Best Mate

Best Mate : The Illustrated Story of the Nation's Favourite Horse

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Best Mate, by winning three successive Cheltenham Gold Cups between 2002 and 2004, emulated the achievement of the legendary Arkle and secured his place in racing history. With jockey Jim Culloty and trainer Henrietta Knight he has formed an irresistible partnership that has been taken to the hearts of not just the racing public but the nation as a whole. Anne Holland weaves a fascinating story about how Best Mate left behind the fields of County Meath to come to Henrietta Knight's stables at Lockinge where she and husband Terry Biddlecombe have trained him to so many famous triumphs. Now all that remains is the pursuit of a fourth Gold Cup - with a huge crowd willing him on to another more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 200 x 266 x 24mm | 920.81g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 80 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752868489
  • 9780752868486
  • 2,161,394

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'The book looks and feels good and has some stunning photographs.' -- David Dew RACING POST 'A fascinating story' IRELAND ON SUNDAY 'nice pics' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'Concise, clearly written and lavishly illustrated... This is a book that will be enjoyed by all and will be hard to put down.' THE IRISH FIELD 'Accompanied by a very readable text... the book contains some cracking glossy pictures.' OXFORD TIMES 'Vastly superior... Best Mate's fans will get more out of this book than the Knight offerings... A suitable Christmas present for horse racing fans.' OLDHAM CHRONICLE 'A well written and highly detailed account of the champion's career to date and one can imagine any racing fan cantering down to the start of a happy Christmas with the book in his or her stocking.' DONCASTER FREE PRESSshow more

About Anne Holland

Having owned, trained and ridden many winners in the amateur ranks, Anne Holland understands intimately the heartbreaks, the hopes and the thrills found in this heroic sport. She is author of numerous books on horseracing and lives blissfully in rural Ireland where she rides former steeplechaser Bradbury Star, hunts as much as possible, enjoys going racing and breeds NH more

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