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The Resource Horseplayers : life at the track, Ted McClelland

Horseplayers : life at the track, Ted McClelland

Label
Horseplayers : life at the track
Title
Horseplayers
Title remainder
life at the track
Statement of responsibility
Ted McClelland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McClelland, Ted
Dewey number
798.401/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
SF331
LC item number
.M149 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horse racing
  • Horseplayers
  • GAMES
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Horse racing
  • Horseplayers
  • United States
Label
Horseplayers : life at the track, Ted McClelland
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Table of Contents; 1 The Blind Man and the Hustler 15; 2 If Wishes Were Horses 27; 3 Professor Speed 49; 4 First Your Money, Then Your Clothes 63; 5 170 Large 87; 6 Derby Day 95; 7 Travels with McChump 107; 8 The Rebel Enclave 131; 9 The Stat Man 147; 10 The Late Great Eight 155; 11 Omar and Lucky 169; 12 Men Betting Badly 177; 14 E u r e k a? 191; 15 "'Seabiscuit' Jockey Nearly Tr a m p l e d " 203; 16 The Gold Club 211; 17 The Tw e n ty-Five-Dollar Horse 217; 18 True Adventures in Gambling 223; 19 Bob the Brain's Big Score 239; 20 The One-Eyed Man Is King 249
  • A Racetrack Glossary 257
Control code
70787956
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 263 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781556526237
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
68a8f2ac-ddeb-4f68-a363-b72e8d2f4566
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70787956
Label
Horseplayers : life at the track, Ted McClelland
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Table of Contents; 1 The Blind Man and the Hustler 15; 2 If Wishes Were Horses 27; 3 Professor Speed 49; 4 First Your Money, Then Your Clothes 63; 5 170 Large 87; 6 Derby Day 95; 7 Travels with McChump 107; 8 The Rebel Enclave 131; 9 The Stat Man 147; 10 The Late Great Eight 155; 11 Omar and Lucky 169; 12 Men Betting Badly 177; 14 E u r e k a? 191; 15 "'Seabiscuit' Jockey Nearly Tr a m p l e d " 203; 16 The Gold Club 211; 17 The Tw e n ty-Five-Dollar Horse 217; 18 True Adventures in Gambling 223; 19 Bob the Brain's Big Score 239; 20 The One-Eyed Man Is King 249
  • A Racetrack Glossary 257
Control code
70787956
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 263 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781556526237
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
68a8f2ac-ddeb-4f68-a363-b72e8d2f4566
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70787956

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