From the Publisher
Swaps possessed true star quality. The strikingly handsome horse devastated his competition with his brilliant speed, and delighted his throng of fans. He delivered a dramatic performance in 1955 when he defeated chief rival Nashua in the Kentucky Derby. A colorful supporting cast surrounded Swaps--his owner and trainer, the Mormon cowboys Rex Ellsworth and Mesh Tenney, and young jockey Bill Shoemaker, who became a legend in his own right.