THE RACE BETWEEN THE FLAGS by Priscilla Willis

THE RACE BETWEEN THE FLAGS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

More about Alfred and the Saint (1952, p. 411) takes the boy jockey and the horse he nursed to health, from their Illinois home to a Georgia training farm for steeplechasing. In subsequent adventures all the stops are pulled for a full scale race-horse opera. Briggs, head trainer at the farm, is sure the Saint, a former show horse and hunter, will never be good at racing. Mush Jenkins, another jockey, is p.o'd. when Alfred takes over half his work- and half his pay- and he does all he can to break the Saint of the good habits that will help his racing and jumping form. But with the help of his friend Tiny Turner and of Only, the crippled stablehand, Alfred and the Saint prevail to win their big race, at 50 to 1 odds. This time, it would have been more fun to bet on the Saint than read about him.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1955
Publisher: Longmans, Green