Not By A Long Shot: A Season At A Hard-Luck Horse Track

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In Not by a Long Shot, veteran racing reporter and press box personality T. D. Thornton takes us inside the remote corners of a once-glamorous Thoroughbred race track that's fallen on hard times. Suffolk Downs--or "Sufferin'Downs"--is where grizzled Thoroughbreds come to end their careers, hopeful young jockeys aspire against daunting odds to begin them, and diehard fans cheer, curse, and gamble o...

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: PublicAffairs (March 31, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1586485660
ASIN: B00375LL1W
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.8 x 1 inches
Amazon Rank: 10979104
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An execellent read even if not a race fan. Being a Jersey Guy understand the corrupt and inept politicians and could sustititute Monmouth Park for Suffolk Downs...

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e fascinating spectacle. Thornton brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters, and provides a deeply textured portrait of the engaging, profane, and unfathomably mysterious world of horse racing--where even the best in the business lose 75 percent of the time.