Tales From the Turf

Tales From the Turf

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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 legendsa€™ key moments, such as Frankie Dettori riding seven winners in a day at Ascot. He debates whether jockeys are sportsmen or masochists a€“ jump jockeys can expect a fall on average every 13 rides a€“ and reminisces about unusual achievements, including trainer Sirrell Griffitha€™s Cheltenham Gold Cup win after milking his 100 cows that morning. Tales From the Turf is an extraordinary account from the Spectatora€™s long-running Turf columnist, and a man for whom horseracing is a lifetimea€™s passion.... has no track resembling Epsom, few French races are contested pellmell the way the Derby is, consequently few French jockeys excel at Epsom. ... When Pour Moi and young Barzalona rewrote the statistics manual the only sadness is that it was at the expense of Carlton House. ... When Ruler of the World triumphed in the 2013 Derby it was yet another sign of the Coolmore empirea#39;s domination.

Title:Tales From the Turf
Author:Robin Oakley
Publisher:Icon Books - 2013-11-07


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