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Ballads of the turf and other doggerels . . . . . the colorful tales of the backstretch by William J. Galvin

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Published by W.J. Galvin in [Mississauga, Ont.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Horse racing -- Poetry.,
  • Horsemen and horsewomen -- Poetry.

Book details:

About the Edition

If ever there was a racing book that totally reflects life on the backstretches of the nation"s race tracks, it is Ballads of the Turf and Other Doggerels by Canadian author William Galvin.
Ballads of the Turf captures in verse and ballad form the real life stories of Damon Runyonesque-type racetrack characters like Bill the Reverend, Chatahoochee Smith and Sheepherder Bill, in a loving look back at their lives, their dreams, and most importantly, their partnership with their horses.
Widely acclaimed by academics, racing historians, horsemen, racing fans, industry leaders, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, these memories that horsemen treasure are vividly captured by the author, who lived among the characters he immortalized in verse.

Edition Notes

Statementby William Galvin, with short stories by Jim Coleman.
GenrePoetry.
ContributionsColeman, Jim
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination81 p. :
Number of Pages81
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20125973M
ISBN 100978137000
OCLC/WorldCa70777884

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