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John T Foster

The Gallant Gray Trotter

Dodd, Mead & Company 1974, illus Sam Savitt

The little gray filly didn’t look much, but Lady Suffolk became the most famous
trotter of the mid-nineteenth century. She did not have an easy career, with ill
treatment and unsympathetic masters, but Stephen Seven Trees, part Mantauk
Indian, cared for her when he could, and helped by him and Meg Culley and an
ex prizefighter, they made the race for the world trotting championship.





John T Foster worked as a newspaper reporter, and as a technical editor for the New York Ocean Science Laboratory in Montauk, New York. He wrote several books for children, including the Marco series, but just one horse book: The Gallant Gray Trotter.


Finding the book: Gallant Gray Trotter was not published in the UK, but copies are plentiful and cheap in the USA. Good non library firsts are quite reasonably priced.


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Dustjacket of The Gallant Gray Trotter

Many thanks to Susan Bourgeau for all her help with information on this author and book.

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