Britain and Ireland's Top 100 Racehorses of All Time

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Kauto Star, Nijinsky, Arkle, Desert Orchid, Frankel, Red Rum … how do you rank the best British and Irish horses from both Flat racing and jumping? How do you compare a fleet-footed sprinter with the robust staying power of a steeplechaser?Robin Oakley’s highly personal list will provoke debate among racing fans everywhere. A lifelong devotee of racing and well known as the Turf correspondent for the Spectator, former BBC Political Editor Robin Oakley has made his selection not just on statistics but on the ‘fun factor’, giving prominence to horses who seized the public’s imagination.He brings the legendary names of past and present vividly to life with a wealth of fascinating stories behind their victories. Illuminated by archive photographs that illustrate the athleticism, character and courage of the horses, Britain and Ireland’s Top 100 Racehorses of All Time is the perfect gift for any fan of racing and its colourful history.
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ISBN-13: 9781906850524
ISBN-10: 1906850526
Pagini: 320
Ilustrații: b/w illustrations
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 29 mm
Greutate: 0.29 kg
Editura: Corinthian
Colecția Corinthian
Locul publicării: Shepreth, United Kingdom

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Robin Oakley OBE is a European political Editor at Cnn International and was BBC political Editor. His most recent book was The Cheltenham Festival: A Centenary History (Aurum, 2011)


'The short history of each runner; detailing owners, jockeys and career highlights will keep the armchair enthusiast or racecourse regular entertained ... [Oakley's] breadth of knowledge and easy style make this a dead cert.'
'His own descriptions of legendary horses and races are richly evocative.'
'Unlikely to settle any bar room debates over the greatest race horse. But it might prompt a few.'
'For the racing fan you know and love, Top 100 Racehorses of All Time could be just what they need for reference and maybe that big winning bet!'