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by Rudolph Alvarado

  • ISBN: 0615187579
  • Author: Rudolph Alvarado
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Caballo Press of Ann Arbor; 1st edition (March 28, 2008)
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  • Category: Memoris
  • Subcategory: Ethnic & National
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Hernandez called the races at Santa Anita from opening day through 1972 without missing a single one, a streak that .

Hernandez called the races at Santa Anita from opening day through 1972 without missing a single one, a streak that spanned almost thirty-five years and over fifteen thousand races. In addition, he also called the races at a number of other west coast tracks (Bay Meadows, Tanforan, Del Mar, et. and did a turn or two at each of the Triple Crown tracks (Churchill Downs, Pimlico, and Belmont Park)

Then-I met Rudy Alvarado and Father Frank at Santa Anita Park After reminiscing with them, it made the words jump off the page! Please read this book and, if you have chance to go to a book signing, tell them Cindy says HI! From Joe's grandson's perspective. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. As a child, I always took my grandfather's love, generosity and celebrity for granted.

April 16, 2010 History. 1st ed. by Rudolph Alvarado. The untold story of Joe Hernandez. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The untold story of Joe Hernandez from your list? The untold story of Joe Hernandez. the voice of Santa Anita. Published 2008 by Morris Publishing in Kearney, Nebraska.

Personal Name: Alvarado, Rudolph. Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-244) and index. Personal Name: Hernandez, Joe, 1909-1972. Corporate Name: Santa Anita Park (Arcadia, Calif.

His biography, The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa Anita won the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award and his biography on the late-great jockey Garrett Gomez and his struggles with addiction was a finalist for the same award

His biography, The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa Anita won the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award and his biography on the late-great jockey Garrett Gomez and his struggles with addiction was a finalist for the same award. He has also been a finalist for the following the book awards: USA Best Books Award (Twice), National Indie Excellence Award, New York Book Festival, Eric Hoffer Book Award, Next Generation Indie Book Award and the Premier Book Award.

Joe Hernandez (June 3, 1909 – February 2, 1972) was the voice of Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, from .

Joe Hernandez (June 3, 1909 – February 2, 1972) was the voice of Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, from the time the track opened on Christmas Day 1934 until he fainted at the microphone on January 27, 1972. As Rudolph Alvarado noted in his biography on Hernandez (The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa Anita), "From here the bust would also serve to introduce Joe, and what he meant to Santa Anita to future racing fans. Most importantly, placed here, Joe’s gaze would always fall on his beloved Santa Anita. YouTube Encyclopedic.

The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa Anita. The book comes with a CD featuring Joe's famous calls, as well as Joe's Last Call

The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa Anita. Jim Healy Tribute Site. 02-14-2008, 06:34 PM. Rudolph Alvarado. The book comes with a CD featuring Joe's famous calls, as well as Joe's Last Call. He brings the original Voice of Santa Anita back to life, with all his charisma joined with a personal, deep love for horses and racing born of unique experiences. I hope that everyone enjoys the book and that they will feel it is a worthy addition to the history of thoroughbred horse racing.

Joe Hernandez (June 3, 1909 – February 2, 1972) was the voice of Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, from the time the track opened on Christmas Day 1934 until he fainted at the microphone on January 27, 1972

Joe Hernandez (June 3, 1909 – February 2, 1972) was the voice of Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, from the time the track opened on Christmas Day 1934 until he fainted at the microphone on January 27, 1972. It was reported 28 February 2016 on the TVG horseracing channel that Hernandez had been kicked by a horse earlier and died while calling a race at Santa Anita Park.

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Dr. Rudolph Alvarado's compelling and in-depth biography captures the story of Joe Hernandez, a Mexican-American, who despite his ethnic background became thoroughbred horse racing's greatest race caller at a time when most Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were being repatriated to Mexico due to America's Great Depression. Alvarado's biography uncovers the extent to which Hernandez went to fit into this Anglo-American dominated world, and reveals that Hernandez's impact on the sport of thoroughbred horse racing went far beyond that of being a race caller. This is the first biography ever written about a Mexican-American involved in the sport of horse racing and the first to capture the social impact that a sport played in shaping the life of a Mexican-American. The book comes with a CD of Hernandez's most famous race calls. Included among them are his call of Seabiscuit's victory in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap and Johnny Longden's last ride in 1966.
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Goltizuru
Was a fan of Joe's didn't really care about his family 'history' but it is interesting history of racing when it was the most attended sport in the US
Whilingudw
Excelent book, well written and researched. I learned some things about Joe's life previously unknown. The bonus CD's of Joe's most notable race calls is excellent. His last race call is particularly impacting.
Blueshaper
Rudolph Alvarado, The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa Anita (Caballo Press of Ann Arbor, 2008)

I heard somewhere along the line that The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez had been picked up by a major press. As of this writing (April 2010), I see no evidence of this at Amazon, but having now read the book, it wouldn't surprise me in the least. The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez is a very, very good book, could be great with a bit of retouching, and deserves a much wider audience than it's gotten so far.

Joe Hernandez is a racing legend, and one of the few in the business that isn't either a horse or a jockey. Hernandez called the races at Santa Anita from opening day through 1972 without missing a single one, a streak that spanned almost thirty-five years and over fifteen thousand races. In addition, he also called the races at a number of other west coast tracks (Bay Meadows, Tanforan, Del Mar, etc.) and did a turn or two at each of the Triple Crown tracks (Churchill Downs, Pimlico, and Belmont Park). For a while, racing on the radio was synonymous with the voice of Joe Hernandez as well; simply put, for a lot of years it was virtually impossible to be a racing fan and not come into some sort of contact with the man. If it involved Thoroughbreds, he did it, everything from bloodstock importation to appearing in Thoroughbred-related movies and TV shows. Joe's professional life was on display for America to see, but his private life was a closely-guarded secret. Alvarado, intrigued by the man, contacted his son Frank, and the two of them set off to discover who Joe Hernandez was in private. They uncover some pretty amazing stuff, and Alvarado weaves that into what everyone already knows, creating the first complete picture of one of racing's immortals.

As a biography, it is beyond compare. Alvarado's research is exhaustive, and the book is loaded with footnotes and a range of primary source that's impressive. The only real problem with the book is that it could have used another editorial run to correct a few spelling errors (the use of "loose" when "lose" is meant, for example), some awkward punctuation (the most obvious example being that colon in the title, which should be a comma), and a few colloquial structures (the use of hyphens in "nine-years-old" sticks out in my head for some reason). All of these are minor corrections that would do nothing to the substance of the book. I don't work for a big publishing house, but I am of the opinion that were these changes made, this is a title that wouldn't be out of place at Doubleday, Viking, etc. A fine piece of scholarship about an exceptionally interesting guy. If you're even a casual fan of Thoroughbred racing, this one's a must for your bookshelf. ****
fabscf
I read "The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez, the Voice of Santa Anita" because we were having a book signing at Santa Anita Park. I learned so much about the racing industry, the creation of the tote boards, photo finish, introduction of the Mutual Clerks, and how he set the standard for calling a horse race.
Joe was mysterious and fascinating. His passion for the racing industry was incredible. He was calling races throughout the country, appeared in movies, taped races for delayed broadcast on radio and television, owned horses, bought horses for others, and was a jockey agent. He was involved in all aspects of Thoroughbred racing. The book taught me about an industry that I really didn't know too much about.
Then--I met Rudy Alvarado and Father Frank at Santa Anita Park After reminiscing with them, it made the words jump off the page! Please read this book and, if you have chance to go to a book signing, tell them Cindy says HI!
Mr.Bean
Horse racing,with its colorful and rich history has found another hero, and that is Mr. Rudolph Alvarado. By patiently reassembling the biography of legendary race-caller Joe Hernandez, Alvarado has not only saved a long a legacy from fading, but he uncovered a source of inspiration not only for Mexican-Americans, but for ALL Americans as well. Alvarado paints an image of a hard working young man who's ambition carried and brought his dreams to reality, during a time when most doors were closed. Recognized as the 'voice of Santa Anita', Joe was also the voice of West Coast racing, he called them from Longacres in Washington State. To Agua Caliente in Tijuana Mexico. Joe called them, and to many, we can still hear Joe's famous..."aand there they go!"
With this book, Alvarado has reopened the memory vaults of many a racing fan, but needs not to be from that set to enjoy this gem. Mr. Alvarado...thank you!

David J. Beltran
Thoroughbred breeder and author of 'The Agua Caliente Story'
Maman
Long before Trevor Denman set foot in the announcer's booth at Santa Anita, another legendary "Voice of Santa Anita" had already broken barriers, blazed new trails, and established a legacy of memories at The Great Race Place. To call Joe Hernandez memorable --to those who knew him intimately-- simply does not do justice to the incredible talent and incredible impact he had on Southern California thoroughbred racing from the day he called the original "lidlifter" at Santa Anita to his untimely passing in 1972. Now author Rudy Alvarado gives us an incredible "up close and personal" look at a man who was successful beyond belief at a time when Latinos often struggled, yet --at the same time-- seemed troubled in his personal life and by his own past. If you enjoyed Seabiscuit, you'll LOVE The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice Of Santa Anita!
Llallayue
It has been a pleasure to hear and read so many favorable comments made by so broad a spectrum of people regarding Dr. Alvarado's book. During my own reading the principle concern was, of course, the Joe Hernandez side of the story but the segments relating to horse racing in general were equally interesting. The book was a revelation although I was never really surprised at the newly discovered facts of Joe's life because he was such a kaleidoscopic character. Certainly it was rewarding to be able to cooperate with Rudy on his wonderful project.

Fr. Frank Hernandez, S.J.

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