"there was only one racing story that survived"

The racing tale is 'My Old Man', which would be published in his first short story collection, In Our Time (1923). The story, told from the point of view of a jockey's twelve-year-old son, was one of the few pieces to survive being lost when Hadley left a trunk of Hemingway's manuscripts unattended in a train compartment. Fortunately, before leaving Paris, Hemingway had mailed the story -- of which he was quite proud -- to the Toronto Star's Greg Clark, as well as leaving a copy with journalist and editor, Lincoln Steffens (see 'Bookmark' for page 42).