Relive the stories that started it all!
For new and old fans of the 'Thoroughbred' series, this beautiful boxed set of the first four books features the special love and friendship between the determined young Ashleigh Griffen and a very special filly named Wonder.
'Thoroughbred 1: A Horse Called Wonder'
Ashleigh Griffen swore she'd never give her heart to another horse - not after a terrible virus wiped out her family's breeding farm, and caused her to give up her favourite mare, Stardust. Now they are starting over as breeding managers at Townsend Acres, and Ashleigh's sure she is going to hate living there.
Then a small, sickly foal with an incredible resemblance to Stardust is born. No one believes the foal will live or is worth trying to save - no one but Ashleigh. Can one girl's love alone work miracles?
'Thoroughbred 2: Wonder's Promise'
After spending the past year turning her favourite horse, Wonder, into a beautiful, healthy yearling, Ashleigh is thrilled when the owner of Townsend Acres puts the filly into training as a Thoroughbred racer. She knows Wonder could be great, but Wonder dislikes her harsh new trainer.
Ashleigh is heartbroken when the trainer says Wonder is useless. Even worse, Wonder doesn't seem to know her anymore. One day after Wonder fiercely throws her, Ashleigh becomes afraid of her own horse. Could she consider giving up on Wonder?
'Thoroughbred 3: Wonder's First Race'
Against all odds, Wonder has come through training with flying colours. Now Ashleigh and the horse's trainer, Charlie, are putting everything they have into getting Wonder ready for the biggest race of her career: The Kentucky Derby. Then, on an icy winter day, Wonder stumbles on the frozen track, badly injuring her shoulder. After years of hard work, have Wonder's chances been ruined?
'Thoroughbred 4: Wonder's Victory'
Just as Wonder is about to start training for the important Breeder's Cup race, Wonder's regular jockey is injured and can't ride. Wonder doesn't like anyone else, and refuses to perform. Only one person can ride Wonder now - Ashleigh. She's never ridden in a race but is Townsend Acres' only hope. Can Ashleigh's dreams and Wonder's trust carry these two unlikely contestants into the winner's circle?
Long-time fans as well as new readers of 'Thoroughbred' have a golden opportunity to relive the stories that started it all in this extraordinary equestrian series.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 04 / 2005