In this text, Julian Wilson reminisces about the great horses of his time - Hyperion, Pontenuovo, Red Rum and Shergar - and puts a host of owners, trainers, jockeys and commentators under the microscope. Off the track, he relives the merry-go-round of parties, gambling and infidelities.
Julian Wilson had been BBC television's Racing Correspondent for 32 years until he retired at the end of 1997. His father was the legendary sports writer Peter Wilson. He started his career in journalism as sub-editor on Glasgow's Noon Record, where he went on to become a reporter on rugby and soccer. He joined the BBC in 1966 and has written several books, including a biography of Lester Piggott.
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Equestrian & Animal Sports
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40 col plates (16pp), (resized from HB material), With index