Road to the National

Road to the National

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In the 1994 Grand National on 9th April, 51-year-old Rosemary Henderson, on her horse Fiddlers Pike, came in fifth, becoming only the second woman to complete the course in the race's 154-year history. In doing so she not only captured the hearts and imagination of millions, but forced a whole bunch of smug sports commentators and journalists, who had predicted that the "galloping granny" (N.B. Rosemary has no children, let alone grandchildren) would take a tumble, to eat their words and wipe large amounts of egg off their faces. This is Rosemary's story, from her Gloucestershire childhood, when she rode ponies as a hobby, to her taking up point-to-point at the age of 30, to her life now in Devon as a horse-owner and trainer (and part-time secretary to her husband, an equine vet) and her continuing success as an amateur jockey.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 162 x 242mm | 516g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • Col.ill.
  • 0747519188
  • 9780747519188