John Perrotta is American turf’s Renaissance man. In more than 50 years in the industry, he has been a hot walker, jockey agent, owner, breeder, racing manager of champions and blood-stock agent. That varied racetrack experience led Perrotta to becoming the technical adviser, writer and executive story editor of the acclaimed HBO series LUCK, a novelist and founder of the Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network that became the popular weekday show At the Races with Steve Byk. He also is a handicapping-tournament player who qualified for the National Handicapping Championship in 2014.
'Half a Chance,' about a down-on-his luck jockey agent who finds himself entangled in a web of deceit and larceny, follows Perrotta’s racing memoir Racetracker: Life with Grifters and Gamblers and his novel If Wishes Were Horses. "The characters in this story have been hanging around for many years at a racetrack in my head, and I hope my readers have as much fun getting to know them as I did creating them."