This enjoyable and witty exposé of horse racing in the US is going backstage on the music, delivering a major gambler's-eye view of the motion. Ted McClelland spent a 12 months at tracks and off-track having a bet amenities in Chicago and around the kingdom, profiling the folks who make a occupation of playing on horses. This account follows his own trip of what it ability to be a participant as he gambles together with his ebook improve utilizing numerous making a bet and handicapping recommendations alongside the way in which. a colourful solid of characters is brought, together with the intensely disciplined Scott McMannis, "The Professor," a onetime collage teacher who now teaches a direction in handicapping, and Mary Schoenfeldt, a former nun and talented handicapper who donates all of her winnings to charity. This relocating account of wins, losses, and private turmoil offers a sobering examine gamblers, playing, and existence on the track.

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