Classic Horse-racing Quotes: Horse-racing History in the Words of Those Who Made it

By Graham Sharpe | Paperback
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It may be 'a magnificent triviality' but horse-racing is one of the best documented, most spoken about and memorably described of sports - the very 'Sport of Kings'. Graham Sharpe has collected and collated thousands of racing bon mots and quotable remarks from the sport's centuries of history to rehabilitate many long-forgotten turns of phrase and pithy chat. No section of the sport is neglected - jockeys, owners, trainers, lads, lasses, celebrities, racegoers, punters, writers and royals - all are represented with their own take on the turf. Read what comic Peter Kay thinks of serial father Frankie Dettori's attitude to nappies; why Elizabeth Taylor was so easy to train for; which trainer secretly longs to turn up in the royal enclosure at Royal Ascot in a shellsuit; which famous trainer is 'as cuddly as a dead hedgehog'; and whose unique excuse for missing a race was that he 'got head-butted in the stomach by a deer'. 

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FormatPaperback 
Pages288 
Dimensions234mm x 158mm x 20mm
PublisherRobson Books Ltd 
Release Date28 Apr 2005 
ISBN-139781861058591 

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