Fifteen year-old Annie Grebauer, a poor Kentucky girl, rescues a prize thoroughbred belonging to millionaire horse breeder Sam Cumberland from death. She runs away to New York, learns about racing, and then pings about the world. No matter what wealth or lovers she acquires, she still prefers mucking out to mink and limousines.
William Kinsolving has written one book with a horsey background: Publishers’ Weekly called the book “long on plot and short on subtlety”, and it is a whopper, at 612 pages long. I haven’t yet been able to find any easily accessible biographical information on the author, other than that I suspect he is married to the poet Susan Kinsolving.
Finding the book: easily available in the USA and UK.