Harrah's Louisiana Downs is hosting author Richard Maturi for a book signing January 7th - 10th just outside of the Inside Rail from 11:30am - 5:30pm. Maturi is the author of Triple Crown Winner: The Earl Sande Saga. You can purchase his book there for $25 and I will def be stopping by!



January 7-10, 2012!


(Bossier City, LA)- Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is pleased to welcome author Richard J. Maturi on January 7-10, 2012. Maturi will autograph copies of his book, “Triple Crown Winner: The Earl Sande Saga” from 11:30am – 5:30pm each day as part of a national tour. Original artwork created by Joyce Canaday, equine artist, was created especially for this new paperback edition. Copies of Maturi’s book will be on sale for $25.00. Maturi has been to Canada and 42 racetracks in 26 states telling the story of Sande. He has also made appearances on HRTV.


Sande's accomplishments include:
--Six consecutive victories in one day setting a World Record
--Dramatic comeback after doctors said he’d never ride again
--The second American Triple Crown, on Gallant Fox
--Lifetime percentage of 26.4% winning mounts
--Lifetime percentage of 60.9% in-the-money mounts
--5 Belmont Stakes
--3 Kentucky Derbys
--1 Preakness
--5 Jockey Club Gold Cups
--4 Withers Stakes
--3 Lawrence Realizations
--3 Suburban Handicaps
--3 Dwyer Stakes
--Hall of Fame inductee with first class
--Winner of 1923 International Match Race aboard Zev vs. Papyrus
--Winner of thirty-nine stakes races in 1923, a record that stood for thirty years
--Top Money-Winning Jockey 1921, 1923, 1927
--Top Money-Winning Jockey Record that stood for twenty years


The book signing will take place outside of the Inside Rail starting each day at 11:30am. For more information, contact Shelli Briery at sbriery@caesars.com.