Author(s): Edward Hotaling
Forced from American horse racing in 1903 by racism and hard times, two-time Kentucky Derby winner Jimmy Winkfield won every major European race and earned two dazzling fortunes-- only to lose one in the Bolshevik Revolution and another in the Nazi invasion of France. In this captivating biography, historian Ed Hotaling traces Wink's extraordinary odyssey from shoeshine boy through the epochal events of the 20th century. "One of the most extraordinary stories in sports history."--Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit
Ed Hotaling is the nation's preeminent authority on early American horseracing. A recent Emmy-winning reporter for the NBC television station in Washington, D.C., he is the author of They're Off! Horse Racing at Saratoga and The Great Black Jockeys.
Preface Prologue One: Bluegrass Boy Two: "A Race War Is On" Three: Winnie's Diamond Four: "Winkfield's Dead!" Five: Win the Futurity, and ... Six: "Winkfield, I Don't Like to Be Double-crossed!" Seven: Invading Russia Eight: Edna or a Life Nine: James and Alexandra Ten: Wink's World War I Eleven: The Odyssey Twelve: An American in Paris Thirteen: Kings, Queens, and Wink Fourteen: Marriage and Divorce Fifteen: Josephine and Friends Sixteen: Winkfield Shot; Winkfield Stabbed Seventeen: Chickens, Rabbits, and Nazis Eighteen: The Nazis versus Wink Nineteen: The Backstretch Twenty: You Can't Come In Notes Selected Bibliography Acknowledgments Index