Tales From the Turf: Reflections from a Life in Horseracing

Tales From the Turf: Reflections from a Life in Horseracing

by Robin Oakley
     
 
Britain and Ireland's Top 100 Racehorses of All Time author Robin Oakley takes us on a canter through the colourful world of horseracing. Join him as he shares evocative personal stories of being there at racing legends’ key moments, such as Frankie Dettori riding seven winners in a day at Ascot. He debates whether jockeys are sportsmen or masochists –

Overview

Britain and Ireland's Top 100 Racehorses of All Time author Robin Oakley takes us on a canter through the colourful world of horseracing. Join him as he shares evocative personal stories of being there at racing legends’ key moments, such as Frankie Dettori riding seven winners in a day at Ascot. He debates whether jockeys are sportsmen or masochists – jump jockeys can expect a fall on average every 13 rides – and reminisces about unusual achievements, including trainer Sirrell Griffith’s Cheltenham Gold Cup win after milking his 100 cows that morning. Tales From the Turf is an extraordinary account from the Spectator’s long-running Turf columnist, and a man for whom horseracing is a lifetime’s passion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906850678
Publisher:
Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date:
11/07/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Robin Oakley OBE is a European Political Editor at CNN International and was BBC Political Editor.

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