Coverart for item
The Resource Out of the clouds : the unlikely horseman and unwanted colt who conquered the sport of kings, Linda Carroll and David Rosner

Out of the clouds : the unlikely horseman and unwanted colt who conquered the sport of kings, Linda Carroll and David Rosner

Label
Out of the clouds : the unlikely horseman and unwanted colt who conquered the sport of kings
Title
Out of the clouds
Title remainder
the unlikely horseman and unwanted colt who conquered the sport of kings
Statement of responsibility
Linda Carroll and David Rosner
Title variation
Unlikely horseman and unwanted colt who conquered the sport of kings
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the bestselling tradition of the The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the propulsive, inspiring Cinderella story of Stymie, an unwanted Thoroughbred, and Hirsch Jacobs, the once dirt-poor trainer who bought the colt on the cheap and molded him into the most popular horse of his time and the richest racehorse the world had ever seen. In the wake of World War II, as turmoil and chaos were giving way to a spirit of optimism, Americans were looking for inspiration and role models showing that it was possible to start from the bottom and work your way up to the top-and they found it in Stymie, the failed racehorse plucked from the discard heap by trainer Hirsch Jacobs. Like Stymie, Jacobs was a commoner in "The Sport of Kings," a dirt-poor Brooklyn city slicker who forged an unlikely career as racing's winningest trainer by buying cheap, unsound nags and magically transforming them into winners. The $1,500 pittance Jacobs paid to claim Stymie became history's biggest bargain as the ultimate iron horse went on to run a whopping 131 races and win 25 stakes, becoming the first Thoroughbred ever to earn more than $900,000. The Cinderella champion nicknamed "The People's Horse" captivated the masses with his rousing charge-from-behind stretch runs, his gritty blue-collar work ethic, and his rags-to-riches success story. In a golden age when horse racing rivaled baseball and boxing as America's most popular pastime, he was every bit as inspiring a sports hero as Joe DiMaggio and Joe Louis. Taking readers on a crowd-pleasing ride with Stymie and Jacobs, Out of the Clouds unwinds a real-life Horatio Alger tale of a dauntless team and its working-class fans who lived vicariously through the stouthearted little colt they embraced as their own
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, Linda
Dewey number
  • 636.1/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
SF336.J33
LC item number
C37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jacobs, Hirsch
  • Racehorse trainers
  • Horsemen and horsewomen
  • Race horses
Label
Out of the clouds : the unlikely horseman and unwanted colt who conquered the sport of kings, Linda Carroll and David Rosner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At first sight -- The pigeon man -- From pigeons to platers -- Runyonesque -- The odd couple -- Staking his claim -- King of the claimers -- The winningest trainer ever -- Quest for a champion -- A kingdom for a horse -- Slow starter -- Claim to fame -- Warhorse -- Coming from out of the clouds -- The people's horse -- Assault on the record book -- The richest racehorse ever -- Striking gold -- Consummate closer -- The empire that Stymie built
Control code
sky291786507
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780316432238
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017049734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 06/18
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Out of the clouds : the unlikely horseman and unwanted colt who conquered the sport of kings, Linda Carroll and David Rosner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At first sight -- The pigeon man -- From pigeons to platers -- Runyonesque -- The odd couple -- Staking his claim -- King of the claimers -- The winningest trainer ever -- Quest for a champion -- A kingdom for a horse -- Slow starter -- Claim to fame -- Warhorse -- Coming from out of the clouds -- The people's horse -- Assault on the record book -- The richest racehorse ever -- Striking gold -- Consummate closer -- The empire that Stymie built
Control code
sky291786507
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780316432238
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017049734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 06/18
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • KDL Cascade Twp. BranchBorrow it
      2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49546, US
      42.9117597 -85.5043438
    • KDL Grandville BranchBorrow it
      4055 Maple St. SW, Grandville, MI, 49418, US
      42.9077791 -85.7646944
Processing Feedback ...