Valley of the Racehorse: A Year in the Life of Lambourn by Robin Oakley

Valley of the Racehorse: A Year in the Life of Lambourn by Robin Oakley

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The village of Lambourn is rivalled only by Newmarket as the home of racing, with over 4000 race horses based there. This evocative account of a year in the life of the village reveals the way the racing world works, using interviews with jockeys, trainers, stable lads and the local publican.

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Lambourn is the home of racing, rivalled only by Newmarket, with over 1500 racehorses bassed there. In Robin Oakley's evocative account of a year in the life of this village, he reveals the way the racing world works. Talking to trainers, jockeys, stable lads and even the local pub landlord, he presents the great characters that make racing what it is - people like Jenny Pitman, Charlie Brooks, Jamie Osborne as well as those almost unknown beyond the village such as Eddie Fisher who prepares the training grounds. Oakley shows how close to reality the novels of Jilly Cooper and Dick Francis really are.

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SKU GOR001221550
Title Valley of the Racehorse: A Year in the Life of Lambourn
Author By (author) Robin Oakley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0747217831
ISBN 13 9780747217831
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Lambourn is the home of racing, rivalled only by Newmarket, with over 1500 racehorses bassed there. In Robin Oakley's evocative account of a year in the life of this village, he reveals the way the racing world works. Talking to trainers, jockeys, stable lads and even the local pub landlord, he presents the great characters that make racing what it is - people like Jenny Pitman, Charlie Brooks, Jamie Osborne as well as those almost unknown beyond the village such as Eddie Fisher who prepares the training grounds. Oakley shows how close to reality the novels of Jilly Cooper and Dick Francis really are.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001221550
Title Valley of the Racehorse: A Year in the Life of Lambourn
Author By (author) Robin Oakley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0747217831
ISBN 13 9780747217831
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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