Call to the Post: Johnny Longden's Glories and Goofs

  • Publish Date: 2008-07-08
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Louis Leo Jacques

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JOHNNY LONGDEN was the world's winningest jockey for fourteen years. In his 40 years of riding, the JACQUES STABLE was the only one that Johnny ever signed a jockey contract with. From coalmine rags, as a grease monkey, Johnny went on to become one of the world's richest athletes. His many glories such as: winning the Triple Crown; being the only person to train as well as ride a Kentucky Derby winner; and riding a stakes winner in his final CALL TO THE POST. He also made some goofs that consisted of: needlessly cutting down horses; pulling an ace horse; and financially arranging for a bookie and an American to claim my dad's aging champion racehorse. This NEW RELEASE is a TRUE STORY and GOOD READING about a HALL OF FAMER who was ENGLISH BORN, CANADIAN RAISED to become an AMERICAN CITIZEN.

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