From the author of Barbaro comes the triumphant story of the 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders Cup winner, American Pharoah.
When American Pharoah won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2015 he became the first horse to win the “Grand Slam” of American horse racing, by winning all four races. His story captured American’s imagination, and this inspired account will also feature the handlers who saw his promise: owner, Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, trainer Bob Baffert, and jockey Victor Espinoza.
With American Pharoah, Shelley Mickle tells the story of this beloved horse’s life from birth to his historic achievement of becoming the twelfth Triple Crown winner.
“Pharoah is himself an inspiration, and most horse-loving children will hang on every word.”–Kirkus Reviews
“…an engaging story about not only an animal but also the incredible efforts to groom him for his historic and unlikely streak of victories.”–Booklist
“Shelley Fraser Mickle brings it all back for us, allowing us to feel the thrill again and savor admiration for this unique Triple Crown winner. This book should be a keepsake for generations to come.”--Gary Stevens, Hall of Fame Jockey and star of the movie Seabiscuit