Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dick Francis tells a tale of wine and roses

May 7, 1973.  If you picked up the Sports Illustrated Kentucky Derby issue with this date on  it you would have encountered a short story by Dick Francis entitled "A Day of Wine and Roses."  When it appeared in his collection Field of Thirteen he returned to his original title, "The Gift."

Under either name the story involves a boozy reporter who is supposed to cover the big race.  He uncovers a big story.  If he can stay sober enough to write it...

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