Eclipse Press


Lexington, KY - August 21, 2001 - Eclipse Press Inc., announces the publication of "Women in Racing - In Their Own Words".

"Women in Racing" is a collection of candid interviews with eighteen women who broke into the once predominately male bastion of horse racing. Their honest and moving stories recount the everyday challenges they overcame to pursue their dreams - from jockey room brawls to the hardships faced by a Mexican groom, who left behind her one-month-old child to find work in the United States.

Breeder Alice Chandler, trainers Jenine Sahadi and Linda Rice, TV commentator Charlsie Cantey, and former jockey Donna Barton are among the women featured. Their interviews combine to form a compelling picture of racing behind the scenes.

"Daily Racing Form" senior columnist Joe Hirsch calls "Women in Racing" "a gem." Caton Bredar, racing analyst for Television Games Network, says, "It took a lot of courage for the women to say the things they did."

"Women in Racing" was written by the award-winning father-daughter duo of John and Julia McEvoy.

To celebrate the book's release, Arlington Park racetrack near Chicago will host a signing on September 3 from noon to 1 p.m. In addition to the McEvoys, several of the women featured in the book, including top Chicago jockey Zoe Cadman, are scheduled to participate.

Contacts: The Lynxx Group, 301-699-9744
Michele Terry, Eclipse Press, 859-276-6832,
Published by Eclipse Press, September 2001
ISBN: 1-58150-067-X
Pages: 288, Bound Size: 6 x 9
Retail price: $19.95 Hardcover

"The McEvoy name is synonomous with good reads. This time John, with his daughter Julia, present 17 page-turning tales of women in thoroughbred racing, the sport that is heads and tails above other major leagues in female participation."
--Dave Surico, "Chicago Tribune"

"The McEvoys visit with fascinating women and come away with accounts remarkable for candor and sensitivity...If you have any interest in racing you will love this book."
-- Joe Hirsch, "Daily Racing Form"

"A collection of enlightening and entertaining interviews...The interviewees' always-effective, often-eloquent remarks illuminate a world they urge their audience to revere."
--L. Elisabeth Beattie, "Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader"

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