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Yankee Doodle Dandy : the life and times of Tod Sloan

Author: John Dizikes
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Tod Sloan, a young jockey who skyrocketed to fame after he abandoned the traditional riding posture and assumed a crouched position, resulting in an string of victories; and discusses his fall from grace.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tod Sloan; Tod Sloan; Tod Sloan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dizikes
ISBN: 0300083343 9780300083347
OCLC Number: 44046818
Description: xiv, 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Names --
History --
Gambling --
Jockeys --
California --
Forward seat --
Gay nineties --
Mastery --
England --
Monkey seat --
Yankee doodle --
Trouble --
Judgment --
The wizard --
Stories.
Responsibility: John Dizikes.

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Tells the story of Tod Sloan, a young jockey who skyrocketed to fame after he abandoned the traditional riding posture and assumed a crouched position, resulting in an string of victories; and discusses his fall from grace.

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