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An Englishman in Texas


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An Englishman in Texas is a memoir by Ron Kenney, an English jockey who came to the United States in 1960. His autobiographical account begins with his childhood in the northeast of England during WWII. He goes on to describe how, with no knowledge of horses, he was sent four hundred miles from home at 14 years of age to apprentice as a jockey. He’d been turned away by the foreman at the coal mine because he was too small. The story follows Kenney through his coming of age to his coming to America when he was 30. It follows his fortunes in pursuit of the American Dream. Kenney tells of riding horses for some of the wealthiest and most famous horse trainers in Texas. He tells of his loves and his betrayals, and he introduces the people who helped him along the way.

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Today, Ron Kenney continues to spread good cheer through various volunteer-based organizations in the Hitchcock, Texas area with his wife Alice by his side. 


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  1. GOD has a plan for every one 1 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Oct 2018

    A story that can help any person see life can get better with God and hard work. Plus learn about world war 2, England, Horse racing and every day in Texas. good reading book I learned a lot and enjoyed the real life events in this man' life.

  2. Great read 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Aug 2018

    Everyone has a life story and Ron’s is truly inspirational. Join Ron as he takes you on his journey through life. A great read for young and old. Ron shows us how to rise up and live the American dream.

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