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- DescriptionBill Hartack won the Kentucky Derby five times, and seemed to hate every moment of it. If only Bill could have gotten along with people the way he got along with horses, a trainer said. His tragic, impoverished upbringing didn't help: his mother was killed in an automobile accident; the family home burned down; his father was murdered by a girlfriend; and he was estranged from his sisters. Larry King, his friend, said it was just as well the termperamental Hartack never married, because it wouldn't have lasted. Hartack became one of racing's most accomplished jockeys. But he was inveterate grouch and worked at giving the press a hard time. At 26, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Whenever the media tried to bury him, he would win ather Derby. At the end of his life, he was found alone in a solitary cabin in the Texas hinterlands. Drawn from dozens of interviews and conversations with family members, friends and enemies, this book provides a full account of Hartack's turbulent life.
- Author BiographyBill Christine won nine national writing awards and shared in a Pulitzer Prize during his 25 years with the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Redondo Beach, California, USA.
- Author(s)Bill Christine
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication28/02/2017
- SubjectBiography: Sport
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content Note20 illustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine13 mm
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