D.J. Bailey
Publisher: Amazon.com Services LLC
Pages: 207

The Last of the Racetrack Touts begins in 1957 when Billy Mulray, an innocent, 20 year old college student, misses his appointment for a summer job at the racetrack. Through a twist of fate, he is offered a spot selling tip sheets and is suddenly immersed into the colorful and mysterious world of racetrack touts–a cadre of street smart men with names like Onion Joe, Jigger Higgins, Wingy, Bullet Bob, and the Alligator. Billy is quickly befriended by veteran hustler Rip McKenna, a fast talking, hard drinking wise guy who mentors Billy and tries to teach him the ropes.The action follows Billy and the touts as they move from the Jersey shore to many of the great racing venues of the day–Atlantic City, Hialeah, Havana, Oaklawn, Churchill Downs, and Pimlico–before returning to Monmouth Park for the 1958 racing season. During his one year journey, Billy lives his many adventures, including ...
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