Breeders - PB
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Code: RACISBN: 9781887276511Format: PaperbackSeries: RacingPages: 352Country of Origin: USAAge Group: General AdultSize: 15 x 22 cms
Thoroughbred racing brings together all ethnic types in a unique temporary democracy where stable hands may interact with the very rich.But when tough, shrewd construction mogul and thoroughbred owner Pat McGoohey makes talented, mahogany-skinned Len Thomas his trainer, he breaks with protocol. With Len comes the strange, funky and mystical horse-whisperer, Paco.
Lacking good ponies, McGoohey develops a driving obsession to have his mare Arabiche bred with a champion stud owned by a Kentucky blue-blood steel magnolia. The mating can’t happen until Arabiche gets some better results, and the owner tasks his boys with a good showing in a very big Saratoga race where the Kentucky lady will be present.
Len’s job is in jeopardy because Arabiche just isn’t up to it, and he’s determined to get results. Paco makes it happen, but McGoohey is humiliated by the Kentucky lady and he goes illegal. Len doesn’t like it, but he needs his prestigious job even more now, since since he’s fallen hard for the Kentucky lady’s lovely Creole assistant/confidante, Holly. Things get out of control, and the trail leads from Saratoga to Louisville to jail, with Len, Paco and Holly one jump ahead of the law until a showdown in the border country with big surprises and a bizarre resolution.