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Against the Odds By Bailey Jerry

Against the Odds
by Bailey Jerry

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A remarkable narrative of failure and redemption, the fiercely candid autobiography of the world's greatest jockey depicts not only the intense inside story of professional racing but his greatest victory of all--against himself.
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Against the Odds by Bailey Jerry

A remarkable narrative of failure and redemption, the fiercely candid autobiography of the world's greatest jockey, depicting not only the intense inside story of professional racing but his greatest victory of all-against himself. "I had hit bottom. My descent into alcoholism had been slow, but now I was lying at the bottom of the ocean, searching for a ray of light. I needed to breathe again. I needed to live again. . . . It was up to me." He is considered the leading rider of his era, one of the greatest jockeys ever to break from the starting gate. He has won every major race there is, and then won it again; set earnings and stakes records; and entered the Racing Hall of Fame. But none of it was possible until he defeated his demons. Astonishingly frank and vividly detailed, "Against the Odds" chronicles the making of both a man and a champion: the years of drinking, cruelty, anger, despair; the moment of truth, with the help of his wife, Suzee; the dramatic rise to the top. It takes us into the racing world as only someone who has lived it can-the joys and dangers, the adrenaline highs and controversies, from the stables to the stretch drive. It is a new classic of the literature.

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Against the Odds by Bailey Jerry
Bailey Jerry
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0399152733
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