LEESBURG, Virginia., April 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mid-North from Virginia horse country, in the historic city center Leesburgis a quaint independent bookstore, Books and Other Found Things that Jerzey Wahoo Media, LLC says will host the release of the final chapter in a trilogy of thoroughbred racing novels.
What are the odds?… Calculation of coincidence, the following All In?… beware of cross currents and the conclusion The elusive horizon of life…an unholy trinity provides readers with a spellbinding trio of stories while providing insight into Thoroughbred racing and breeding during a transformative time in the sport’s long and storied history.
At the heart of the story is a dueling dance of the elites of the equine industry: There are Beauregard-Wellingtonhead of his family Lexington, Kentuckyracing empire and only son of Bentley Wellingtonformer two-time Commonwealth governor, founder of a bourbon distillery and husband of a coal baroness Abigail Prescott Wellington. Then there is Thomas Jefferson Cutter III of Leesburg, Virginiawho took over the family Thoroughbred business when his father died suddenly shortly after TJ graduated University of Virginia.
A fateful meeting between the two young riders at Jersey shore’s Monmouth Park Hippodrome in 1983 sets in motion a chain of events that implicates the two families, along with a growing circle of friends and associates, in a web of scandals involving murder, sex, shady financial dealings and contacts with the underworld.
Affectionately known as the Cutter/Wellington trilogy, the author Rob Hillard called his work “my life on steroids”. A 1974 UVA graduate, Mr. Hilliard borrows generously from his time at Ireland, Germany and New York City; his experiences as a racetrack employee who also served as research for his master’s thesis on the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation, and his days as an active UVA student and alumnus.
Falling in love with the characters he created in his first novel and a global pandemic forcing confinement, Mr. Hilliard took stock of his story in 18 months. His goal ? “…for the trilogy to become a cult literary experience for fellow alumni, especially those who walked the lawn in 1974.”
The owner of Books and Other Lost Property, R. Allen Robinson noted: “The novels emphasis on the north from Virginia horse country and the Cutter family’s ties to University of Virginia fits well with my desire and that of my late wife, Nancy B. King-Robinsonto support local artists, authors and the community.”
While the three Cutter/Wellington trilogy novels can be purchased through Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/author/passion-from-rhilliard) or Touch the periphery (https://outskirtspress.com/cutterwellingtontrilogy), Mr. Hilliard suggests that interested readers visit his website at www.jerzeywahoomedia.comwhere net proceeds from the sale of paperback editions of his novels will be donated to the Loudoun Literacy Council and Madison Housea not-for-profit entity that acts as a liaison between AVU student-volunteers and the Charlotteville/Albemarle communities. Each book purchased on the author’s site will contain a personal handwritten note.
the Leesburg event at Books and Other Found Things takes place on Wednesday April 13from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The author will also appear on the 2n/a Acting Books in Charlotteville to April 20. Those interested in attending either event should respond directly to Mr. Hilliard, either by calling (248-320-1846) or writing ([email protected]). There is no entry fee, all three novels will be available, and complimentary appetizer and beverage service and door prizes will be provided.
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