Jockeying For the Record Books

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Frank Amonte is a Winthrop resident with a glint in his eye...and a goal he refuses to relinquish.

The 72-year-old wants to earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "oldest jockey to win a thoroughbred horse race."

WBUR's Producer Sarah Bush went to Suffolk Downs to see him race for the record. She brings us this audio portrait of Frank Amonte...who's 5-feet-2 inches tall, 116 pounds, and larger than life.

WBUR's Sarah Bush produced this feature. To see her photos and video of Frank Amonte at Suffolk Downs, click on the links below.

This program aired on June 11, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.