I am a lifelong thoroughbred horse racing fan. Growing up I was spoiled, but not in the traditional sense you might think. Rather, in the sense that I grew up watching Ruffian, Foolish Pleasure, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, John Henry and so many others compete.
For nearly a decade I spent the month of August in Saratoga, in a beautiful rented home, visiting the track each morning for the best cold French Toast and orange juice in town while watching the greatest Thoroughbreds in the country exercising.
I was able to do this growing up as the son of a writer for the New York Post. In fact, I spent most of my formative years at the racetrack.
This story, Saratoga: One Idiot’s Journey to the Winner’s Circle, is a rather simple one. It is a light-hearted and fun-loving story of a self-deprecating humored knucklehead kid who grew up at the races, in love with thoroughbred horse racing, Saratoga Springs, NY and ultimately an amazing woman who made a dream he held dear to him for over 40 years come true.
It is also a fun look at some of the more notorious and colorful people who shaped the town’s history. People like the track’s creator John Morrisey, William Travers, Arnold Rothstein and his doings in Saratoga’s Midsummer Derby and more.
It is my first book and one I hope you’ll consider purchasing, and one I very much hope you will enjoy.
Together, let’s go to Saratoga Springs, NY: Health History Horses … and you and I.
To purchase the paperback you can visit LuLu.com or Amazon.com.
To purchase an eBook, it is available here on the Kindle and here on the Nook.