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Best books on Horse Racing … and the disappointments

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    clivexx
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    Henrietta’s book on trainers was very flat. The writing was like reading a bunch of school reports. I like her a lot but she needed assistance to bring it to life I gave up half way

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    Gingertipster
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    Betting For A Living – Nick Mordin: Disappointed me. Questionable idea of value and systems / method supposedly proven in just six months. Too short a time period to prove anything.

    value is everything
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    vikingflagship
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    I’ve got the Tiger Roll book absolutely love it. Though I might be biased as I love the horse :heart:

    VF x

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    yeats
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    Enjoyed “The Price of Success” Ryan Price’s biography by Peter Bromley and “Calling the Horses” Peter O’Sullevan’s autobiography.

    Has anyone read Tommo’s autobiography? Not done so myself but it must get the award for the worst title “Too Busy to Die”

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    clivexx
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    Emperors of the turf by Jamie Reid is well worth tracking down. Always writes well and succinctly and takes us back to a great era

    But one problem

    It’s laced with anglophobia. Whilst many points are clearly justified it’s relentless at times and not just aimed at the establishment but sneers at English race goers too

    Maybe that will dissipate a little as book progresses and it’s still highly recommended

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    FiftyP
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    Henrietta’s book on trainers was very flat. The writing was like reading a bunch of school reports. I like her a lot but she needed assistance to bring it to life I gave up half way

    I think I got about two and a half trainers in. Like you said, read like a school report, albeit a school report by a talented writer, just without the breadth of reading and writing experience to make it into a book rather than a single essay. Very by the numbers from someone whose vocation isn’t the written word.

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    clivexx
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    Come to think of it I think I didn’t get much further!

    Anyone remember a book on race times by someone called stav who posted here

    There was a thread asking what would you get someone that you hated for xmas. I suggested this and him and couple of others went ballistic

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