Three Strides Before the Wire: The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racingby Elizabeth Mitchell
In this fast-paced and colorful chronicle of the racing track, journalist Elizabeth Mitchell takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the world of horse racing by tracing the intertwined lives of jockey Chris Antley, trainer D. Wayne Lukas, owners Bob and Beverly Lewis, 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, and the author herself, who placed a crucial bet on the race. The adventure takes us behind the scenes of America's racetracks, revealing the colorful history of horse racing, while also exposing the underbelly of racing scandals. Three Strides Before the Wire captures these triumphs and tragedies and illuminates a world wherein one day at the track can mean the difference between the fulfilled promise of the winner's circle and the shattering of one's dreams.
Forecast: Published roughly a year after Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling Seabiscuit, Mitchell's effort proves that, in the right hands, horse racing carries stories with incredible mass appeal.
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Elizabeth Mitchell is the author of W: Revenge of the Bush Dynasty. She was formerly the executive editor of George magazine and features editor of SPIN magazine. She lives in New York City.
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