In celebration of the 50th Anniversary Triple Crown Win of the legendary Secretariat and rider Ron Turcotte, writer Curtis Stock has composed a book on the legendary Turcotte family. Here is a link with information on how to get a copy of The Turcottes: The Remarkable Story of a Horse Racing Dynasty—a remarkable rags-to-riches family story filled with horrific tragedies, euphoric accomplishments, and persistence, published and a copy kidly provided to the show by Firefly Books.
Curtis Stock is a Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee and 11-time Sovereign Award-winning writer for best thoroughbred story of the year. A sports writer for over 30 years with the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald, Stock has loved horse racing since he was in junior high school, where he would tape the Daily Racing Form into his binders. The marketing and publicity director for Northlands Park Race Track for eight years and a horse owner of several thoroughbreds, Stock is a proud father of two wonderful children, Dallas and Maia, with his wife of 30 years, Barb. Stock's new book, "The Turcottes: The Remarkable Story of a Horse Racing Dynasty" (on sale April 15, 2022) chronicles the 5 Turcotte brothers and their unlikely journey from backwoods of New Brunswick to the top of the Thoroughbred Racing world. The triumphant wins to the devastating injuries - a jockey's life takes a toll.
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