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Bogey Dawson is down on his luck. A horse trainer with big dreams and limited funds, he is passionate about Final Gift, a young filly with the potential to tear up the track, pull him out of his financial straits, and rebuild his reputation. Set in 1994 and the Charles Town racetrack, Bogey's Final Gift, written by thoroughbred racehorse breeder and owner John Meeks, leads ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Createspace
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Val Stasik
The plot, characters, and setting all worked together to make this book a good read. Having been part of the racetrack crowd and having lived in Charles Town, WV, many years ago, I found the descriptions of the area, the track, and the business of racing rang true. Meeks is obviously someone who has been a part of this scene. Although there are a lot of decent people in racing, there really are unsavory characters like the ones depicted in the book who care for nothing but the bottom line and wi ...more
M.A. McRae
A fast-paced thriller mixed with a particularly sweet romance. Both Bogey and Becky were full of character, and I also liked that the horses were as full of character as the humans. (Well, horses are.) My only criticism was that Meeks failed to write ‘The End.’ I would have been happy to read on, and looked for more, even though it was a perfectly suitable ending. 4 stars instead if 5 only because Goodreads' definitions are more severe than Amazon etc. It was not quite 'amazing' maybe, but I lik ...more
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I grew up as an only child on a rural farm. Reading was an early and growing source of pleasure for me. As a very young child a happy recurring dream was of finding a treasure chest filled not with gold and jewels but with books. Early in my school years I discovered the public library which became a favorite haunt.
These joys have accompanied me into adulthood. Even during my active medical practi
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