Ann Arbor, Michigan (PressExposure) April 23, 2008 -- Rudolph Alvaradoâs recently released biography The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa Anita, which comes with a CD of Hernandezâs famous race calls, continues to gain notice and impress critics and readers. In a recent review for the Daily Racing Form, award winning author Jay Hovdey named the book one of two new releases worth reading. In recommending the piece, Hovdey wrote, ââ¦ Alvarado's extensive research offers an expanded image of Hernandez as a flamboyant sports reporter, a Hollywood demi-celebrity, radio personality, and successful bloodstock agent, while providing any number of tasty vignettes along the way.â
Likewise, Jay Privman and Roger Stein praised Alvaradoâs biography on their thoroughbred horse racing radio shows on April 5. Reflecting on the piece Stein stated, âI couldnât skip over itâ¦ he [Alvarado] tells a great storyâ¦. You guys gotta see this book. Thereâs so much in here thatâs enjoyable.â
Officials at Santa Anita Park, the pristine thoroughbred race track located in Arcadia, California, hosted a book signing for Alvarado on April 5 and 6, and on April 6 members of Hernandezâs family stood in the winnerâs circle with Alvarado as Hernandezâs memorable call of Seabiscuitâs win in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap was played over the trackâs loudspeakers in honor of the bookâs release and in tribute to Hernandez. In describing the experience, Alvarado expressed, âI was honored to be at Santa Anita and to spend time with Joeâs family. I was happy that the book signing was a success and that the book was so well received.â At the present time Alvaradoâs biography is available exclusively at [http://www.voiceofsantaanita.com].