The Palio horse race is held in Siena, Italy, each year and dates back to medieval times. Giorgio Terni is an idealistic young man who dreams of becoming a horse trainer and riding in the Palio. He forges a relationship with a beautiful horse named Gaudenzia. No one else believes that the mare will ever be more than a workhorse, but Giorgio senses something in the horse, and he's determined to teach her to trust people again--and to prepare her to race.
This cherished story from Newbery Award-winning author Marguerite Henry features the original text and illustrations with gorgeous new cover art.