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Tricia can't wait to turn sixteen--then she'll be old enough to race her horse Spitfire at nearby Portland Meadows Racetrack. But her father's sudden health crisis devastates the entire family and could derail her jockey dreams.
As her father's illness takes its toll on his body and on the family business, Tricia earns extra money by racing. But if she can't bring her grades up, her parents may put a stop to the only thing she truly enjoys.
Go for the GloryQuickly becoming a local jockey phenom, Tricia begins to set her sights on the prestigious Santa Anita Derby--until an accident keeps her out of the saddle for weeks! Will she recover in time?
Preparations to race in the Kentucky Derby are under way, but when Tricia is involved in a tragic accident at her home track, she can't shake the haunting images. Her racing suffers, and all of a sudden Kentucky seems farther away than ever.
Call for Courage
The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing is actually within reach for Tricia and Spitfire! Tricia's lifelong dreams are clouded only by her father's health. Is he strong enough to see his daughter in the biggest race of her life?
Number of Pages: 592
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
Series: Golden Filly
ruth5 Stars Out Of 5July 7, 2010ruththis is a great book!!! I'm saying this from heart. this book touched me and related with lots of stuff in my life. I'm only eleven and looove to read!!! when we were not doing any thing and just hangin, out of no where i would say 'I'm going to go read' and my five year old sister would say ' read read read all you do is read that book. I've read it two time and the end three. its an awesome book, its worth waiting for and wasting money on!!! Really buy it!!
Erin McConomy5 Stars Out Of 5June 7, 2010Erin McConomyThis book series was AMAZING!!! Very clean and i would recommend it to anyone with a clean and God centered... :)
Sunshine1 Stars Out Of 5May 17, 2010SunshineI was very disapointed in both these books. I had heard many good reviews about the author, and with expectations of an enjoyable read (Or at least a readable book), I found it was quite boring and I haven't got through any of the books yet, I own both collections.
Karen Miller5 Stars Out Of 5April 23, 2010Karen MillerI originally read this book as a copy from the public library. I liked it so much that I decided to purchase a copy and give it as a gift. I really liked the fact, since it is a series, there were five books in one.
Anonymous5 Stars Out Of 5April 16, 2010AnonymousI absolutely LOVED this book!! The way Trisha fought a true battle physically, mentally, and spiritually all tied in with horses, it made me look back over my own life! However, I was slightly disappointed that I could pretty much guess what would happen before the end by reading the back cover, but other than that it was a terrific book that still contained shocking curve balls to what I expected. Plus, it was relieving to have a Christian book with no bad language to watch out for! I would suggest it to ANYONE!! (p.s. I'm a teenager, but I still think it would be great [and appropriate] for readers of all ages)
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