Loren Spiotta-DiMare’s illustrated children’s book, Sergeant Reckless, is now available for visitors to purchase at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

About Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Horse Park’s mission is “to celebrate the history of our relationship with horse through education, exhibition, engagement and competition.” It is “the premier event venue for equestrians and those who love and want to learn more about horses and man’s relationship with the horse. At the Kentucky Horse Park, visitors and exhibitors will have diverse opportunities to engage with, learn about and be enchanted by the beauty, strength and spirit of the horse.” (From the KHP website.)

About Sergeant Reckless

Sergeant Reckless is the remarkable true story of a horse who overcame great odds to become a hero. Raised and trained to become a racehorse in Seoul, Korea, Flame is destined to be a winner. But when the Korean War breaks out on the day of her first official race, her life changes forever. Flame’s owner, Kim, flees to a safer place along with his family and beloved horse. When he returns, he meets an American Marine, Lieutenant Pederson, who purchases the little sorrel mare to serve with the Recoilless Rifle Platoon. The Marines rename her Reckless, and her amazing second career begins.

Header image: “Secretariat, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973” by Calstanhope / CC BY-SA 4.0.