"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 16, 2010

It's a boy!

The Carryover is ready to deliver its first child and ... it's a boy! Good Ol' Pete will likely write his first piece for Carryover readers (Tommy, Rick, Dad) Saturday mapping out his late Pick 4 plays for Aqueduct's $250,000 guaranteed kitty.

I say likely because he prefaced that he may not have the time to do so. Pish posh.

Good Ol' Pete has been on fire lately. On our last day in Las Vegas he hit a 50 cent (Fitty Cent!) Pick 4 at Philly Park for some $680. He hit last Saturday's Pick 4 at the Big for $1 and it paid over $1,000 (One G!).  He hit another one recently, but I'm getting noxious talking about it.

His insights and wit will be a welcomed addition to The Carryover. Now, which way to the bris?


Anonymous said...

Hi! It's Pete! My apologies, time did not allow for a post today. I did however get some bets in for the late p4's at AQU and KEE. I'm sure I will win both, but no one cares about "alleged" picks after the races have already started. But as of 5:08 p.m., I'm alive and lovin every minute of it.

I'll get those picks up next Saturday. Let's go 7,9,10 in the night cap at AQU! Then Cristal for all!

Jon said...

Who's the old guy with the come-over in this picture? I thought Good Ol' Pete was under 30?

Brendan O'Meara said...

It seems the USA Luge Association is a hot bed for horse racing handicappers. It's the Dominican Republic of handicappers.

Jon said...

Oh I see. So they lie about their age like Danny Almonte. Good Ol' Pete is probably more like 40?...