Insider's Guide to Horse Racing
By Donna Barton Brothers
(Eclipse Press, Paperback, 9781581503432, 112pp.)
Publication Date: November 2011
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Inside Track: Insider's Guide to Horse Racing provides essential information on what to wear, how to bet, how to watch a race, who the participants are, and where to see the best racing.
Donna Barton Brothers achieved fame as one of the all-time leading female jockeys, winning more than 1,100 races, and she remains second on the money list. Her mother, Patti Barton, was one of the first women to be licensed as a jockey. Barton Brothers now uses her racing expertise as a commentator and analyst for NBC Sports Triple Crown coverage and for the TVG Network. In addition to Thoroughbred racing, Barton Brothers covers other sporting events such as the World Equestrian Games, the Hambletonian, and the Professional Bull Riders finals. She is married to former champion Thoroughbred trainer Frank Brothers.
At the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, former jockey Donna Barton Brothers will interview the winner on horseback. Now an analyst for NBC, Brothers won more than 1,100 races before retiring in 1998. More at NPR.org
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