This is the true story of Miss Andretti, the horse from nowhere, bred from nothing, who cost nothing, was originally trained by a nobody and yet conquered the racing world to become the greatest thoroughbred sprinter on earth. It is the story of David Mueller, a rough-around-the-edges country boy who, despite his passion, reached middle-age and never made it big, never moulded a champion. Until Miss Andretti. After success on the local WA tracks, Mueller delivers his princess into the hands of veteran trainer Lee Freedman and jockey Craig Newitt. Miss Andretti continues to soar: five-time Group 1 champion, simultaneous holder of five track records, Australian Horse of the Year 2007 and more. But as Mueller and the feisty mare reach the pinnacles of racing, Mueller's marriage becomes strained and his daughter, chronically ill, faces death. Will he win all, only to lose all? This is not just a story - it is a legend.
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June 1, 2011
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