May the Horse Be with You: Pack at the Track

May the Horse Be with You: Pack at the Track

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by Harvey Pack, Peter Fornatale
     
 

If there were a picture next to the word horseplayer in the dictionary, odds are it would be the familiar visage of Harvey Pack, the legendary and curmudgeonly face and voice of racing to generations of New York racetrack denizens. In May the Horse be with You: Pack at the Track, Pack reflects on over a half century of racing's most memorable people, places and

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If there were a picture next to the word horseplayer in the dictionary, odds are it would be the familiar visage of Harvey Pack, the legendary and curmudgeonly face and voice of racing to generations of New York racetrack denizens. In May the Horse be with You: Pack at the Track, Pack reflects on over a half century of racing's most memorable people, places and moments. From his seat in the grandstand as a childhood fan, to his decades of dedicated work behind the microphone and in front of the camera, Pack recalls a lively life at the track amidst millionaires, busted-out bettors, and ever-changing crew of wagering compatriots. Pack, with the help of author Peter Thomas Fornatale, tells Runyon-esque tales from his seven decades as a racing fan, highlighted by the characters he was fortunate (and unfortunate) enough to meet. In the end it wasn't the celebrities or racing superstars that Pack connected with best, but the regular racetrack Joe. Whether one finds himself lumped with the hundreds of fans who risk the rent money or just a casual $2 across-the-board bettor, it's the everlasting comradeship associated with being a horseplayer that Pack and so many others are drawn to day in and day out.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932910858
Publisher:
Daily Racing Form Press
Publication date:
08/25/2007
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
468,641
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.76(d)

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May the Horse Be with You: Pack at the Track 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has very little to do with horseracing and a lot to do with name-dropping and self-aggrandizement. Each chapter has a rule of handicapping at the start but the rule is not explained and has little to do with the content of the chapter. I was very disappointed with the book.