Record Details

Catalog Search

Grand theft horse  Cover Image Book Book

Grand theft horse / by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin.

Neri, Greg, (author.). Wilkin, Corban, (illustrator.).


Gail Ruffu was a rookie trainer known for her unconventional methods and ability to handle dangerous horses. When she became part owner of an untamed thoroughbred named Urgent Envoy, everything changed. After Urgent Envoy showed real promise, her co-owners forced Gail to speed up training and race him too early, causing the horse to develop a hairline shin fracture. Refusing to drug the horse to keep it running, Gail lost Urgent Envoy to her partners, who pushed the horse even harder. One more race would kill him. When nobody heeded her warnings, Gail had to act. So on Christmas Eve, she rescued her own horse. A modern-day outlaw, Gail evaded private investigators and refused to give the horse up. Blacklisted by the racing world, she learned the law at night to take on a powerful L.A. attorney determined to crush her in court. As she stood up for the humane treatment of racehorses, she also faced down the system that caused their demise. In this gorgeous graphic biography, G. Neri, author of the acclaimed Yummy and Ghetto Cowboy, retells the life of his cousin Gail, a pioneer who challenged the horse racing world for the sake of one extraordinary horse. With illustrations by brilliant newcomer Corban Wilkin, it is a must-read for horse lovers everywhere.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620148556
  • ISBN: 1620148552
  • Physical Description: 220 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : TU Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A graphic novel"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4 3 510548.
Subject: Ruffu, Gail.
Horse trainers.
Horse racing.
Genre: Biographical comics.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.


  • 0 current holds with 8 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Henry County - Main Library YGN NERI GREG (Text) I0000000275219 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Library-Northwest TGRAPHIC 636.1009 NERI (Text) 30051070055584 Teen Graphic Novels Available -
Little Dixie - Main Library - Moberly F GRAND (Text) 2004225130 Adult Fiction Shelves Available -
Little Dixie - Paris 741.5973 NERI (Text) 2004661593 Non-Fiction Shelves Available -
North Kansas City Public Library J GRAPHIC 92 RUFFU (Text) 0001002273520 JUV Graphic Available -
Scenic Regional-Pacific J741.5 NER (Text) 3006553209 Juvenile NonFiction Available -
Stone County-Blue Eye JB Ruffu (Text) 31358001183149 Juvenile Biography Available -
Stone County-Galena JB Ruffu (Text) 31358001183164 Juvenile Biography Available -

Additional Resources