Jo Anne Normile was t supposed to keep the foal, an exuberant Thoroughbred, but she fell in love with the young horse who had literally been born into her arms. The breeder finally said she could keep the colt, whom she nicknamed 'Baby' - but only if she raced him. It was difficult to take Baby away from the safety of his pasture, but Normile had made a promise. She experienced a thrill every time Baby sprinted around the track but for every Seabiscuit, there are are tens of thousands of racehorses whose lives end in pain and despair because of the indifference and corruption that run rampant through the world of horse racing. Normile knew ne of this. Not until an accident on a poorly maintained track. That's when everything changed. That's when Normile founded the most successful horse rescue in the country, an organization that would go on to save more horses than anyone else ever had. Saving Baby is Jo Anne Normile's story of perseverance and passion. A heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming book, it testifies to the transcending power of hope, and the unshakable bonds of love. PRAISE FOR SAVING BABY First-class storytelling...Action and emotion equally drive this compelling tale. ..A touching narrative that transcends its subject matter. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) An engaging memoir that is a must-read for animal lovers. Publisher's Weekly
JO ANNE NORMILE founded two hugely successful horse-rescue organisations and has been featured in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and numerous other publications. In addition, she has appeared on CNN and on many local television broadcasts.