Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: The Greatest Horse Race in History
Two record-breaking Thoroughbreds meet for a showdown in Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral: The Greatest Horse Race in History by Kat Shehata, illus. by Jo McElwee. This true story of the famous November 1938 race (which also inspired the movie Seabiscuit) begins with a painting of the Pimlico Race Course, then tells about the champion horses (including the blood relation between Seabiscuit and War Admiral), the trainers and jockeys, and the excitement of the race. Long, narrow double-page panels emphasize the rounding of the racetrack, capturing the drama. A glossary of horse-racing terms will aid novices.