Let's call this a search of last resort.
Not long ago I finished a labor of love. It was a book on many of my horse racing experiences while writing for the Pasadena Star News. Many of the stories are of significant historical significance and I had no visions of making lots of cash. The final chapter is titled "What Killed Horse Racing." It's an in depth look at what has happened to the once wonderful sport of kings. I have interviewed experts and chemists from many lands and have come to some conclusions which are going to rub the traditional horsemen the wrong way.
I've been down the path of going to these self publishing companies. They are, without question, feeding on the egos of the writer. That would not be me. I'm not going to pay a publicist or do I have the money to promote my book since retiring. So I am looking for a publisher who will get the book in print.
Many of the chapters cover the racing in the 70s. The book covers the gamut from Joe Hernandez' last day at the Santa Anita microphone to the crazy world of famed jockey agent Harry "The Hat" Hacek. These are stories and events that actually took place and literary agents wanted me to fictionalize.
If you have a suggestion in regard to getting "What Killed Horse Racing" published get in touch with me. I continue to write a horse racing column on www.pricehorsecentral.com
and am monitoring the current meet at the famed Fairgrounds in New Orleans.
Warren H. Eves