Win This Book: “Saving Baby”


— Gina Powell, Ontario, Canada
— Peggy Kuhn, Tennessee, USA
— Nancy Watson, New York, USA

“Saving Baby” by Jo Anne Normile book cover.

The Horse Fund haven’t had a “Win This Book” in ages. Boy, do we have something extra special this time.

It is called: “SAVING BABY” — How One Woman’s Love for a Racehorse Led to Her Redemption, by Jo Anne Normile of Canter fame, and currently of Saving Baby Equine Charity.

I have read it, and in my opinion, this may be one of the most important books written about horses this decade.

Even though it about the experiences of a woman who owned and raced Thoroughbreds, Normile has written it in such a way that it not only exposes the cruelties in horse racing but also teaches us about the needs that must be met for any horse to have a good and prosperous life.

She also reveals — in case anyone has any doubts — the horrific consequences for horses finding themselves in the slaughter pipeline.


We have three hardback copies to give away. One will go to a Twitter follower (@HorseFund), one to a Fund Member) and one to a Tuesday’s Horse follower. Update: We are buying an additional copy and will hold a drawing from among all our donors.


In the meantime, here are some reviews:

“First class story telling…action and emotion equally drive this compelling tale…. A touching narrative that transcends its subject matter.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Normile’s… courage in exposing the dark underbelly of racing is reflected on every page…. an engaging memior that is a must-read for animal lovers.” —Publishers Weekly 

“In addition to being an outstanding advocate for horses, the author is a great storyteller….the story is compelling enough to interest animal enthusiasts of all types.” —Library Journal

“The storytelling in this memoir…is as dramatic as any day at the races.” —The Improper Bostonian 

“An emotionally powerful read, filled with insight…and laced with the deep emotions and dedication of a woman who made a huge difference.” —Today’s Horse Magazine

Saving Baby: How One Woman’s Love for a Racehorse Led to Her Redemption by Jo Anne Normile and Lawrence Lindner is the remarkable story of how a woman’s special bond with a Thoroughbred led her to establish the most successful horse rescue organization in the country. It is also a revealing look at the hidden underbelly of the glamorous world of horse racing that few people ever see. Jo Anne Normile tells her life-changing story of love, regret, and redemption. It is a passionate, heartwarming animal story, as well as a revealing look at the world of horse racing.” —Horseback Magazine

“A rich narrative of love, loss, and redemption.” —Horse and Style Magazine

“…the true story of Jo Anne Normile, who got pulled into horse racing and had to make painful, life-changing choices she never expected, or even knew existed.” —GateHouse Media

“Normile happened to have the perfect story.” —

“A beautiful story about an extraordinary bond, about what happens when you follow your instinct — and also don’t. This book will speak to anyone who has ever been moved by the overpowering combination of love and conscience.” –Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS Co-Founder, Vets for Equine Welfare; Author, If Only They Could Speak

“If you were ever faced with the choice of walking a difficult path or taking the easy way out, the story will resonate–and haunt you.” –Karen Menczer, Founder & Executive Director, Animal-Kind International

“A breathtaking look at the world of horse racing, and what one woman sets out to accomplish after she scratches the surface and exposes its underbelly. Ms. Normile’s extraordinary journey, and her unflinching and passionate determination to draw attention to the plight of the animals she so dearly loves, brought me to tears. Saving Baby is flat-out inspirational.” –Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Mare’s Nest and The Resurrection of Tess Blessing

Click the link below to buy it at Amazon. Kindle also available. Terrific gift idea.
Saving Baby

A portion of each and every sale provides funding for Saving Baby Equine Charity so readers actually help save horses’ lives with their purchase.

4 thoughts on “Win This Book: “Saving Baby””

  1. What a wonderful woman to do such wonderful works for our 4 legged friends that certainly never have a voice! Thank you to all the rescue groups and the people that give so much of themselves to help.
    God bless you all ,and God bless all the horses and animals that are so innocent.


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