Eric O’Keefe is the author of The Cup, the dramatic story of Damien Oliver’s epic journey to the winner’s circle in the 2002 Melbourne Cup. Eric also co-wrote the screenplay for the movie version of The Cup with Australian director Simon Wincer. The feature-length film is slated for release in 2010. Based in Dallas, Eric has covered Thoroughbred racing on four continents. He freelances for The New York Times and is editor-in-chief of The Land Report, the Magazine of the American Landowner. For more information about Eric, his book, and the movie, visit www.TheCup.com. You can also connect with Eric at Facebook.com/TheMelbourneCup, or on Twitter @thecuponline.