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Of Horses and Heroes: A Racing Tribute Hardcover – 7 Nov 2008

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Racing Post; 1st edition (7 Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190515657X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905156573
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 2.2 x 25.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 748,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This beguiling 252 page hymn to the horse ... is written with all the zest, understanding and passion which are its multi award winning author s hallmark. --Sir Peter O'Sullevan

It is the story of his 60-year love affair with racing, and it is splendid. --Brian Viner, The Independent

Of Horses and Heroes is a wonderful racing book. The chapter on the great Dancing Brave is worth the admission money alone. --Simon Barnes, The Times


Brough Scott has been inspired by horses. As a professional jockey he rode them in the Grand National and at Cheltenham. As a writer and broadcaster, he has followed the racing game as far afield as Australia, Argentina, Hong Kong and Japan but for him it has always been the horses that have been at the heart of it all. In this collection of his writings over the last 40 years, he puts them centre stage. No one has ever written about the racehorse the way he does. Whether actually in the saddle on Red Rum, in the stable with Shergar, at the fences with Denman, or inflight with Motivator, he gives us a unique understanding of the equine athlete and those around it. He takes us up the gallops at Newmarket, on to the Moors at Middleham, into the Forest of Chantilly and across the Curragh Plain. He stands in the foaling box and at the winning post. He goes where only the gallopers go. No one who likes horses or racing should miss it.

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