Ever wondered what it might be like to own a horse, not just back it with a pony on the nose - own it? Stan Hey did. A veteran of the windswept racecourses of National Hunt he finally decided to stop betting on other people's horses and join the inner circle. With the growth of partnerships and syndicates this has become increasingly possible so four horses, two trainers, and a few thousand pounds later Stan Hey had this story to tell. An Arm and Four Legs is his honest account of the pitfalls of racehorse ownership. Its fierce disappointments, escalating costs, skulduggery and deceit are set alongside the intense pleasure offered by an afternoon spent at the track, drinking, betting and chatting to your trainer while the rest of the world has its feet tucked under a desk.
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About the Author
Stan Hey has written two crime novels and two books about sport- A Golden Sky: The Liverpool Dream Team and Gary Lineker’s Golden Boots. He was born in Liverpool and was educated there and at St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. He now lives in Wiltshire, so he can be close to Wincanton and Cheltenham racecourses. He is married with two sons, who are already beginning to take an interest in nags.