Edited by Frank R. Scatoni, introduction by Steven Crist. In FINISHED LINES: A COLLECTION OF MEMORABLE WRITING ON THOROUGHBRED RACING, Scatoni has complied some of the best writing about the sport from the past century. From stories of the backstretch to exploits on the track and everything in between, FINISHED LINES offers a comprehensive look at the world of racing and its colorful characters. This collection includes thirty-eight memorable racing pieces from the last decade of racing by such authors as William Faulkner, Laura Hillenbrand, Jack Mann, Andrew Beyer and more. This historic literary past is something every horseplayer should have. 342 pages, hardcover
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charts, and graphs for simple analysis to present his
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