Racehorse Who Disappeared
Clare Balding, illustrated by Tony Ross

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Narrated By: Clare Balding

Duration: 3 hours and 50 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audio download edition of The Racehorse Who Disappeared written and read by Clare Balding.

Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prizewinning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation...


Children's / Teenage fiction: Nature & animal stories, Children's / Teenage fiction: Crime & mystery fiction

Listen to a sample

Funny and touching


Will inspire girls to aim high

Daily Express

A cheerful paean to books, big thighs and working hard to realise your dreams


A heart-warming story with a great girl-power message

Jacqueline Wilson on The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop

Charlie is a feisty, funny girl who will appeal to pony-mad readers who'll devour all the inside knowledge of the equine world that Balding brings to her debut

Daily Mail

There are useful human life lessons here: create a team, Balding urges, delegate, do your research, believe in yourself, and magic ensues