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Tales From the Turf (Paperback)

Reflections from a Life in Horseracing

Robin Oakley

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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 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.

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

A gallop through Oakley's racing life … Tales from the Turf is probably the book Oakley has most enjoyed writing, and it shows. The pace is unrelenting.Racing Post


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ISBN: 9781906850685

Price: 8.99 GBP

Pages: 288

Publication date: 05/06/2014

Category: Sport

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