'Too Much Egg' is the story of eighteen months in the life of Jamie Osborne, a brilliant National Hunt jockey and one of the finest horsemen in the British Isles. When the season started in 1998, he was at his peak. Then, in November, he fell at Cheltenham and smashed his wrist so badly he was told his racing days were over. Six weeks later, Osborne was arrested in a dawn raid, taken to Charing Cross Police Station, thrown in a cell and told by the Organised Crime Group that they wanted him for the fixing of races and the doping of horses. The following morning, the Jockey Club stripped him of his licence.
While still under investigation for illegal practices, Osborne tells how he was approached by a former police officer who claimed that he could release Jamie from police arrest in return for money. It was the start of the most astonishing episodes in British sport, which would expose Jamie Osborne to serious personal danger, humiliate the Jockey Club and the Metropolitan Police and result in one of the most dramatic criminal investigations of modern times.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2002
- 158 x 240mm