Robin Oakley - Tales From The Turf (2nd Hand Hardback)
Robin Oakley shares 40 years' worth of stories and anecdotes from his life as one of Britain's best-known turf enthusiasts.
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.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : As New
- Category : Non-Fiction - Sports & Pastimes
- Published : 2013 (Icon Books)
- ISBN : 9781906850661
- SKU : B002524
- PPC : SP500gm
- RRP : £16.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'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.
"Tales from the Turf is a fascinating read, whether or not you are a racing fanatic. I am not and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a wealth of information from the author’s lifelong enjoyment of racing and it is exceptionally well told. The style is easy and entertaining, with interesting and amusing anecdotes all the way through." - Google Review.
Robin Francis Leigh Oakley, OBE is a British journalist & racing writer from Kidderminster in Worcestershire. From 2000 to 2008, was European Political Editor at CNN International. From 1992 to 2000, he was Political Editor at the BBC.
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