Book Reviews of Funny Cide

Funny Cide
Funny Cide
Author: Sally Jenkins
ISBN-13: 9780399151798
ISBN-10: 0399151796
Publication Date: 4/26/2004
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book! I was so interested in what happened to Funny Cide after his wins that I googled his name and found out that he had raced until he was 7, winning over 3 million dollars! He has also been retired to his trainers, Barclay Tagg stable to work as a pony horse. No last ride on the slaughter bound truck for him. Way to go Funny Cide!!! A very happy ending.
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Helpful Score: 2
What a fabulous book for anyone who loves horses!!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a great story of how an unlikely group of friends ended up owning a classic horse. It speaks of the heartbreak and the exhilaration of the sport of thoroughbred rachin. This is a must read for any horse racing enthiusiast! The only thing I wish is that the book delved a little more into what happened after the Triple Crown Series was over. I knnow that Funnycide races for a few more years but it doesn't go into details as far as why he didn't win any more major races or if his Triple Crown season was a fluke. But overall, this is a great book and I highly recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good story. Easy to read and informative. I have read this book twice. Really good
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i love horses and i especially love stories of those that have great heart and talent. this is one of those stories. it is a very easy read. Ms Jenkins has a very lovely way of describing people and scenes. i would love for her to write a sequel picking up from where this one left off. this would make a wonderfrul horse lover gift.
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Interesting story about the Kentucky Derby winner who was "syndicated" by a group of high-school buddies from a small New York town and his long path to the roses.
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A great book; the writing captures the readers attention, shows how a group of interested people invest their time, energy, a horse, training, & a jockey to produce a winning champion in the horse-racing circuit, Funny Cide. Their determination and enthusiasm succeeded. Funny Cide was the winner in 2003.
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Lovely, fast read that I wish continued into Funny Cide's 4 year old career. The book tells the backstory of how a race horse affects the lives of everyone around him, and the inside scoop of what occurs to prepare a race horse.

I remember watching Funny Cide run and all his owners coming into the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. I loved how the backstory of this horse is brought to life. Wish there were more books like this one about other horses.
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A great story.