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The Simple Game: An Irish Jockey’s Memoir


The Simple Game:

An Irish Jockey’s Memoir

by Thomas Foley

Foreword by Otto Thorwarth

Caballo Press of Ann Arbor Book, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2010, 163 pages, ISBN-13: 9780982476659

Thomas Foley was an empty-headed (by his account) seventeen-year-old when he came to America from Ireland to pursue a career in jump racing. This month he will be seen by millions of movie goers as he plays the part of Secretariat’s exercise boy in Walt Disney’s long-hyped movie about the great racehorse. Between the two events, which bracket a period of twelve or thirteen years, young Foley has experienced a bit of life.

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