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The Gambler and the Bug Boy: 1939 Los Angeles and the Untold Story of a Horse Racing Fix

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"Scandal on the Turf!" the Los Angeles Times proclaimed. It was October 1940, a mere few months after Seabiscuit had won the Santa Anita Derby, and now this bombshell: "Six Jockeys Admit Horse Races Fixed." The Gambler and the Bug Boy recounts this dark chapter in horse racing history. At its center is Bernard "Big" Mooney, a flashy L.A. bookmaker who began his seedy career by threatening young jockeys with death if they didn't "pull" their horses. His unwilling partner is Albert Siler, a callow, eighteen-year-old ...

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The Gambler and the Bug Boy: 1939 Los Angeles and the Untold Story of a Horse Racing Fix
2013, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9780803271708

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The Gambler and the Bug Boy: 1939 Los Angeles and the Untold Story of a Horse Racing Fix
2007, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803211223

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