• Willie Carson Up Front: A Racing Autobiography

    Willie Carson Up Front: A Racing Autobiography (Hardback) By (author) Willie Carson, By (author) Brough Scott

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    DescriptionThis autobiography is of one of flat racing's most successful jockeys, Willie Carson. From winning the 1979 Epsom Derby and Irish Derby on Troy, to victory in the 1989 Derby on Nashwan, his never-say-die racing tactics have endeared him to many racing fans. Carson's switch to Royal trainer Major Dick Hern in 1977 was an unqualified success when, in Jubilee Year, he won the Oaks and St Leger on the Queen's great filly, Dunfermline, and he has remained a loyal and eloquent supporter of the Major throughout the controversy of recent years. He intends to disclose for the first time the full story of how in 1989, the Queen came to dismiss the trainer and turn him out of his West Ilsley stables while he was still recovering from open heart surgery - a scandal that caused a public outcry.


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    Title
    Willie Carson Up Front
    Subtitle
    A Racing Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Willie Carson, By (author) Brough Scott
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Weight: 407 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091746889
    ISBN 10: 0091746884
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SPO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.3
    DC20: 798.40092
    BIC subject category V2: WSNB
    BISAC V2.8: SPO021000
    Illustrations note
    30 b&w photographs
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    Hutchinson
    Publication date
    07 October 1993
    Publication City/Country
    London