Joe Drape, the award-winning New York Times sportswriter, is in the process of writing a book about the Triple Crown-winning champion American Pharoah. Titled “American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise,” the book will be released on Amazon on April 26 of this year.
American Pharoah was the first Triple Crown winner that racing had seen in 37 years. The Bob Baffert trainee also captured the Breeders' Cup Classic to cap off a fairy-tale year for his owner Ahmed Zayat. The colt catapulted his jockey Victor Espinoza to celebrity status when he was invited to compete on TV show “Dancing With The Stars.”
“As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality,” according to the Amazon.com summary. “Through extensive interviews, Drape explores the making of an exceptional racehorse, chronicling key events en route to history. Covering everything from the flamboyant owner's successful track record, the jockey's earlier heartbreaking losses, and the Hall of Fame trainer's intensity, Drape paints a stirring portrait of a horse for the ages and the people around him.”
The list price of $27.00 for the hardcover has a pre-order discount of 28 percent, marking the current price at $19.47. The book is available for order on Amazon.com.
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