The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told: A True Tale of Three Gamblers, The Kentucky Derby, and the Mexican Cartel

October 31, 2020
The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told: A True Tale of Three Gamblers, The Kentucky Derby, and the Mexican Cartel

Would you bet your life on a 50-1 shot? Read theriveting true story of the gamblers that bet millions on theKentucky Derby against the Mexican Cartel!The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told is an inspiring personalnarrative about a filly who broke through the male-dominated worldof horseracing and inspired crowds of men and women alike, alongwith a trio of gamblers who embark on an unforgettable adventurethat's as epic as the history victory of Winning Colors. It'sSeabiscuit meets Narcos, and the best true-life gambling story evertold.In the late 1980s, a spectacular three-year-old female racehorsenamed Winning Colors was being groomed for success under her famous"Hollywood" trainer, D. Wayne Lukas, and the billionaire owner ofthe San Diego Chargers pro-football team, Eugene Klein. Meanwhile,three fun-loving gamblers, Miami Paul, Dino Mateo, and Big Berniebelieved that Winning Colors could be the unlikely female winner ofthe 1988 Kentucky Derby.When the gamblers unknowingly place their longshot bet withmembers of a suspected drug cartel at a racetrack in Tijuana,Mexico, they must figure out how to claim their prize -- withoutgetting killed in the process. In a heart-pounding race of theirown across the U.S.-Mexico border, the trio come face-to-face withsuspected killers, are arrested by the Border Patrol, and fumbletheir way through the riskiest bet of their lives.Recent Praise: The Greatest Gambling Story EverTold:“An exciting read from the get-go… an energized narrativesurrounding a historical sporting event… the author relays (thestory) with precision and vividness.” - The BookLife Prize"The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told follows the developmentof champion Winning Colors through the eyes of her owner, trainerand jockey. But the drama is just beginning at the Tijuana Mexicobetting windows, after Winning Colors wins the Kentucky Derby!” -Steve Springer, Los Angeles Times award winning sportswriter“How can you resist a true story with the Kentucky Derby, theCartel, Tijuana gambling, and a guy named Miami? You can’t! Prepareyourself for the ride.”- Brandt Andersen, Executive Producer:American Made (2017), Silence (2016), and Lone Survivor (2013)“An exciting story of a filly battling the males in the KentuckyDerby… and the gamblers that risked their lives on her. I wasfascinated by the behind the scenes aspects of thoroughbred racing.A fun, fast, and exciting read.” - Ken Stovitz, Producer of TheKarate Kid (1984)