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Hardcover Riding for My Life Book

ISBN: 0316504777

ISBN13: 9780316504775

Riding for My Life

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Telling the story of the champion woman jockey, a biography documents Julie Krone's struggles as a high-school dropout, her battle to prove herself in a man's sport, her devastating injuries, and her... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Go, Julie. Go!!!!!

What a fantastic read about a dynamite little lady that has a heart as big as a race track. Julie tells us of her ups and downs and what actually goes on inside a jockey's head before, during and after a race. She has got to be one of the greatest jockeys of all time, not because she is a woman, but because, she can race with the best, she has a heart of gold and a damn good brain to match. What an extremely rare athlete. You will certainly enjoy this book, even if you are not a race fan. My new heroine. Julie Krone. Would love to have the opportunity to meet her and despite her very tiny stature, you can be sure that she will let you know she is around. As a lady, of course. WOW!!!!

This the best book ever!!!

I read this book in 14 hours. I coudld read this book 20 million times!!! This book is a book where can't put it down!! I loved this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Truly a GREAT book

I found this book while trying to get an interesting biography about a famous woman athlete for a project I had to do. Because I am fond of horses, it was my good luck that this autobiography of the famous jockey, Julie Krone, came up in my path. With the help of Nancy Ann Richardson, Julie Krone has been able to capture her younger years and early racing experiences and give them an interesting twist. Even when it turned out that I didn't need to do the project, I felt that the book had been a worthwhile investment. I greatly enjoyed it and highly recommend it for it's interesting and real-life quality.

Best Of The Best

This book is truly the best of the best. I've re-read it probably over seven times, yet I still get that feeling of astonishment at how Julie was able to become a racing hero. She went from the extreme bottom of horse racing to the top. After reading this book and watching her race. Julie is now my idle, my hero. She has inspired me to become a successful jockey. I, because of her, feel that I am going to be the first female jockey to win the triple crown. Everyone, remember my first name, Carly, for you'll be hearing of it a lot in a couple of years. Julie, I thank you and Nancy for writing such an extraordinary book, and for giving me the encouraggement through this book to live up to my full potential.

Riding for My Life

This is a heart-breaking story about a jockey who made her way to the top, only to nearly be killed when falling of during a race. I recomend this book for any reader.
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