Inside Thoroughbred Racing As Never Told Before
by Jack Engelhard
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It was 1973. It was the golden age of Secretariat and the days of Arcaro and Shoemaker... but it was one rider
above them all who drew the racing world's rapt attention. That was Walter Blum. To count himself among the truly
great he would have to win the 4,000th race of his career. He needed six more. That pursuit and so much more about
the racetrack inspired international bestselling novelist Jack Engelhard to produce a factual journalistic account
of what it's really like behind the scenes.
His book, The Horsemen, became an instant classic. The New York Times devoted a full spread
on its Sports front page to excerpt and celebrate the book.
"Racing has found its laureate." Thus cheered famed New York Post racing writer Ray Kerrison writing for
the pages of The National Star.
The Horsemen continues to draw acclaim from readers throughout the racing world and from readers
who simply enjoy a great book.
"If you love racing, you owe it to yourself to get your hands on it, read it and savor it, because it may be the
best, sharpest, most vivid portrait of life around the racetrack ever written."
- Ray Kerrison, New York Post columnist, writing for The National Star
"In The Horsemen these interesting characters give spice to the backstretch stew from which Engelhard offers
us delicious spoonfuls. It's quite a cast and quite a book."
- Harlan Abbey, writing for The Thoroughbred Record
"Engelhard writes with the sparseness of Hemingway and the moral intensity of I.B. Singer."
- Michael Foster, author of Three in Love (HarperCollins)
"Jack Engelhard is a writer without peer and the conscience of us all."
About the Author
- John W. Cassell, author of Crossroads: 1969
Jack Engelhard is a leading American novelist whose bestsellers have been translated and celebrated worldwide.
His works have been turned into smash-hit movies, notably Indecent Proposal. He has been hailed as an heir
to Hemingway for the economy of his prose. He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence,
among other laurels.
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