Book-Review-Triple-Crown

 

Triple Crown

by

Felix Francis

After hosting Tony Andretti from the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA), in the ways of British Horseracing Authority (BHA),  Andretti invites Jeff Hinkley to come to America and help him find a mole in his organization.

And that is how Triple Crown begins with British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) lead investigator, Jeff Hinkley, working with the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA) to find a mole in the agency.

Hinkley joins his FACSA colleagues on a disastrous raid on a trainer’s barn at Churchill Downs.  The only thing they discover is a body.  Then, on the morning of the Derby itself, three of the most favoured horses in the field fall sick and are withdrawn from the race.

At this point, Hinkley decides to go undercover as a groom at Belmont Park racetrack in New York where he discovers some corrupt individuals who will stop at nothing, including murdering Hinckley to win the Triple Crown.  The Triple Crown is a series of races that include; The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.  These three races are contested over five weeks in May and June each year and only three-year-old thoroughbreds are eligible to enter.   Therefore a racehorse has only one year, during its career, in which to win the Triple Crown.

I rated

Triple Crown

as a

four-star audiobook.

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At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers had awarded

Triple Crown

an average of 3.66 stars

from 1,995 ratings

and 298 reviews.

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Triple Crown

can be purchased online at

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon

 

WeeklyPrompts-Urban

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urban

in, relating to, or characteristic of a town or city.
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We are constantly told that this bridge is recognised everywhere.

I guess with similar bridges in Tyne and New Jersey…

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Urban

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Cee’s-FOTDCh22-1115-Monet-Flowers-5

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On Friday, November 04, we ventured

over to Melbourne, only our

second visit since the Pandemic commenced,

to visit the Monet & Friends Exhibit

at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

As we were leaving we passed through

a room full of artificial flowers which I hope

are suitable for entering in FOTD Challenge.

I daresay that Down Under may be last, or first,

on the list of places to visit.

  So, if you have seen the exhibit in a nearby city,

you will be able to attest to its beauty.

If you have not seen this exhibit, may I recommend it?

 

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