'Eclipse first, the rest nowhere'. 'Betting shops are a licence to print money'. Just two of the most enduring and commented upon quotes about horseracing and betting. Great quotations reverberate down the years because of their ability to pithily encapsulate a feeling, a significant event, a universally understood truth, in just a few, striking, memorable words. Here you will find tributes, insults, sarcasm, sympathy, bad language, good humour, insight, ignorance - all the vital ingredients, in fact, of a great day at the races.
Graham Sharpe has spent 30 years working in the worlds of bookmaking and racing. He is William Hill's Media Relations Director, and an award-winning journalist and PR man who has studied the history of both the Sport of Kings and gambling, and written widely on the subjects.