Lisa's Thoroughbred Page
Hey there! Welcome to my Thoroughbred page.
Here you will find short info and reviews from different people on all
the Thoroughbred books. In case you didn't know, these books began
with a girl named Ashleigh Griffen who saved a horse, Wonder, from dying
when she was just a foal. Ashleigh raised Wonder to become a Kentucky
Derby winner, and a winner of many other big races. Wonder's foal,
Wonder's Pride, was also a big champion. The Thoroughbred series
brought many horses and people such as Samantha McLean, and Cindy McLean,
Shining, Glory, and many other horses.
Now let's take a look at all the books. So far there
are around 27, but the new new ones have not been released to the public
yet as far as I know. Don't worry, I won't give away the whole book,
I'll just say what it's about.
Thoroughbred #1-A Horse Called Wonder
In this book, we meet Ashleigh Griffen, a twelve year
old. She and her family just moved to Townsend Acres, a huge breeding
and racing farm. They had had to move, because a horrible disease
swept out her family's entire breeding
farm. She even had to sell her horse, Stardust. At Townsend
Acres, she met a horse named Holly, whom she grew fond of immediately, because
she reminded her of Stardust. Then Holly had a foal, but the
foal was very small and very weak. Ashleigh did not want the little
foal to die, but she seemed to be the only one who thought the foal could
survive. Ashleigh tried and tried, and she managed to help
the foal pull through. Clay Townsend, the owner of Townsend acres,
gave Ashleigh half ownership of the foal, because of what she had done.
The foal was named Ashleigh's Wonder, because she was. Now Ashleigh
couldn't wait for Wonder to begin racing!
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Thoroughbred #2-Wonder's Promise
In this book, Ashleigh's Wonder is put into training by Clay Townsend, and
Ashleigh is thrilled! She spent so much time helping Wonder get better. But Wonder's trainer is
harsh not the right kind of trainer for her. Wonder is disobedient, and disobeys all of her trainer's
commands. Ashleigh is told that Wonder is useless. And one day, Wonder even throws Ashleigh off
her back. Asheigh is determined to fix Wonder, but how can a little thirteen year old girl?
Ashliegh does though, and Wonder finally shows some Promise.
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Thoroughbred #3-Wonder's First Race
Wonder has pulled through training with flying colours. Ashleigh and Charlie, Wonder's trainer,
are getting her ready for one of the biggest races, the Kentucky Derby. But one day, Brad Townsend
rides Wonder on an icy winter day, and Wonder stumbles, injuring her shoulder. Can Wonder pull through
in time for the Derby? Ashleigh and Charlie are determined, and in the end, their work pays off and Wonder
is on her way to the Kentucky Derby, despite many people's doubts and scoffing.
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