Funny Cide

Version: Abridged
Author: Sally Jenkins
Narrator: Jamey Sheridan
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: April 2004
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

In 2003, he 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 multimillionaire owners and sweeping to the brink of the Triple Crown. Trained by a journeyman who had been knocking around racing for more than thirty years, ridden by a hard-luck jockey, and owned by a tiny stable founded by a band of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, NY (pop: 1,386), who tossed in a few thousand dollars each and decided to follow their dream, Funny Cide became a blue-collar hero with a bit, his story crammed with colorful characters-only one of which happened to be a horse.

Written with Sally Jenkins, coauthor of Lance Armstrong's number-one bestseller It's Not About the Bike, Funny Cide tells the whole story-the parts we know and the parts we never suspected-as it follows the group's emotional ups and downs against overwhelming odds, illness, and even scandal, to capture the imagination of millions. It is a book for the underdog in all of us-a new American classic.

Reviews (2)

Funny Cide

Written by Anonymous from Palmdale, CA on November 15th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

It was a fun, easy to listen to, road book. Though a few objectionable words, I wouldn't need to shut it off if my grandkids walked into the room.

Funny Cide

Written by Ronald Barrett on November 4th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Anyone with a fondness for horse racing will love this story of the unexpected. True story and great insights in to thoroughbred buying, training, handling, racing, etc.

Author Details

Author Details

Jenkins, Sally

Sally Jenkins is a columnist for the Washington Post. In 2002 she won the Associated Press Columnist of the Year Award. She has co-written many bestselling sports books, including "It's Not About the Bike" and "Reach For the Summit" with Pat Summitt.