Well-known national racing commentator and former jockey, Donna Barton Brothers, provides an insider’s guide to a day at the races with tips on what to wear, how to bet, how to watch a race, and where to see the best racing.
With Inside Track, she’s created an essential handbook for horse racing and geared it towards fans just discovering the joy and excitement of the sport. She shares tips she’s gathered over her four-decades of involvement in the sport, along with fun facts and details for those who want to delve further.
Whether you’re headed to the Kentucky Derby or planning a day trip to the races, Brothers’ unique perspective is meant to make your experience more enjoyable.
Already in its second edition; for a walk through of the basics, this is the book you need!
I wrote this book in an effort to bridge the gap between the ardent and avid horse racing fan and those who just don’t get why we’re so passionate about this sport. I’ve talked to a lot of people about this and the realization hit: it’s not that they know and understand horse racing and just don’t like it. It’s that they don’t understand the game and they don’t know where to begin. If you’re a hardcore horse racing fan, this book is not for you. But if you’d like to understand the sport better or if you have someone you’d like to take to the races but they’re reluctant to go, this book will certainly be worth every penny. I hope you enjoy it!