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Patrick Smithwick

Patrick Smithwick has been working with horses all of his life. As a youth he began riding for his father, A. P. "Paddy" Smithwick, the legendary steeplechase jockey. He worked his way through college by exercising thoroughbreds and riding steeplechase races at major East Coast racetracks and riding at hunt meets such as the Maryland Hunt Cup and the Grand National. His earlier book, Racing My Father, is an exploration of the realities inside the fast-paced world of American racing. Today he...See more