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Three Strides Before the Wire: The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mainstream Pub Co Ltd
Publication date October 14, 2004
Pages 384
Binding Paperback
Edition New
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781840189216
ISBN-10 1840189215
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $13.15
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780786867233 Book cover for 9781840187175
 
from Mainstream Pub Co Ltd (March 20, 2003)
9781840187175 | details & prices | 388 pages | List price $26.30
1 edition from Hyperion Books (May 1, 2002)
9780786867233 | details & prices | 403 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.45
About: Explores the world of horse racing by focusing on 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, from his birth through his tragic death, discussing the important people in his life, including jockey Chris Antley, whose own tragic story matches that of his horse.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780786886227 Book cover for 9781840189216
 
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New edition from Mainstream Pub Co Ltd (October 14, 2004)
9781840189216 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $13.15
About: 'Charismatic, a colt nobody wanted, is ridden by Antley, a jockey everybody doubted.
Reprint edition from Hachette Book Group USA (April 1, 2003)
9780786886227 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $23.99
About: Explores the world of horse racing by focusing on 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, from his birth through his tragic death, discussing the important people in his life, including jockey Chris Antley, whose own tragic story matches that of his horse.

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