Inside Track: Insider's Guide to Horse Racing provides essential information on what to wear, how to bet, how to watch a race, who the participants are, and where to see the best racing.
About the Author
Donna Barton Brothers has been a professional jockey, horse racing analyst, and on-air commentator. She rode professionally from 1987 to 1998 and retired as the second-leading female jockey in the nation by money earned. She has covered horse racing for the Television Games Network (TVG), ESPN, and in 2000 began working for NBC Sports as their on-track reporter and racing analyst on their thoroughbred horse racing shows. She has since covered the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and Breeders’ Cup among many other thoroughbred horse racing events and races and for NBC Sports and NBCSN. She’s also covered the Hambletonian Stakes, the Rolex Three Day Event, the World Equestrian Games, the AQHA World Championship Show, and Professional Bull Riding (PBR), among other events, for NBC Sports. In 2011 she first published Inside Track: Insider’s Guide to Horse Racing. Written with the knowledge that there’s a huge learning curve for newcomers to horse racing and there were no books out there acting as a beginner’s guide to the sport. The first printing of Inside Track sold out and in 2014 a freshly revised and updated Second Edition of Inside Track: Insider’s Guide to Horse Racing was put into production.