Jones Talks! Quips, Quotes and Oats
= December 28, 2004, 4:06 pm
Author = Robert L. Merz
Industry = Entertainment
Summary = The new book from America's favorite racehorse.
Body = FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PA – December 28, 2004 – Straight from the horse’s
mouth. In a newly published book titled "Quips, Quotes and
Oats: Smarty Jones Talks," the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and
near Belmont Stakes Triple Crown winner opens up about his life
on and off the racetrack. America’s horse gives the inside
Philadelphia story of his family, friends, fans and place in history.
thinker touches on topics spanning leadership and motivation to
humor and humility. He hurls some zingers, and throws a few ringers
on the horseracing establishment. In this fact-based tale, Smarty
gives an education ranging from the history of the horse to the
traits of a champion.
Pony up with
a feel-good story, and learn how this blue collar horse has touched
and restored the lives of those around him. Catch the emotion as
he runs for the roses and carries an entire nation on his back.
Go in depth with Smarty and learn his Team’s story of hard
work and big hearts.
as philosopher and humorist for his Team of heartwarming characters—owners
Roy and Pat Chapman; trainer John Servis; jockey Stewart Elliott;
lead pony Butterscotch; and a host of other notables. He provides
a stable’s worth of wisdom and lessons of life in the fast
This is a story
suitable for the young and adult reader. With a focus on entertaining
and teaching the reader, "Quips, Quotes and Oats" appeals
to a wide audience seeking both fact and fiction. This easy to read
fairy tale will bring back memories of Smarty’s legendary
ancestor Secretariat, and the fabled Seabiscuit.
With over 30
black and white photographs, featuring the award-winning work by
Amber Chalfin of downthestretchphotos.com, this book forms a moving
experience for the reader. More than just a book of humor and wit,
"Quips, Quotes and Oats: Smarty Jones Talks" is a story
with meaning and moral.
Robert L. Merz
is a Philadelphia native, who grew up as a sports enthusiast and
avid home town fan. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology
from Tulane University, and a Master’s degree in Industrial
Relations from The University of Oregon. He has
worked for several Fortune 500 companies in the fields of sales
and marketing. This is his first book.
This book can
be ordered direct for $9.99 + $3 s/h, on the Web from www.horsewit.com.
In addition, there is a toll free order # 1-866-horse-04. Write
to: Values of America Co., P.O. Box 35204, Philadelphia, PA 19128.
Quotes & Oats: Smarty Jones Talks;" Robert L. Merz ; 2004;
ISBN# 1-59457-673-4; Trade Paperback; 5 ¼” x 8”;
92 pages; Over 30 black & white photos; $9.99; Booksurge Publishing.
Web Site = http://www.horsewit.com
= Contact: Robert Merz
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