"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

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's up!

All right, all right, all right, the 2.0 column is up at Horse Race Insider. Go check it out. I'll be writing every week during the Saratoga meet for HRI, so I'll link up my columns from here to there.

Hey, don't be a stranger. This is Saratoga.

Now I've got to go sell some running shoes.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2.0 Teaser

Since Horse Race Insider's Web site is down I have yet to post my column. During the Saratoga meet the Carryover 2.0 will be published on Wednesdays to kick off the new week.

I recently saw "Inception." Holy sh*t.

It played a large inspiration in this week's 2.0 column that will appear this coming Wednesday at 12:01 A.M.

What could it be about? It has to be about dreams and, for the fun of it, I threw in a bunch of Rachel Alexandra. That always gets the blood boiling.

Still haven't made it over to the track. Not sure when I will, but I will likely save my track energy for Rachel's race or Zenyatta's race up here. Will they meet? I doubt it. But if one of them shows up I'll be there for it.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Spa Carryover!

Day 2, first carryover at soggy Saratoga to the tune of $42,112.

It's bittersweet being at a running shoe store versus the Spa. Get used to it. The Carryover is uncredentialed this season.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The New Always Be Cashin' Promo presented by The Carryover

The Final Touches

I'm putting the final touches on ABC's new intro video that has been in development for some 12 months now. Here at the Carryover, we believe in the promptness of our promises.

Should be up soon. Maybe even this evening since Ms. Carryover is out of town. That's right, while all you philanderers take advantage of your empty nest, I'm staying inside to make a horse racing video to be seen by four people. Go on, have your fun!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wuzzup, folks

Let's get that 1-person daily visitor back up, shall we?

Saratoga is a week away and kicking things off this week is another column - back to back - from The Carryover 2.0.

This week's installment takes a look at Saratoga v. Monmouth for summer supremacy with the big winner being ... oh, you'll just have to read to find out at www.horseraceinsider.com on Saturday.

Get to it!