Little Vic Author:Doris Gates Jonathan "Pony" Rivers, the orphaned son of a jockey, loved horses more then anything else - and Little Vic was his very special favorite. This colt had a white star between his eyes and was the son of Victory and the grandson of Mano' War. Pony worked at the farm where Little Vic was born. He was the first person to see the colt and, later, ... more »he gave Little Vic his name.
Some people laughed at Little Vic. They said he was too small and too jumpy to be a great race horse. But Pony believed in the colt and sure - if given the chance - he could ride him to victory.
Pony had a long way to go before he could qualify as Little Vic's jockey. His determination carried him from Kentucky's blue grass country to county fairs in the Middle West - and finally to the famous track at Santa Anita. For when a boy loves a horse more than himself, great things can happen!« less