Thursday, June 15, 2006

When America discovered its placebo in a racehorse…

Seabiscuit was a small horse, beaten down, no good to look at or any better on the race-track; he was an underdog and people made sure he was treated like one. This was the racehorse Howard would go on to purchase and then place under the training of Tom Smith, a man whose love for horses transcended their racetrack worthiness. And finally he brought in jockey Red Pollard – who’d been left bruised by the tides of life, and like Seabiscuit, was bitter and angry, caught as he was in a continuous scuffle with the world.

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