By James C. Nicholson,Pete Best
A zone of 1000000 humans braved depressing stipulations at Epsom Downs on June 2, 1954, to determine the one hundred and seventy fifth operating of the celebrated Derby Stakes. Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Winston Churchill have been in attendance, in addition to millions of Britons who have been all confident of the unfailing superiority of English bloodstock and wanting to see a British colt take the victory. They have been stunned while a Kentucky-born chestnut named by no means Say Die galloped to a two-length triumph at odds of 33--1, successful Britain's maximum race and starting a big shift on the earth of Thoroughbred racing. Never Say Die strains the historical past of this remarkable colt, starting along with his foaling in Lexington, Kentucky, while a shot of bourbon whiskey revived him and earned him his identify. writer James C. Nicholson additionally tells the tales of the influential participants introduced jointly through the pony and his victory -- from the inheritor to the Singer stitching computing device fortune to the Aga Khan. so much attention-grabbing is the story of Mona better of Liverpool, England, whose well-placed wager at the long-shot Derby contender allowed her to open the Casbah espresso membership. There, her son met musicians John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison and later joined their band.
Featuring a foreword through the unique drummer for the Beatles, Pete top, this notable publication finds how an underdog's shock victory performed a component within the formation of the main winning and influential rock band in heritage and made the Bluegrass quarter of Kentucky the guts of the overseas Thoroughbred industry.
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