|By Kevin Patton, The Gleaner, Henderson, Ky.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"The Legendary R.A. "Cowboy"
Karcher, who had written another project for the publisher, was brought in to write
Through more than 50 years of racing thoroughbreds,
"Neither of his parents had much education, but they wanted their children to be successful," Karcher said.
"All I ever wanted to do was ride a horse,"
The famaliar nickname came a few years later during a television interview with famed track announcer Chic Anderson.
Life away from the track made
"He was open and honest with me about that incident," Karcher said. "If there was something going on, he didn't have any inkling about it."
Despite 83 broken bones in his career,
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