In between his romances with baseball, in early 1969 Bill Veeck took up the challenge of managing Boston's semi-moribund Suffolk Downs racetrack. When he took over the track, Veeck had yet to learn that the normal daily output of some sixteen hundred horses (including straw) would amount to so much, or be so hard to dispose of. But that was the least of his problems.

Thirty Tons a Day 2009, Ivan R. Dee Publisher

ISBN-13: 9781566638289

Trade paperback

Thirty Tons a Day 1972, Viking, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670701575