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My Racing Heart The Passionate World of Thoroughbreds and the Track

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ISBN-10: 0060958081

ISBN-13: 9780060958084

Edition: 2003

Authors: Nan Mooney

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When the author was seven years old she watched her first horse race. In that single afternoon she launched what would become a turbulent romance between a woman and a sport. In this autobiography she probes every aspect of the sport and the impact it has had upon her life.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Nan Mooney grew up in Seattle, half an hour north of Longacres racetrack, and graduated from Scripps College in California. Her work appears in The Blood-Horse, the journal of record for Thoroughbred horse racing. She lives in New York City. You can reach her at

Acknowledgments and Explanations
Introduction: An Unconventional Romance
The Starting Gate
Trust: The Horse of Course
Rewriting the Rules: The Front Men--Trainers and Owners
Leaps of Faith: Playing the Breeding Game
Early Speed
Courage: Riding High--The Jockey's Life
Generosity: Breaking onto the Backstretch
The Stretch Run
Risking It All: The Art of Gambling
Unconditional Love: The Anatomy of a Racing Fan
Forming a Value System: Hustles, Fixes, and the Drug Controversy
Crossing the Wire
Connections: Chasing the Kentucky Derby
Growth: The Future of the Track
Epilogue: The Heartbeat
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