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Henry Cecil: Trainer of Genius Hardcover – 12 Apr 2013

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Racing Post; First Edition edition (12 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905156847
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905156849
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 4.4 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 182 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 216,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sir Henry Cecil has been a brilliant trainer of racehorses, a charismatic and complex man. Brough Scott's achievement has been to explain Cecil's genius and charisma without shying away from the more complex issues. The result is a wonderfully rounded portrait of one of the most endearing figures in British sport. --David Walsh, chief sports correspondent of the Sunday Times

This book is a triumph of its genre, and does full credit to both the writer and his complex but so thoroughly engaging subject. It should be required, and enjoyable reading, for both the casual race watcher and the most ardent student of the sport. --Channel 4 Racing

The story of Henry Cecil's life is what the whole world of racing has been waiting for. Brough's book is a masterpiece and does the maestro full justice. --Ian Balding, Derby-winning trainer

... a classic book about a classic legend. --The Independent

... a gem of a book ... Brough Scott has written a brilliantly sensitive, balanced and authoritative book --Robin Oakley, The Spectator

Scott's tour of Cecil's inner self is as fascinating as it is illuminating --Charlie Brooks, The Daily Telegraph

Brough Scott, the author, has done an excellent job in capturing this remarkable, but flawed, man. --Country Life magazine

This is by far the best book on racing I have ever read. It combines a truly extraordinary story one that no novelist would have dared to submit with brilliant writing by an author who is almost as knowledgeable about horses and the turf as his subject. It is a just tribute to a man who deserves to be admired beyond even his achievements. --Stoker Devonshire, The Spectator

It's a great story, well told. --Daily Racing Forum

This is by far the best book on racing I have ever read. It combines a truly extraordinary story one that no novelist would have dared to submit with brilliant writing by an author who is almost as knowledgeable about horses and the turf as his subject. It is a just tribute to a man who deserves to be admired beyond even his achievements. --Stoker Devonshire, The Spectator

It's a great story, well told. --Daily Racing Forum

This is by far the best book on racing I have ever read. It combines a truly extraordinary story one that no novelist would have dared to submit with brilliant writing by an author who is almost as knowledgeable about horses and the turf as his subject. It is a just tribute to a man who deserves to be admired beyond even his achievements. --Stoker Devonshire, The Spectator

It's a great story, well told. --Daily Racing Forum

About the Author

Brough Scott MBE has covered racing for many years, broadcasting for ITV and Channel 4, as well as co-founding the Racing Post. Voted Best Racing Journalist of the Year 2010, he has written numerous books, including Of Horses and Heroes and Galloper Jack.


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