The most famous and loved racing story of all time. National Velvet is a classic tale of dreams, ambition and one girl's belief in a horse.
'Velvet'll sit on a horse like a shadow and breathe her soul into it ... I never seen such a creature on a horse.'
Fourteen year old Velvet is mad about horses. When she wins a piebald horse in a raffle, she knows he's something special. His heart is as big as the five-foot fences he jumps, and he'll do anything for Velvet. Soon, she and her friend Mi have their sights set on the biggest race in England. But can a girl win the Grand National?
'My childhood dreams were based on this book - it was the only place I'd ever seen them come true' Clare Balding