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Comments by Jan Couture on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 07:57 IP Logged
Dear Friend Laura...Yes, I feel that you are my friend! First let me thank you sincerely for your book about SeaBiscuit...I thoroughly enjoyed it and am anxiously awaiting the movie. But most of all I feel that you are my friend because I am also a PWC...........20+ years....having a "worse" day today. It is comforting for me to know I am not alone in this struggle. Thank you for bringing some light to this condition! We are really close friends! Wishing you more success and better health..........Jan
Rochester, NH USA

Comments by Hans Solmssen on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 06:27 IP Logged
An absolutely fabulous story. Thank you for an amazing effort!
Summit, NJ USA

Comments by Jackie Amis Wheeler on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 03:29 IP Logged
Hi, Great book. My dad, Bill Amis, was a handicapper for the Pasadena Post from the opening of Santa Anita until 1942 when he took over for Oscar Otis at the Chronicle. Seabiscuit has always been a part of our lives. Thanks, Jackie Amis Wheeler
Palo Alto , Ca USA

Comments by Barbara Miller on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 00:58 IP Logged
Dear Ms. Hillenbrand - Your book was fabulous reading. My late father,born in 1904 was an ardent race fan, outrageous gambler and voracious reader, he would have loved your book.BURNING QUESTION: Do you know how many portraits were done of Seabiscuit and who the artists were? Are all of the paintings accounted for? Do you know the name of the artist who mistakenly painted GROG? Or what became of that portrait? I have inherited a portrait of Seabiscuit from my father and have been unsucessful in finding out it's history.
Savannah, Ga USA

Comments by Carolyn on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 04:34 IP Logged
I really loved your book, it's now definatley one of my favorites! It was so incredable how such a sad group of people ended up so great!
Harleysville, pa USA

Comments by Carla Folks on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 01:55 IP Logged
The best book I've read in a long time. The best non-fiction ever! You made me cry at the end!
Franklin, WV USA

Comments by Jeff Berndt on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 01:37 IP Logged
Laura, Thank you for giving us the gift of this magnificent book! I just finished it and was hoping it would never end. This is, by far, the finest work I've read in a long time. My only question is; will you be making any appearances so that I can get my copy autographed?
Bartlett, IL USA

Comments by Seabiscuit's BIGGEST Fan on Monday, May 19, 2003 at 05:56 IP Logged
Oh my gosh! The book had me sitting on the edge of my seat! It is the best book i ever read! I recomended it to all my horse-loving friends! I even got my trainers hooked! Thank you SO MUCH for writting such a WONDERFUL book!
USA

Comments by Jude on Monday, May 19, 2003 at 04:08 IP Logged
I just finished the Seabiscuit book this morning (I work third shift and we can listen to books on tape at work.) Wow, what a fantastic book! It does read like a novel, but even more gripping than most novels. I cringed, cheered, and cried. I cannot wait for the movie! Is there a way to get more pictures of Seabiscuit and have any reels of him on the track been digitalized to see online?
Peoria, IL USA

Comments by Dawn Payne on Monday, May 19, 2003 at 03:06 IP Logged
All the fervor surrounding this unlikely horse (Funny Cide) that has his sights set on the triple has stirred me to re-read your book. I read it last summer after reading somewhere that actress Ashley Judd had just read it and loved it. At the time, I had no idea it was even about a racehorse. Your book moved me to laughter and tears throughout the beautifully written story. It inspired me to believe that anything is possible if you want it badly enough. I found my self rooting for the Biscuit with everything in me! Thank you for contributing such a fantastic account of one the most exciting stories not only in sports, but in the history of our country. I am very excited for the movie to come to theatres; the casting director has done a wonderful job and I expect it will be true to your book! Thank you again for the inspiration! I will be keeping a watchful eye for your next release...
Hilton Head, SC USA

Comments by Gloria MASSEY on Monday, May 19, 2003 at 02:36 IP Logged
Laura, I wrote earlier to ask a question. I have not received an answer, understand that you can't answer all your mail. So, perhaps someone else can answer my question. Is the oak tree still standing over Seabiscuits grave site? I would love to hear from someone who has the information. Looking forward to hearing from you. Gloria Massey
puyallup, wa USA

Comments by Mike Fischer on Monday, May 19, 2003 at 02:10 IP Logged
I am so enamored of this wonderful story even after a second reading that I had to say thank you .
NY USA

Comments by Sue Perakis on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 07:44 IP Logged
What a beautiful book. I had read several stunning reviews on your book and even in their glory, they do not capture the pure beauty and love you have given these people and this magnificant horse. I'm not what one would describe as a a sport or specifically a horse person but Ms. Hillenbrand you have a gift. You have documented the definitive story of this horse, the people who loved him and the times he lived in. Please when will your next book be published. The topic does not matter. I am convinced with your gift you will make it soar! Yours very gratefully Sue Perakis
Andover, MA USA

Comments by Teresa Somogyi on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 05:06 IP Logged
Ms. Hillenbrand, I have just this minute finished your book which was chosen as the latest selection for our neighborhood monthly book club. I had to express my gratitude to you for bringing us this wonderful story! I laughed and cried and my heart was truly warmed. I grew up loving horses and as a young girl in Alabama, I dreamed of someday owning a thouroughbred farm. Although that never happened in real life, the memory of my childhood fantasies were brought back to me while reading about this wonderful horse that I had heard of all my life but knew very little about. I regret that I never went to Santa Anita Racetrack during the 37 years I lived in southern California. But on my next visit "home" I will definitely visit just to see the statues of Seabiscuit and George Woolf. In 1999 I moved to Rockville, Maryland. Yesterday The Preakness was won by Funny Cide, another unlikely champion. Now I am spurred to visit Pimleco soon, so I can see a race in real time. In your book, you not only educated me (for which I am so grateful), but you made me realize that this sport is about true love. THANK YOU!!!
Rockville, MD USA

Comments by Marlene Mckay on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 03:48 IP Logged
I was given your book last year as a birthday gift. I finally read it this past winter...it made me cry and laugh..and I am thrilled about the upcoming movie..Feel it is well-casted. Laura, there are not words I can convey to you how very much I loved this book..but do appreciate all your hard work etc..in writing this wonderful story...as I wasn't born until 42..and did not know that much about Seabiscuit and company..although I had heard of him. Now I go around excitedly telling all my friends about this book and the upcoming movie...Thank you so much for acquainting me with these colorful american horsemen and the hero Seabiscuit.
Mt.Vernon, OH USA

Comments by Rose Connolly on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 03:47 IP Logged
I am halfway through your book and really am enjoying it... I am a real horse fan. Rose connolly So. Calif.
USA

Comments by phil mcrackin on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 03:36 IP Logged
Did Seabiscuit ever run the Preakness? Or the Kentucky Derby? I know he won a match race against War Admiral at Pimlico in 38, but I can find no record of his attempts at the triple crown or any of the three races that make up the triple crown. If anyone can answer this please email me. thanks. maybe I should read the book.
plymouth, ma USA

Comments by daisy galletto on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 02:39 IP Logged
Laura ......of course I loved the book .....but have a question that I can't find the answer to .....have searched far & wide via internet, and you didn't address this in your book ......"why wasn't Seabiscuit entered into any of the Triple Crown races?" I realize not having won one of "these" races does not diminish Seabiscuit's greatness .......but why? After all, he beat War Admiral who was a Triple Crown winner ........do you know the answer to this? Many, many thanks for a great read.
Bakersfield, CA USA

Comments by Robert Dallen on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 09:02 IP Logged
As a former jockey who is now in a wheechair for life . All i can say is ........... thankyou with a tear in my eye . Robert Dallen.
overland park, Ks USA

Comments by Donna Powell on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 08:51 IP Logged
One of the most interesting books I've read. Have trouble putting it down. Thank you for the wonderful book and the website. I've never been a racing fan, but this story tore at the heartstrings. Sea Biscuit was a courageous animal who was lucky enough to have dedicated handlers, owners and friends.
Tustin, CA USA

Comments by Howard Drezner on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 05:46 IP Logged
I love the website. I can't wait for the movie. As a matter of fact, I'm a promotions coordinator at a theatre in San Antonio, TX and we're doing a promotion for the MOVIE. If Laura Hillenbrand would like to appear or contribute, or if anyone has more info. or insight into the story or movie, please contact me! Thanks.
San Antonio, TX USA

Comments by DiAnn Park on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 06:20 IP Logged
Never before have I written to an author, but I haven't been able to "shake" your book. You have brought back an era and put all of your readers in it's center. I fell in love with the little turf pounder with that enormous heart. Through your efforts, Seabiscuit lives again to inspire another generation.
Grand Rapids, MI USA

Comments by Greg on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 05:12 IP Logged
Seabiscuit fans: You know THE MOVIE comes out July 25th. But also on July 25th, Turner Classic Movies airs the old Shirley Temple version too. Check this link to search for exact times. http://www.turnerclassicmovies.com/Search/Index/1,,,00.html Bless you and take care, Laura.
Albuquerque, NM USA

Comments by J.D. Folbre on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 05:12 IP Logged
Since Funny Cide won the derby I have been reading a lot about Barclay Tagg and I am struck at how much he epitomizes the spirit of Tom Smith. I can't help but but root for Barclay Tagg and Funny Cide this weekend to win one for those of us who toil away in the horse business with little recognition.
New Braunfels, TX USA

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