Saratoga Tales: Great Horses, Fearless Jockeys, Shocking Upsets and Incredible Blunders at America's Legendary Race Track

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Overview

This is a book that will appeal to racing fans, sports lovers, and readers who just can't resist a good yarn. Saratoga truly comes alive in these exciting, ironic, funny, strange, and adventurous tales. This book is filled with extraordinary stories of racing legends and Hall of Fame jockeys.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878755516
  • Publisher: Whitston Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 193
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Heller has won eight national awards for magazine writing, including the Eclipse Award, and writes regularly for several magazines. He covers the Saratoga meet every summer and also writes a daily Saratoga Journal on his website. As the handicapper for the Schenectady Daily, he finished as the leading public handicapper for the 2000 saratoga meet. This is his 17th book. He profiled Thoroughbred legends for Wand Personal Ensign and Forego, wrote Graveyard of Champions, and most recently authored Go For the Green, a handicapping book about turf racing which was published in 2003. Bill was born in Liberty, NY, and graduated from the University of Albany. He lives in Albany with his wife and their son.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Chapter 1 Only in Saratoga 1
Chapter 2 They Bet the Wrong Horse 7
Chapter 3 Last Dance 25
Chapter 4 Left Behind 37
Chapter 5 Angel 55
Chapter 6 Dave 73
Chapter 7 Oops 91
Chapter 8 Lightning Strikes 109
Chapter 9 Fall from Grace 115
Chapter 10 California Dreamers 121
Chapter 11 The End of the World 134
Chapter 12 Nose Jobs 143
Chapter 13 Thirty-Six and Counting 149
Chapter 14 An Unfunny Travers 157
Chapter 15 Another Four Bite the Dust 169
My Own Saratoga Tale 179
Index 185
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