Kiwis, Canaries and Monkeys: 500 Extraordinary Racing Stories

Kiwis, Canaries and Monkeys: 500 Extraordinary Racing Stories

By: Graham Sharpe (author)Paperback

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The average racing book gives you statistics and information about racehorses, racecourses, trainers and jockeys; and tells you about riding a Derby or Grand National winner, becoming champion jockey, backing loads of winners, and how beautiful horses are. Graham Sharpe's latest racing book will tell you how Winston Churchill rode in a fixed race; how Henry Cecil's house was used as a cannabis factory; that Jenny Pitman's husband's pet name for her is 'Waggle Bum'; and, how the burglar who raided and robbed John McCririck's house then rang him up to taunt him. These, and literally hundreds of other strange stories about racing make up the perfect companion volume to Sharpe's best-selling "500 Strangest Racing Stories". In fact, no-one with even a passing interest in the Sport of Kings will be able to resist delving into the pages of Kiwis, Canaries and Monkeys to discover just how deeply odd, nay strange, the world of racing can be. As well as kiwis, canaries and monkeys there are tales of bulls, whales, dogs, pigs, seagulls, locusts and many more getting mixed up with racing - what more could anyone wish for in a racing book?

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About Author

GRAHAM SHARPE 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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781905156979
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781905156979
  • ISBN10: 1905156979

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