Three Strides Before the Wire
The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racing New edition
By (author) Elizabeth Mitchell
Three Strides Before the Wire by Elizabeth Mitchell
Book Description'Charismatic, a colt nobody wanted, is ridden by Antley, a jockey everybody doubted. That either could be a mere mile and a half from winning the Triple Crown would be astounding; that the two of them together are so close to racing immortality would be a fantasy...except that it is real.' So ran a newspaper story days before jockey Chris Antley and his horse Charismatic attempted to make history by winning the third and final race of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes. After battling depression and drug and alcohol abuse, Antley had made a stunning comeback by riding the unknown Charismatic to victory at both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Antley's success was viewed as symbolic of the new path he was forging in his life, but his story, and his horse's, would not have a fairy-tale ending. In Three Strides Before the Wire, journalist Elizabeth Mitchell takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the world of horse racing by tracing the intertwined lives of jockey Chris Antley, trainer D. Wayne Lukas, owners Bob and Beverly Lewis, 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, and the author herself, who placed a crucial bet on the race. The adventure takes us behind the scenes of the
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840189216
(198mm x 129mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elizabeth Mitchell
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Explores the varied Cornish achievements and features colour photographs from around the county.
Three Strides Before the Wire, Paperback (October 2003)» View all books by Elizabeth Mitchell
Mitchell introduces the mysterious, mercurial world of horseracing in a book that's as fast-paced and colorful as a day at the track. Soon to be an HBO movie.
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Author Biography - Elizabeth Mitchell
Elizabeth Mitchell is the author of W: Revenge of the Bush Dynasty. She was formerly the executive editor of George magazine and is currently a contributing editor for Newsweek. She lives in New York City.
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