Against the Odds: Riding for My Life

Against the Odds Riding for My Life Jerry Bailey has been called the Michael Jordan of racing One of the greatest jockeys ever to break from the starting gate Bailey has won every major race and then won it again He s set earnings and

  • Title: Against the Odds: Riding for My Life
  • Author: Jerry Bailey Tom Pedulla
  • ISBN: 9780425209011
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jerry Bailey has been called the Michael Jordan of racing One of the greatest jockeys ever to break from the starting gate, Bailey has won every major race and then won it again He s set earnings and stakes records and entered the Hall of Fame In the sport of kings, Jerry Bailey is the king of jockeys But first, he had to beat his own personal demons Against the OddJerry Bailey has been called the Michael Jordan of racing One of the greatest jockeys ever to break from the starting gate, Bailey has won every major race and then won it again He s set earnings and stakes records and entered the Hall of Fame In the sport of kings, Jerry Bailey is the king of jockeys But first, he had to beat his own personal demons Against the Odds vividly chronicles Bailey s years of drinking, cruelty, anger, and despair, the moment of truth when he decided he wanted to live again and his astonishing rise to the top As thrilling as the stretch drive, it s a fiercely candid autobiography of professional racing s greatest jockey and his most exhilarating victory of all against himself.

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    One thought on “Against the Odds: Riding for My Life”

    1. Jerry Bailey and Tom Pedulla, Against the Odds: Riding for My Life (Berkley, 2005)I started this at the same time I started Annie Duke's memoir, and reading the two in tandem (briefly; this one took a great deal longer) highlighted the deficiencies in Bailey's volume. Well, either that or he just chose an inferior co-writer.No one who is even remotely involved with Thoroughbred racing could possibly be unfamiliar with Jerry Bailey, one of the most successful jockeys by money earned in history. T [...]

    2. Very interesting, well written autobiography of one of the world's greatest jockeys. Jerry Bailey gives the reader fascinating insight into the world of thoroughbred horse racing. He recounts his own successes and failures both on the track and in his personal life, including a bout with alcoholism early in his career. Gratefully, both for him and the sport of horse racing, he was able to overcome his addiction. I've always been a big fan of Jerry's and I really enjoyed this book.

    3. Not a bad book. You have to give Bailey credit for fighting his demons and still progressing as of this day. He realized that family is the most important thing in life, even though he had to put his family and himself through hell to figure it out. Good read. Worth the time.

    4. Very simply written but strightforward and honest. Will recommend to all of the racetrack fanatics I know who are supporters of AA.

    5. Written for a 5th grader or maybe by a 5th grader. You need to be a serious horse racing fan to find it at all interesting.

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