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Hitting the Turf: a punting life [Hardcover]

David Ashforth
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13 Jun 1996
A humorous account of one man's life-long obsession with gambling on horses, which describes a losing battle with the bookmakers that began as part of undergraduate life at Cambridge and continued through twenty-five years of racing misadventures and occasional coups.

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  • Hardcover: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; 1st edition (13 Jun 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747216819
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747216810
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 13.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 655,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A little gem 3 Mar 2006
By David
Format:Hardcover
For anybody with any interest in racehorses and gambling Hitting the Turf is a little gem and a must-read.
I bought it when it was first published around 1997 (?) and I've re-read it many times. I can open at it on any page and be immediately drawn into it.
Eccentrics, heros (and eccentric heros), hard luck stories, fools and horses are all there
David Ashforth writes a series of anecdotes superbly well that are informative, interesting and in very many places laugh-out-load hilarious.
Not a boring page in sight.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 26 Feb 2013
By Jay4
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It is only a collection of previously published material and not necessarily the pick. Found it somewhat repetitive. Still rate Ashforth as one of the best racing writers.
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