The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told: A True Tale of Three Gamblers, The Kentucky Derby, and the Mexican Cartel

The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told: A True Tale of Three Gamblers, The Kentucky Derby, and the Mexican Cartel

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The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told is an inspiring personal narrative about a filly who broke through the male-dominated world of horseracing and inspired crowds of men and women alike, along with a trio of gamblers who embark on an unforgettable adventure that's as epic as the history victory of Winning Colors. It's Seabiscuit meets Narcos, and the best true-life gambling story ever told.

In the late 1980s, a spectacular three-year-old female racehorse named Winning Colors was being groomed for success under her famous "Hollywood" trainer, D. Wayne Lukas, and the billionaire owner of the San Diego Chargers pro-football team, Eugene Klein. Meanwhile, three fun-loving gamblers, Miami Paul, Dino Mateo, and Big Bernie believed that Winning Colors could be the unlikely female winner of the 1988 Kentucky Derby.

When the gamblers unknowingly place their longshot bet with members of a suspected drug cartel at a racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico, they must figure out how to claim their prize -- without getting killed in the process. In a heart-pounding race of their own across the U.S.-Mexico border, the trio come face-to-face with suspected killers, are arrested by the Border Patrol, and fumble their way through the riskiest bet of their lives.

Title:The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told: A True Tale of Three Gamblers, The Kentucky Derby, and the Mexican Cartel
ISBN:9781949642285
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    The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told: A True Tale of Three Gamblers, The Kentucky Derby, and the Mexican Cartel Reviews

  • Bill Clarkin

    One of the worst books I’ve read. It has a cool premise but the climax is about 5 pages. And it isn’t really very exciting at all. No discussion on how Bernie gets his money. No discussion on how ...

  • Ricky K

    A great horse, a big race and a big bet. Do you need more.If you like betting on the horses you will enjoy this book. If you ask how factual the story is then you are on your own. Horse players are li...

  • karen service

    Great Horse StoryI.love a good horse winning story. This one is no exception. I finished in 2 evenings. Almost too unbelievable to be true. I don't recall the 1988 Kentucky Derby, exciting because a f...

  • Natalie

    Loved this book so much! I was born in 1988 in KY and I have always felt Winning Colors is my spirit animal. I've met Lukas and Stevens backside, so this whole book felt extra exciting to me. I loved ...

  • Charlie

    Fun shot readThis story was entertaining. It brought back memories of when my dad would take me to Saratoga Racetrack and Monmouth park in NJ. My dad would have loved to hang out with Dino. They looke...

  • Anthony Bruno

    The other side of thoroughbred racingIn my youth I was able to experience the more glamorous side of horse racing along with the several side ventures each permanent employee developed to live in that...

  • Nick Ueber

    This was an easy, fast fun read full of interesting characters straight out of a Damon Runyon tale. Lots of racing lore and personalities and exciting inside a race descriptions. You almost feel like ...

  • Jim Morfino

    Riveting, Exciting StoryI loved the progression of the storyline. Easy To understand and THOROUGHLY researched. A fun read that will have you rooting for the protagonists and the beautiful thoroughbre...

  • Jim Lyons

    Can’t say it’s the greatest, but sure fun reading!I learned lots about the world of thoroughbred racing and specifically the Kentucky Derby. It helped, too, that the main jockey in the story is a ...

  • Michael D Moore

    Great StoryWonderfully told story of the horse Flying Colors,winner.of 1988 Kentucky Derby. Good insights.into the life of thorobred horse racing and the characters involved. Every bit as good a book ...