The Eighty-dollar Champion
  • Author : Elizabeth Letts
  • Release Date : 27 June 2022
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 13 : 9780345521095
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Book excerpt: Traces the story of a champion equine jumper and the Dutch farmer who rescued him from the slaughterhouse, recounting how the farmer discovered Snowman's jumping talents and trained him to compete against the world's thoroughbreds.

The Eighty dollar Champion

The Eighty dollar Champion

Author : Elizabeth Letts
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Genre : History
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Traces the story of a champion equine jumper and the Dutch farmer who rescued him from the slaughterhouse, recounting how the farmer discovered Snowman's jumping talents and trained him to compete against the world's thoroughbreds....

The Eighty Dollar Champion

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The Eighty Dollar Champion

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