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Better Lucky Than Good: Tall Tales and Straight Talk from the Backside of the Track

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Better Lucky Than Good: Tall Tales and Straight Talk from the Backside of the Track

Grooms, hot walkers, exercise riders, foremen, assistant trainers, jockeys, a clocker, a gap attendant, an outrider, a gate rider, a pony person, a silks seamstress, a chaplaincy associate, a tack and saddle man, a security guard, touts, and more document life on the backside of Churchill Downs racetrack in this wondrous 320 page book. 

Watch the project video and pre-order the book!

"It's no exaggeration to say that this book has needed to exist for 200 years.... Now the Louisville Story Program has done it, and done it beautifully." --John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead and Blood Horses


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Nikky Finney, 2011 National Book Award winner