralded New York-bred gelding who, in a time of war and economic jitters, inspired a nation by knocking off the champions and their millionaire owners and sweeping to the brink of the Triple Crown.

Trained by a journeyman who'd spent over 30 years looking for the one, ridden by a jockey fighting to come back after years of injuries and hard knocks, and owned by a band of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, N.Y., Funny Cide became a hero and media sensation.

Now, Sally Jenkins, award-winning co-author of Lance Armstrong's #1 best seller It's Not About the Bike, tells the inside story of the Funny Cide team's ups and downs against overwhelming odds, illness, and even scandal, to capture the imagination of millions. It's a new American classic for the underdog in all of us. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 12/21/2013

    " This book was recommended but though it was a nice story it didn't have much for members of my book club to discuss. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Esther | 11/26/2013

    " I'm not that much of a horse person so I don't really know anything about them but this was an okay read...I think there may have been some objectionable content but I really cna't remember! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Moore | 11/26/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. Now I am on a horse racing kick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dirk | 11/25/2013

    " Good read. Shows how fickle the horse business is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/21/2013

    " Really interesting story about how ordinary people got involved in horse racing. When I was at the Kentucky Horse Park in October, I got to see Funny Cide in person! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen K | 11/12/2013

    " I enjoyed getting a behind-the-scenes look at how these thoroughbreds are bred/trained to run. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michellelynnhooper | 11/9/2013

    " Loved that the beer-drinking common folk and gelding horse triumphed! What's not to like about that kind of story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Kayden | 10/28/2013

    " 3.5 stars. Great story about the little guy triumphing over all the big money with some luck, skill and timing. I remembered the name Funny Cide from watching the KY Derby but didn't know the backstory and so glad I do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TP | 10/26/2013

    " It was long and boring in places but I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 9/20/2013

    " It's a cute little book. If you enjoy horses and the racing industry, this is a nice insiders look. It starts out a little preachy and defensive of blue collar workers and Vietnam vets. Bear with it and when it gets to the horse - enjoy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally | 5/29/2013

    " I can't say this was a great book, but I had to read it since the owners of Funny Cide are from Sackets Harbor, a mere 10 miles or so from Watertown. It was fun and didn't take too long to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 5/2/2013

    " One of the great horse racing stories of our time. A must read for racing fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/26/2013

    " It was fun to learn a little about horse racing, owning a thoroughbred horse and winning races! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andreasoldier | 12/17/2012

    " if you didn't have a subscription to The Blood Horse as Funny Cide rose to prominence and chased the Triple Crown, here's the streamlined and lively account of the tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K.V. Witten | 11/22/2012

    " Definitely a feel-good story about a 'small-town' horse that 'makes good' (and the people involved with him). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Petersen | 10/14/2012

    " Liked it. Causal, easy read about how the unknown became known "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Cianciolo | 4/27/2012

    " A great yarn about ordinary people earning their brush with greatness. I learned about all that could possibly go wrong with a racehorse and what qualities make a thoroughbred stand out from the rest of the herd. It's not just speed! The story reminded me of how much I miss riding.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brin | 3/1/2012

    " Truly an American Classic! Deffinitely worth reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 10/30/2011

    " Entertaining, heartwarming. I remember the horse but didn't know the story and history behind him. I enjoyed but I love horses so that may have a little to do with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ice | 7/17/2011

    " The storyline about this horse and his trainer make your heart sing. It is so refreshing to hear/read a story about folks putting the animal's welfare above profit in current times. I hope a movie is made of this wonderful tale that will rival the story of Seabiscuit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annelaurie | 5/31/2011

    " Loved this book even though not a big fan of horse racing (am actually anti horse racing.) This horse is still racing and still winning and was in the papers not long ago having won a big race. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 5/10/2011

    " I enjoyed getting a behind-the-scenes look at how these thoroughbreds are bred/trained to run. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/27/2011

    " Entertaining, heartwarming. I remember the horse but didn't know the story and history behind him. I enjoyed but I love horses so that may have a little to do with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/18/2010

    " Really interesting story about how ordinary people got involved in horse racing. When I was at the Kentucky Horse Park in October, I got to see Funny Cide in person! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 10/20/2010

    " This book was recommended but though it was a nice story it didn't have much for members of my book club to discuss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/10/2010

    " Liked it. Causal, easy read about how the unknown became known "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 7/3/2009

    " A great yarn about ordinary people earning their brush with greatness. I learned about all that could possibly go wrong with a racehorse and what qualities make a thoroughbred stand out from the rest of the herd. It's not just speed! The story reminded me of how much I miss riding.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TP | 4/24/2009

    " It was long and boring in places but I liked it.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 3/13/2009

    " One of the great horse racing stories of our time. A must read for racing fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 10/10/2008

    " It's a cute little book. If you enjoy horses and the racing industry, this is a nice insiders look. It starts out a little preachy and defensive of blue collar workers and Vietnam vets. Bear with it and when it gets to the horse - enjoy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally | 9/14/2008

    " I can't say this was a great book, but I had to read it since the owners of Funny Cide are from Sackets Harbor, a mere 10 miles or so from Watertown. It was fun and didn't take too long to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Esther | 8/9/2008

    " I'm not that much of a horse person so I don't really know anything about them but this was an okay read...I think there may have been some objectionable content but I really cna't remember! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 6/3/2008

    " It was fun to learn a little about horse racing, owning a thoroughbred horse and winning races! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 11/27/2007

    " i hated it so much i couldnt finish the rest.
    well, it was a biography so that could have been why.
    but it was just way to boring to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annelaurie | 10/11/2007

    " Loved this book even though not a big fan of horse racing (am actually anti horse racing.) This horse is still racing and still winning and was in the papers not long ago having won a big race. "

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