Radio Made in Michigan
8:30 am
Mon January 23, 2012

The Eighty-Dollar Champion on Radio Reader

8:30am Weekdays on AM870 WKAR
Jan. 23- Feb. 24, 2012

Dick Estell reads from
The Eighty-Dollar Champion
by Elizabeth Letts
Ballantine Books, N.Y. 2011

In November 1958, papers across the country ran headlines touting "the Cinderella horse." Cold-war Americans were captivated by the incredible story of how Dutch immigrant Harry de Leyer and Snowman, an abused plow horse he rescued from the slaughterhouse, made it all the way to a blue ribbon in the nation's most prestigious horse show -- and found in each other matching spirits and the determination to win against extraordinary odds.

Author Letts' message is simple: never give up, even when the obstacles seem sky-high. There is something extraordinary in all of us.