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The story of an astonishing woman, Annie Grebauer, and the two passions of her life: one, Sam Cumberland, the scion of one of the America's greatest racing families; the other the magnificent thoroughbreds she and Sam breed and race in competition with each other.A captivating tale of tragedy and triumph....

Title : Bred to Win
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ISBN : 9780440209621
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 672 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Bred to Win Reviews

  • Anne
    2019-05-04 10:15

    One of my most favorite books of all time. I couldnt put it down, if you like the horse industry you will love this book.

  • Virginia Markhart
    2019-05-01 06:19

    At 566 pages, this book is way too long. It had some interesting parts, but I felt it could have and SHOULD have ended way sooner than it actually did. Slightly depressing as well.

  • Gail
    2019-05-16 11:58

    I love this book. The saga-esque storyline, the romance, and the incredible detail that the author goes into regarding the world of thoroughbred racing combine to make this one of my favourites.

  • Joline Walker
    2019-05-20 08:59

    First time I read this book I was 14, probably not meant for that age. It follows the life of a teen girl who is raised by her father after her mother had died. She has two brothers who molest her. One night she runs away and gains work at a race track. Her life gets better, mostly from there as she moves up the ranks of the track hierarchy from a stable hand to a rich owner. Filled with intimacy, love and sadness. This book is definitely one for those who love horses as well as a story about the downtrodden rising up.

  • Mandy
    2019-05-23 08:58

    Love this book. One of my favourite reads over and over. Great characters and captivating story.

  • Paula Beck
    2019-05-25 13:01

    An oldie and still a goody... I picked this off my shelf and once again got immersed in the Thoroughbred racing scene. The author knows racing, and he knows strong women. Thoroughly enjoyed this!

  • Elena
    2019-05-13 09:19

    This book was given to me by an acquaintance at a party, at her house. She was pregnant then. I was 19 years old at the time and was extremely shy, acting like a wall flower at the party. The very next day I started to read this book, I was hooked. So hooked I could not put the book down. The only time I had to put this book down was when I had to go to work and university. Every night, those characters Annie Grebeaur, Sam Cumberland, Winnie, Charlie Dell, and the scumbag Phil Angelo, even Annie's jack ass brothers - all gave me company. Actually, even Annie's son, and the German woman that she saved one night.This book is both inspirational and educational at the same time. There so many things about horse racing, horse-breeding, and training that I did not understand or even know exist. The part where Annie's son cloned three horses "X,Y,Z" was a very clever twist.My only criticism is that, why didn't Sam and Annie end up marrying each other? After all what she'd been through and two husbands later - she should have ended up with Sam. I don't know how and why, but Annie's character in the book, her story, her motherhood, truly inspired me. Although, my love of horses and horse racing ended when I left Hong Kong in 2007, I never stopped thinking about this book. I used to be heavily involved in horse racing in Hong Kong. My family owned a share of a horse that ran in Happy Valley every weekend. I was very young then and did not understand how the world of horse racing is ran.I lost the very copy that acquaintance of mine gave me. So, I bought my own copy from Amazon. This one was a hardcover. The one that was given to me was paperback, and with different graphics.Anyway, I really love this book. I read and re-read for about 3 times now. Cover to cover. I recommend to everyone.

  • Joanne
    2019-05-14 11:06

    An epic saga about the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry as it follows Annie (of several last names) through a path from abject poverty to the heights of success on the race track (and almost back). It takes Kinsolving 37 chapters and 612 pages to coalesce his many subplots to a very satisfactory ending. Thanks to my sister-in-law, Barb, who gave me this book with high recommendations years ago (it is stamped discard BHBL Community Library). I was daunted by the heft; but find it was well worth the occasional trudge.

  • Brian
    2019-05-06 10:12

    I love book based about and around horse racing. This one was pretty good. The heroine, Annie, is introduced to horses and racing at age 15 when she saves a thoroughbred for a train wreck.She runs away from home at 15 and travels to New York and begins working as a hot walker. She becomes more engrossed in the racing game as she ages, marries money and becomes a breeder/owner.Her life is filled with triumph and tradgedy in equal measure. A thrilling ride to the very end.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-30 10:56

    Was a very long story that dragged on a bit. Had interesting parts with parts being very sad and having adult references. Had lots of exciting bits to it too. Betrayals and detemination being a big part I'm this book. A good book though it was very long

  • Angel
    2019-05-02 09:02

    Long, good, sad, exciting.

  • Shivanee Ramlochan
    2019-04-30 13:16

    An epic horselover's tale based on more of a whinny than a full throated gallop.

  • Jill Ford moreland
    2019-05-25 11:10

    My mom gave me this book when I went away to college. I have read it multiple times. My love horses and horses racing drew me in. And it has romance