Perfect Timing - Jockey Isaac Murphy

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How Isaac Murphy Became One of the World's Greatest Jockeys.
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Isaac Murphy - the grandson of slaves - became a jockey, which allowed him to escape a future of labor and poverty. But Isaac wasn't just a jockey. He was one of the best. He won more races and set more records than almost anyone. Ever. Many of his records still stand today. Captured in stunningly vibrant paintings by Jerome Lagarrigue, and with a lively text from Kentucky author Patsi B. Trollinger, Perfect Timing is a winning combination of sports, history, and inspiring biography. For young readers, age seven and up.

Chosen as the official book for the 2014 Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Literacy Program.

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What a historical ride!
Mary Craft (Ocean Isle Beach, NC) 9/3/2011 7:45 PM
Mesmerizing tale of a young man who arose from lowly means to become the most well-known and accomplished jockey of his time. Isaac was fearless on any horse and rode to victory numerous times. As a descendent of slaves, he entered horse racing at just the right time. He left a legacy for all who dare to dream of a better life.