Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Writer's Block: Al Napoli

Posted By on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Tucsonan Al Napoli's book Belmont 2017 has recently been published by local publisher Fireship Press. (206 pages, $14.50 paperback, $8.50 Kindle. Ten percent of the profits will be donated to a local charity.)

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Summary (from publisher):

There's no race as fantastic as the Belmont Stakes when a Triple Crown is on the line!
Already the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, Reardon is the odds-on favorite to win the Belmont Stakes, and the Triple Crown. But the competition is fierce! Other front runners include the former two-year-old Champion of the Year, Red Sun Rising; Windlace, the fastest filly on any American track; and the dangerously aggressive Bone Dancer. And don't rule out the closers; after all, a race is won in the last furlong. All these horses are something special: they have the souls of dragons, and the gods of Olympus are placing bets on their favorites.

Author bio (from publisher):

Born in Brooklyn, schooled in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia, Hawaii, and Viet Nam, Al Napoli worked as a nutritional consultant to race horse trainers and owners from 1980 to 1995 at Belmont, the Finger Lakes, Aqueduct, Monmouth Park, and Philadelphia Park. He raced horses from 1981 to 1993, independently and with partners, breeding some winners out of "useless" mares, learning the hard way that expenses tend to exceed earnings. "I never turned a profit, but I never had so much fun in my life," says Napoli.

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