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SC Video Feature: Fifty Shades Of Grey

Published: November 22, 2012 8:55 am ET

Last Comment: November 23, 2012 12:07 pm ET | 4 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

With news that E.L. James - the author of the international best-selling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey - recently entered into racehorse ownership, Trot Insider asked whether members of the racing industry are familiar with her risqué work in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature.

According to the Daily Mail, James purchased a grey thoroughbred colt, sired by Verglas, at October's Tattersalls Book 1 Sale as part of the Team 50 syndicate and is expected to purchase two more grey colts -- all of which will be named after her three novels. The colts will be conditioned by U.K. trainer George Baker and ridden by female jockeys.

Published earlier this year, James' fictional erotic romance novels have sold over 40 million copies world-wide. This summer Universal Pictures and Focus Features won a $5 million bidding war for the rights to the trilogy, and announced that producers Michael De Lucs and Dana Brunetti of The Social Network fame will reunite to adapt the explicit novels into film with rumours circulating of numerous Hollywood stars in contention for the leading roles of characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

November 23, 2012 - 12:07 pmJust wondering if the

Just wondering if the whipping regulations apply to the book?

November 22, 2012 - 5:05 pmhopefully we will get to see

hopefully we will get to see the 3 grey's race. what a cool way to attract more women fans for horse racing -- You've read the book now see in person -- Grey -- Darker == Freed

November 22, 2012 - 11:32 amI like these video features

Georg Leber SAID...

I like these video features by Brittney Mayotte.

I have not read Fifty Shades of Grey but if asked, I hear it is a very popular trilogy and is designed to bring men and women closer together in their relationships and afterall I think we can all benefit from more understanding.

Georg Leber-ICR Racing

November 22, 2012 - 10:12 amToo Bad, so Sad...... You

Carolyn Rae SAID...

Too Bad, so Sad...... You guys don't know what you are missing! Good for you Jody, Chris and Mike, it is a book that should be read by both husband and wife.

I am 64 years old, and not what you would call an avid reader by any means, but from the time I picked up the first book (and by the way there are 3: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; and Fifty Freed) I found it almost impossible to put the book down. All three are just as compelling.

I gave the first book to my daughter-in-law, and she finished all three before me. Unfortunately, my son asked me not to do that again, because he couldn't get his wife to put the book down. He said she would be up til two in the morning reading the @$%# book.

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