Florida Pearl has been one of the great equine heroes of this or any racing age. It's not just his record, it was the way he kept coming up for more, kept on having to justify the impossible hopes a sport and a nation invested in him.
16 wins and 8 places and just one fall from 33 races is good enough for any horse. 6 visits to the Cheltenham Festival, 8 seasons on the track and the Hennessey Cognac as a 12 year old, start to mean something extra and yet still do not explain his worth.
Florida Pearl was a horse who went through hardship as well as acclaim. His is a story that needed to be told. Anyone who likes jump racing will read it with a gladdened heart.
Hardback, 125 pages