The story of the legendary horse that inspired a nation. While much has been written about Northern Dancer's prepotence as a sire, this book is the only one devoted to his 1964 campaign, which saw him win two of the Triple Crown races in the U.S. and Canada's Queen's Plate. Using news clippings from 1964 and interviews, this book offers novelistic detail not only on these remarkable race wins, but also revisits, fifty years later, the era in which Canada was struggling to establish an identity, needing, more than anything, a national hero. Kevin Chong is the author of "My Year of the Racehorse." Print run 7,500.
Penguin Group 2014/04