Of Horses and Heroes: A Racing Tribute

Of Horses and Heroes: A Racing Tribute


By (author) Brough Scott

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  • Publisher: Highdown
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 189mm x 246mm x 25mm | 1,002g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Newbury
  • ISBN 10: 190515657X
  • ISBN 13: 9781905156573
  • Illustrations note: 50 b&w and colour photos
  • Sales rank: 686,036

Product description

Brough Scott has been inspired by horses. As a professional jockey he rode them in the Grand National and at Cheltenham. As a writer and broadcaster, he has followed the racing game as far afield as Australia, Argentina, Hong Kong and Japan but for him it has always been the horses that have been at the heart of it all. In this collection of his writings over the last 40 years, he puts them centre stage. No one has ever written about the racehorse the way he does. Whether actually in the saddle on Red Rum, in the stable with Shergar, at the fences with Denman, or inflight with Motivator, he gives us a unique understanding of the equine athlete and those around it. He takes us up the gallops at Newmarket, on to the Moors at Middleham, into the Forest of Chantilly and across the Curragh Plain. He stands in the foaling box and at the winning post. He goes where only the gallopers go. No one who likes horses or racing should miss it.

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Author information

BROUGH SCOTT, a former jumps jockey, has covered racing many years, broadcasting for ITV and Channel 4, as co-founder of the Racing Post and as a journalist working for the Sunday Telegraph. He has written numerous books, most recently a biography of his grandfather Sir Charles Seeley, Galloper Jack.