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Not by a long shot : a season at a hard-luck horse track

Author: T D Thornton
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In this intermittently engaging book, Thornton narrates a long season at Boston's Suffolk Downs racetrack, a blue-collar gambling bastion struggling for survival in the casino age. Thornton--who has spent his life around racetracks as a gambler, groom, reporter, announcer and PR man--possesses a deep sympathy for and understanding of the dynamics and contradictions that sustain this threatened world"--Publishers  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T D Thornton
ISBN: 9781586484491 1586484494 9781586485665 1586485660
OCLC Number: 71369145
Description: x, 356 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: T.D. Thornton.
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A gritty, passionate, behind-the-scenes portrait of a year in the life of Thoroughbred racing's working class, by a racetrack insider  Read more...

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"Not By a Long Shot is the sort of book American sports writers do better than almost anyone else, filled with anecdotes and atmosphere and underpinned with solid reporting and great quotes. Worth Read more...

 
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Not the sport of kings, but still the king of sports

by QuinellaQueen (WorldCat user published 2008-04-08) Excellent Permalink
This title is the winner of the 2008 Castleton Lyons-Thoroughbred Times Book Award for works published in 2007.The Hard-Luck Horse Track of the title is Suffolk Downs; the season is 2000, the year Running Stag won the Mass Cap. But really, it could be any track, and darn near any time since thoroughbred...
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