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Funny Cide - How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Shieks and Bluebloods...and Won-logo

Funny Cide - How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Shieks and Bluebloods...and Won

Sally Jenkins

They had no business being there. They were up against million-dollar horses owned by patricians, oilmen, Arab sheiks, and Hollywood producers. They were ten regular guys, and all they wanted was to win a race. Instead, they won the hearts of America. In 2003, a three-year-old with the unlikely name of Funny Cide became "the people's horse," the unheralded New York-bred gelding who-in a time of war and economic jitters-inspired a nation by knocking off the champions and their millionaire owners and sweeping to the brink of the Triple Crown. Trained by a journeyman who'd spent over 30 years looking for "the one," ridden by a jockey fighting to come back after years of injuries and hard knocks, and owned by a band of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, New York, Funny Cide became a hero and media sensation. Now, Sally Jenkins, award-winning co-author of Lance Armstrong's #1 bestseller It's Not About the Bike, tells the inside story of the Funny Cide team's ups and downs against overwhelming odds, illness, and even scandal, to capture the imagination of millions. It's a new American classic for the underdog in all of us.

They had no business being there. They were up against million-dollar horses owned by patricians, oilmen, Arab sheiks, and Hollywood producers. They were ten regular guys, and all they wanted was to win a race. Instead, they won the hearts of America. In 2003, a three-year-old with the unlikely name of Funny Cide became "the people's horse," the unheralded New York-bred gelding who-in a time of war and economic jitters-inspired a nation by knocking off the champions and their millionaire owners and sweeping to the brink of the Triple Crown. Trained by a journeyman who'd spent over 30 years looking for "the one," ridden by a jockey fighting to come back after years of injuries and hard knocks, and owned by a band of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, New York, Funny Cide became a hero and media sensation. Now, Sally Jenkins, award-winning co-author of Lance Armstrong's #1 bestseller It's Not About the Bike, tells the inside story of the Funny Cide team's ups and downs against overwhelming odds, illness, and even scandal, to capture the imagination of millions. It's a new American classic for the underdog in all of us.
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They had no business being there. They were up against million-dollar horses owned by patricians, oilmen, Arab sheiks, and Hollywood producers. They were ten regular guys, and all they wanted was to win a race. Instead, they won the hearts of America. In 2003, a three-year-old with the unlikely name of Funny Cide became "the people's horse," the unheralded New York-bred gelding who-in a time of war and economic jitters-inspired a nation by knocking off the champions and their millionaire owners and sweeping to the brink of the Triple Crown. Trained by a journeyman who'd spent over 30 years looking for "the one," ridden by a jockey fighting to come back after years of injuries and hard knocks, and owned by a band of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, New York, Funny Cide became a hero and media sensation. Now, Sally Jenkins, award-winning co-author of Lance Armstrong's #1 bestseller It's Not About the Bike, tells the inside story of the Funny Cide team's ups and downs against overwhelming odds, illness, and even scandal, to capture the imagination of millions. It's a new American classic for the underdog in all of us.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Funny Cide Ventures, LLC, Jamey Sheridan

Length:

5h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:03