Entertainment Weekly

A Wild Ride

Lara Prior-Palmer, at just 19 the youngest-ever winner of the world’s longest horse race, relives her triumph in her memoir, Rough Magic, an alternately poetic, thrilling, and inspiring story of determination.
”If I wrote the book now, it would be utterly different,” says Lara Prior-Palmer

LARA PRIOR-PALMER NEVER considered herself a writer—but then, she didn’t consider herself a champion horse racer, either.

A 19-year-old headed to university, Prior-Palmer abruptly left her U.K. hometown in 2013 to enter

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