One of racing great characters recalls his life in the sport in a brilliantly entertaining memoir.
John Oaksey has seen it all in racing, as a jockey, commentator and newspaper reporter. After a lifetime devoted to the sport he recalls the great characters, horses and races that have made horseracing the great passion of his life, a passion that he is so brilliantly able to convey to others.
One of the most respected and loved people in the sport, partly due to his work with the Injured Jockeys Fund, John Oaksey has a fund of fascinating and hilarious stories to tell. This book is not just a wonderful self-portrait, it is also a definitive account of racing since the war.
- Publication Date:
- 09 / 10 / 2003
- 153 x 234mm