Classic Horse-racing Quotes
Horse-racing History in the Words of Those Who Made it
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... read more 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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