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Jack Berry SIGNED COPY / Race Horse Trainer / Horseracing Yorkshire Man
Jack-Berry-SIGNED-COPY-Race-Horse-Trainer-Horseracing-Yorkshire-Man
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh (City of), United Kingdom

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180810175242
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Good: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Minimal damage to the book cover eg. scuff ... Read moreabout the condition
Author:

Jack Berry

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Hardback

Subject:

Unclassifiable

Language:

English

Subject 2:

Equestrian & Animal Sports

Special Attributes:

1st Edition, Signed

Publication Year:

21/03/1991

ISBN:

9781872708089

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Author(s)Jack Berry
Date of Publication21/03/1991
Language(s)English
FormatHardback
ISBN-101872708080
ISBN-139781872708089
GenreUnclassifiable: no BIC

Publication Data
Out-of-print date08/03/1995
Content NoteIll.(some col.).

Dimensions
Height240 mm
Pagination192

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It's Tougher at the Bottom
by Jack Berry

Lambourn Publications Ltd, London First Edition, 1991. Special Edition signed by Jack on the first day of the Flat Season, 21st March, 1991. (see picture below). hardback book with dust jacket. 192 pages including the index. Illustrated with b&w photographs.

Berry's Racing Background:
Started his apprenticeship with Charlie Hall and rode out horses for John "Towser" Gosden, father of noted British trainer John Gosden, when they stopped over en route to northern tracks. Rode on the flat in 1952, but the following year he turned to jumping and his biggest wins came in the Montague Hurdle in 1963 and 1966. His jumping career was rather lackluster, as he only accumulated 47 wins, only one number larger than the number of bones he broke before leaving the saddle in 1969 and taking out a trainer's license.

Berry's Racing Career
Berry, now retired, is renowned as a trainer of very fast horses and is particularly successful with his two-year-olds ... He is one of Britain's best known racing characters and always wears a red shirt to the races. The author of three books, Berry titled his autobiography "A Year in Red Shirts". His other books, entitled "It's Tougher at the Bottom" and "One to Go" (co-written with Alex Ferguson), contain anecdotal stories about horseracing ... Jack also branched into the recording business in 1997 with an album called "Off And Running", a collection of songs with a country/western feel. Some of the proceeds went to the charities he has long supported ... Among his best horses were dual group 2 winner Bolshoi and Mind Games. The latter won group races at ages two, three, and four and was Champion European three-year-old sprint colt in 1995 ... Bolshoi's group 2 wins, the King's Stand Stakes and the Tripleprint Temple Stakes, both came in 1998, in his fifth year of competition ... Though a group 1 eluded him, Berry rates winning the Ayr Gold Cup, with So Careful in 1988, and his three wins at Royal Ascot in 1998 as his biggest thrills. The three wins at Ascot included a double with Selhurstpark Flyer and the King's Stand with Bolshoi ... Saddling Bolshoi to a seventh-place finish in the '98 Breeders' Cup Sprint marked his only entrant in the championship races ... Berry took the the British training title in 1990 and trained over 1,500 winners in his career ... He also trained Palacegate Jack to give Lester Piggott his last British win ... He owned Moss Side Racing Stables at Cockerham, near Lancaster in the North West of England ... Upon retirement in 2000, Berry's son Alan took over the yard ... He has done a lot of work for the Injured Jockeys Fund and often accompanies them on their annual holiday. He is a trustee for the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre. He also opens up his yard for charity and has organized charity race meetings ... He was made a member of the British Empire in the Queen's birthday honors in 1996.

CONDITION

The dust jacket remains unclipped and in good condition - the book itself is in good condition with clean pages throughout - the front endpaper 'Special Edition' pasted-on slip signed by the author.

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UK - £3.00 / Europe 6.50 / US and REST OF WORLD £7.50








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