Coming Soon

Coming soon to a bookstore, a TV set and a movie screen near you …

The new season of “The Bachelor” has a distinctive horseracing theme, as Arrogate emerges from the black limousine with a handful of eager suitors vying for the red rose as he fills their pre-paid stall for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup.

Among those hopefuls are a Nyquist-less Paul Reddam; a Runnhappy-less Mattress Mac and that Pizza Guy from Detroit who thought shelling out $1 million for a spot in this race was a great way to make an introduction to the game.

If he doesn’t have someone waiting on the bench, our best guess is Reddam (Ditech, CashCall) gets the Breeders’ Cup Classic hero as he’s as good with money as the Smith Brothers were with cough drops.

By the way, there is absolutely no truth to the rumor Uncle Frank came up with the idea for the Pegasus after hearing our new national nightmare President-elect Trump say he was going to build a Wall and have Mexico pay for it.

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From Jay Hovdey, the author of “Whittingham: The Story of a Thoroughbred Legend” and “Cigar: America’s Horse” comes “Runhappy: Don’t Look Back, Something May Be Gaining on You.”

Hovdey works his magic to spin the fascinating tale of the recently-retired Breeders’ Cup sprint winner who succeeded despite being the product of a dysfunctional family that included the aforementioned Mattress Mac, his sister-in-law/racing manager/trainer Laura Wohlers and America’s sweetheart-turned Richard Kimble wannabe Maria Borell.

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Just in time for Oscar consideration is the Gary Barber-produced “Twitter Wars”, which will star Paul Giamatti as Andy Serling, Kevin Bacon as Ray Paulick and John C. Reilly as Tom Quigley of that famous corner.

Set for a spring 2017 release is David Milch’s epic “12 Years a Slave II”, which chronicles Todd Pletcher’s stint at the D. Wayne Lukas barn.

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