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And They're Off!: My Years as the Voice of Chicago Thoroughbred Racing
     

And They're Off!: My Years as the Voice of Chicago Thoroughbred Racing

by Phil Georgeff
 

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Beloved for his thunderous, commanding voice and affable personality, Phil Georgeff, known as "The Voice of Chicago Racing," holds the world record for calling the most horse races—an astounding 96,131. During his fifty years in the sport, Georgeff brushed shoulders with every great jockey and saw just about every great horse, from 1948 Triple Crown winner

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Beloved for his thunderous, commanding voice and affable personality, Phil Georgeff, known as "The Voice of Chicago Racing," holds the world record for calling the most horse races—an astounding 96,131. During his fifty years in the sport, Georgeff brushed shoulders with every great jockey and saw just about every great horse, from 1948 Triple Crown winner Citation to 1973's Secretariat. Part memoir, part historical analysis, and part nostalgic remembrance, this book is the quintessential guide to the history of thoroughbred racing in the twentieth century.

Editorial Reviews

Tom Carey
Beautifully written . . . wonderfully nostalgic, and insightfully prophetic.
Thoroughbred Times - Mary Simon
Regardless of whether you agree with Georgeff on every point, you cannot deny that his stroll down memory lane makes for a good read. As on who lived through it all, he (Georgeff) poignantly captures an era now passed, "when all sports had soul and Thoroughbred racing was its beating heart."
From the Publisher
The Kelsos, the Citations, the Swapses, and the Nashuas, whose trainers weren't affraid to run them week after week and didn't duck competition: These are the stories Georgeff tells, and the stories worth remembering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878332649
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
05/07/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Phil Georgeff is the most famous man in the Chicago thoroughbred horseracing world. Author of two novels on horseracing, he lives in Fairhope, Alabama. Jim O'Donnell, a staff writer for The Chicago Sun-Times, lives in Chicago, Illinois. Tom Durkin, the "voice" of NBC's annual Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup telecasts, lives in New York.

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