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  • The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told

  • A True Tale of Three Gamblers, the Kentucky Derby, and the Mexican Cartel
  • By: Mark Paul
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told is an inspiring personal narrative about a filly who broke through the male-dominated world of horse racing and inspired crowds of men and women alike, along with a trio of gamblers who embark on an unforgettable adventure that's as epic as the history victory of Winning Colors. It's Seabiscuit meets Narcos and the best true-life gambling story ever told.

In the late 1980s, a spectacular three-year-old female racehorse named Winning Colors was being groomed for success under her famous Hollywood trainer D. Wayne Lukas and the billionaire owner of the San Diego Chargers pro-football team Eugene Klein.

Meanwhile, three fun-loving gamblers Miami Paul, Dino Mateo, and Big Bernie believed that Winning Colors could be the unlikely female winner of the 1988 Kentucky Derby. When the gamblers unknowingly place their long shot bet with members of a suspected drug cartel at a racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico, they must figure out how to claim their prize - without getting killed in the process.

In a heart-pounding race of their own across the US-Mexico border, the trio come face-to-face with suspected killers, are arrested by the Border Patrol, and fumble their way through the riskiest bet of their lives.

©2020 Mark Paul (P)2020 Mark Paul

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Nice easy listen

If you enjoy racing and gambling then this is perfect! It would still be enjoyable if you don't as well, the book has you rooting for the characters in a real life underdog story.

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  • TeeRex81
  • 17-04-2020

Exciting & Entertaining Story

Entertaining story well told. Narrated very well on Audible compared to other storytellers I’ve listened to. Recommend if you enjoy gambling.

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  • Mark J. Lannig
  • 24-10-2020

Good horse betting story

If you are a regular player at the racetrack you will enjoy the details of the run up to the 1988 Kentucky Derby and the gamblers tale.

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  • G Money
  • 11-08-2020

Just as the title describes it, what an epic tale!

Great story about the nostalgic time not too long ago when the Sport of King's still was just that. Action and detail that will keep any horseracing fan cheering on the cast of characters even if your not into gambling.

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  • Darand
  • 02-08-2020

Such a Unique Book

Read this book and immediately did some online horse betting! The narrator was great - I would love to know what happened to all those involved.

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  • stuart morris
  • 23-12-2020

What a fantastic story

I am a horse racing fan,I even like a bet and this story resonated with me on so many levels.It was exciting, funny and so well written, I never slept all night listening to it. You dont have to be a racing fan to enjoy it, it's a fantastic story that would make a brilliant film and I hope one day it is Honestly, loved it

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