Rascals and Racehorses: A Sporting Mans Life
KY (July 22, 2002) Gangsters and gin drinkers, midgets and touts,
mysterious clockers and champion Thoroughbreds race through the
pages of W. Cothran Campbells newest tribute to the Sport
of Kings RASCALS AND RACEHORSES: A SPORTING MANS LIFE.
a Runyonesque flavor, Campbell spins tales of old-time horsemen
such as trainers Ben and Jimmy Jones, Hall of Fame jockey Eddie
Arcaro, and Spendthrift Farm master Leslie Combs. Campbell also
weaves witty and candid stories of his own experiences and escapades.
He tells of being a chubby boy showing horses before jeering spectators;
enlisting his drinking buddies help in finding three cars
misplaced within thirty-six hours during his pre-Alcoholics
Anonymous days; and being among a gentrified racing crowd that witnessed
a wolfhound show his amour for a Russian ambassadors fur coat.
manages to unearth the humor and foibles both of himself and of
an industry few people experience behind the scenes.
four decades ago, Campbell partnered with some friends and acquired
his first Thoroughbred racehorse. From that early venture, Campbell
developed Dogwood Stable, the pioneer of racing partnerships. Campbell
and his Dogwood partners have won some of Americas most prestigious
races from the Preakness Stakes with Summer Squall to the Breeders
Cup with Storm Song. He has invested and managed more than $100
million in horses throughout his career. In RASCALS AND RACEHORSES:
A SPORTING MANS LIFE, Campbell shares with readers an intimate
collection of stories about his life and the sport he loves Thoroughbred
Racing Form executive columnist Joe Hirsch declares, If you
love racing, youre sure to enjoy RASCALS AND RACEHORSES. Its
a sure winner.
by Eclipse Press, September 2002.
Photos: 35 color
Pages: 200; Bound Size: 6 x 9
Retail price: $24.95 Hardcover
be available at your local bookstore or from Exclusively Equine
Eclipse Press is a division of The Blood-Horse, Inc., publishers
of The Blood-Horse; The Horse; TBH MarketWatch; Keeneland magazine;
Equine Images; the official Kentucky Derby and Breeders Cup
souvenir magazines; and an array of books, videos, CD-ROMs, and
annual references. The Blood-Horse, Inc. also operates The Blood-Horse
Interactive on the web (www.bloodhorse.com), The Horse Interactive
(www.thehorse.com), Eclipse Press (www.eclipsepress.com), Thoroughbred
Legends (www.thoroughbredlegends.com), Keeneland Magazine (www.keenelandmagazine.com),
The HayNet (www.haynet.net), and Exclusively Equine (www.exclusivelyequine.com).
2002, The Blood-Horse, Inc. All rights reserved. The Blood-Horse,
The Horse, and TBH MarketWatch are registered trademarks of The