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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  • Publisher: Hutchinson
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 242mm 407g
  • Publication date: 7 October 1993
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091746884
  • ISBN 13: 9780091746889
  • Illustrations note: 30 b&w photographs

Product description

This 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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