Racing Fiction for Young ReadersThese are picture books or stories for young readers just starting to read on their own.
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A Horse Named Funny Cide - HB
The little horse with the big heart. The inspirational story of the little horse that could. When a small horse named Funny Cide was born, not many people thought he could ever be a racehorse.
Assault, The Crippled Champion - The King Ranch Racehorse - HB
How would a small, stumbling colt with the tough name of Assault tell his own story of courage and victory?
Black Diamond & Blake - HB
He was the fastest. The best. A champ. Then everything changed.
My Grandad Knew Phar Lap
Phar Lap wasn't just a horse...he was the best. 'My grandfather knew Phar Lap,' I whispered. Maddy stared at me for a moment and frowned. 'How well did he know him? Did he see him, really see him?'
Phar Lap the Wonder Horse - PB
A lovely picture book for children with a rhyming story and magnificent watercolour illustrations by Patricia Mullins.
Red Admiral the Racehorse
Tilly spends all her spare time at Silver Shoe Farm, where she's discovering more about horses than she ever thought possible.
Red Pepper - The Story of An Australian Horse - HB
A classic Australian story of the adventures of a Thoroughbred racehorse.
Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse - HB
Seabiscuit was the grandson of one of the greatest racehorses of all time, but he'd lost practically every race he'd ever run. Who would want a funny-looking racehorse on a losing streak?
We Go in a Circle - HB
What happens to a racehorse who hurts his leg? Used to a world where the strongest and the fastest wins, how will he ever feel special and important again?