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Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost

Hero of a Golden Age

by John Eisenberg

  • 370 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Warner Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7536973M
ISBN 100446530700
ISBN 109780446530705
OCLC/WorldCa50898515

Race Horse. A thoroughbred race horse nicknamed “The Gray Ghost” because of his color, he was the first horse to gain fame through the medium of television. Born at Scott Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, he was owned by Alfred G. Vanderbilt II. In his first season of racing Native Dancer won all nine races entered and Burial: Sagamore Farm Grounds, Glyndon, .   Known as "The Gray Ghost" because of his color and his amazing ability on the racetrack, Native Dancer won all but one of his 22 starts. His lone loss came in the Kentucky Derby when he was.

  In , Native Dancer, a grey, 3-year-old racehorse bred and owned by Alfred Vanderbilt, captured the hearts and imagination of America and was declared "one of the three most popular figures in the country," along with Arthur Godfrey and Ed Sullivan. In the early s a star was born. Native Dancer captured the imagination of millions of Americans as his grey image flickered across their black and white television sets. He was aptly nicknamed the Grey Ghost, a name that would quickly .

- Restless Native, the son of Hall of Fame horse Native Dancer, is buried at Sagamore Farm. See more ideas about Horses, Thoroughbred horse and Horse racing pins.   Native Dancer – Legacy of the “Gray Ghost” of s America. Given just three grey racehorses have won the Grand National in its Author: Aaron Shields.


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Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age Hardcover – by John Eisenberg (Author)/5(24). The "Grey Ghost" (Native Dancer) not only won repeatedly but did so in dramatic form with one incredible come-from-behind effort after another.

Reading about all his exciting races was a thrill. I don't know if there are many books which describe the horse racing scene in the s so this was very eye-opening for me/5(24).

Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost was fine, not as good as the aformentioned Ruffian book but it held my interest to the end with only some minor skipping on my part/5.

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age by John Eisenberg at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.5/5(3). Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age John Eisenberg is a former sports columnist for the Baltimore Sun and is the author of six books, including the acclaimed Native Dancer and The Great Match Race.

He lives in Baltimore. Bibliographic information. Title: Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age/5(3). Buy a cheap copy of Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost: Hero of a book by John Eisenberg.

In the early s, a rising star flickered across millions of black-and-white TV sets. Nick-named 'The Grey Ghost,' Native Dancer was /5(5).

Eisenberg, John. Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost, Hero of a Golden Age. NY: Warner p +8p of photos. Very good hardcover in very good d.j.

** Life and times of the first Thoroughbred TV celebrity, who went on to become an influential sire. Pub. at Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate. Item #   Native Dancer was a large, well-formed, smart horse, distinctive because of his gray color, who raced in the early s.

His tight wins kept him from the highest acclaim that might have been his in horseracing circles, but Time put him on its cover. With so much of the sport’s attention now focused on the Triple Crown, the year-old memories of “The Grey Ghost of Sagamore” have faded in many regards.

Native Dancer was, however, a bona fide star of his era, transcending racing thanks to the burgeoning medium of television. Native Dancer, the Grey Ghost: hero of a golden age. [John Eisenberg] -- "Filled with stride-by-stride racing action, Native Dancer tells not only the.

NATIVE DANCER: The Grey Ghost: Hero of a Golden Age. With an introduction that compares s racehorse Native Dancer with Elvis and Milton Berle, Eisenberg puts a great deal of pressure on his volume to convince readers these comparisons are viable.

Thankfully, in most cases, the book and author live up to the challenge. Native Dancer was known as the Gray Ghost. Raised and trained at Sagamore Farms, near Glyndon, he was the best racehorse to ever call Maryland home.

Not only that, but he was the most iconic and celebrated horse of his time — Native Dancer was, in fact, once on the cover of Time. Native Dancer was released in as the seventh book in the Thoroughbred Legends series from Eclipse Press.

It was written by Eva Jolene Boyd. It was written by Eva Jolene Boyd. Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age was written by John Eisenberg and was released by Grand Central Publishing in Native Dancer, the Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age by Eisenberg, John A readable copy.

All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is:.

Get this from a library. Native Dancer, the Grey Ghost: hero of a golden age. [John Eisenberg] -- "Filled with stride-by-stride racing action, Native Dancer tells not only the Dancer's story but those of the people in his life.

Among others, we meet the Grey Ghost. The "Grey Ghost" (Native Dancer) not only won repeatedly but did so in dramatic form with one incredible come-from-behind effort after another.

Reading about all his exciting races was a thrill. I don't know if there are many books which describe the horse racing scene in the s so this was very eye-opening for me/5(17).

Native Dancer, the Grey Ghost: Hero of a Golden Age has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace Same Low Prices, Bigger Selection, More Fun Shop the All-New !/5(3). The gray ghost of Sagamore runs away impressively from the field.

Before the race, a group of fans got past the guards and pulled hairs from his mane and tail as souvenirs. It was the first time a. Native Dancer (Ma - Novem ), nicknamed the Grey Ghost, was one of the most celebrated and accomplished Thoroughbred racehorses in history, the first horse made famous through the medium of television.

As John Eisenberg observed in his new book ''Native Dancer, Hero of a Golden Age'' (Warner Books), ''Racing was the nation's No. 1 spectator sport.'' Major tracks regularly d people on. Apple Books Preview. Native Dancer The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age. John Eisenberg. $; $; Publisher Description.

In the early s, a rising star flickered across millions of black-and-white TV sets. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY NATIVE DANCER Chronicles the life of popular racehorse Native Dancer, who earned the sobriquet "The Gray Ghost" from his fans.

pages.Native Dancer The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age by John Eisenberg. ebook. Sign up to save your library. John Eisenberg is the author of nine previous books, including That First Season and Ten-Gallon War, and a former sportswriter for the Baltimore Sun.

He also has written for Sports Illustrated and Smithsonian Magazine.