Horseplayers

Life at the Track

by Ted McClelland

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  • 1556526237
  • 9781556525674
  • 9781556526237
  • 9781556528682
  • 9781569762295
This fun and witty exposé of horse racing in America goes behind the scenes at the track, providing a serious gambler's-eye-view of the action. Ted McClelland spent a year at tracks and off-track betting facilities in Chicago and across the country, profiling the people who make a career of gambling on horses. This account follows his personal journey of what it means to be a player as he gambles with his book advance using various betting and handicapping strategies along the way. A colorful cast of characters is introduced, including the intensely disciplined Scott McMannis "The Professor", a onetime college instructor who now teaches a course in handicapping, and Mary Schoenfeldt, a former nun and gifted handicapper who donates all of her winnings to charity. This moving account of wins, losses, and personal turmoil provides a sobering look at gamblers, gambling, and life at the track.

  • Chicago Review Press; May 2005
  • ISBN: 9781556526237
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  • Title: Horseplayers
  • Author: Ted McClelland
  • Imprint: Chicago Review Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1556526237
  • 9781556525674
  • 9781556526237
  • 9781556528682
  • 9781569762295
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1556526237
  • 9781556525674
  • 9781556526237
  • 9781556528682
  • 9781569762295