"Six Weeks in Saratoga" available! Go get it!

"Six Weeks in Saratoga: How Three-Year-Old Rachel Alexandra Beat the Boys and Became Horse of the Year" published July 1, 2011. Keep it locked here, at The Carryover or go to SUNY Press to order your copy ... right now! Or head on down to your favorite bookseller.

Praise for "Six Weeks in Saratoga"

“Going behind the scenes of three-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra’s 2009 triumph … O’Meara makes her story gallop and gleam.” — Chronogram

“The [book] is one of enjoyable promise, and as the author recounts little moments and inside conversations, he provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of the figures he covers. The narrative keeps game pace with outside literary standards and features bursts of brilliance, and I found it a refreshing change from the selection of racing-themed volumes available today. As O’Meara brings his subjects to life, you find yourself thinking this is the kind of guy whose work I want to follow.” — Claire Novak, ESPN.com

“O’Meara … provide[s] a tremendous amount of detail from behind the scenes that the reader would not have otherwise enjoyed … Six Weeks is essentially a Rachel book, but it’s told without neglecting the always rich backdrop of a Saratoga meet. That means there’s history, surprises, characters (human and equine), great racing, foggy mornings and sun-splashed afternoons—plenty of material through which O’Meara could exercise his descriptive abilities.” — Schenectady Daily Gazette

“O’Meara fell for a magical place and magnificent horse, which is a lovely malady that often befalls horse people, and with a great deal of heart he tells us how and why. You’ll never forget his Six Weeks in Saratoga, either.” — Joe Drape, author of Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen

“Brendan O’Meara tells the story of this proud horse with verve and great historical insight. Six Weeks in Saratoga marks the debut of an exciting new talent.” — Wil Haygood, author of Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson

“Brendan O’Meara’s Six Weeks in Saratoga is a victory to be savored by those who treasure good writing in general and tales of the track in particular. Horses may win races, but they also win hearts as this impressive book proves beyond doubt. A memorable, sure-footed debut.” — Madeleine Blais, author of In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle

Friday, April 3, 2009

Metallica frenzy for The Carryover


I bought Guitar Hero: Metallica today. It has given me a reason to get out of bed. I'm not a big video game guy. I think they waste valuable time that could be spent reading, but this was the Siren's call, if you will.

Frankly, I'd rather play my real guitar, which is a pretty sweet axe. This game just made me want to pick up my guitar even more because, brother, there isn't anything better than letting a guitar rattle the window panes.

Metallica tickets went on sale this morning for the Albany show on Nov. 12. Got two. It's gonna rule.

I've seen Metallica five times now and, honestly, I can't get enough of these guys.

Ms. Carryover saw them for the first time with me in Philadelphia in January and though she likes them, she garnered an entirely new respect for them live.


However, she often scoffs that I listen to them too much, but when something truly resonates in your bones, you can't fight it.

You can't stop what's inside you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Metallica? Boo! Call me when they come out with the Hall and Oates version of guitar hero....