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Not by a Long Shot free pdf 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 thats fallen on hard times. Suffolk Downs-or SufferinDowns-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 on the entire 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.

About T.D. Thornton

T.D. Thornton has written for several newspapers, most notably The Boston Globe and the national Thoroughbred daily The Racing Times. His work has appeared in an array of literary journals, and he often comments on racing on television and radio. He lives outside of Boston.

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Author : T.D. Thornton
Publisher : PublicAffairs,U.S.
Data Published : 01 May 2008
ISBN : 1586485660
EAN : 9781586485665
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • Not by a Long Shot free pdfNot by a Long Shot

    . 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 thats fallen on hard times.