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  • #3036
    SirHarryLewis
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    Ive read a few ok racing books-biographies in my time most notably Dunwoodys, Vincent O Briens and Curleys etc but Ive also read one or two I hated.

    Top of the pile for me is Jenny Pitmans which was just pages on how all round wonderful a trainer and person she was.  Boring.

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    #77669
    guskennedy
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    The most disappointing racing book I ever read was the biography of Lester Piggott by Dick Francis.

    #77670
    apracing
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    <br>The one about a year at the Mark Johnston stable, called Always Trying.

    It certainly was ………

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    #77671
    cormack15
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    I’ve always liked the Dick Francis one on Piggott.

    #77672
    dilysb
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    I thought the Francis bio embarrassing but did enjoy Lester’s own, later version.

    #77673
    Drone
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    I once read a nauseatingly florid and sensationalist book by Tim Fitzgeorge-Parker called ‘Great Jockeys’ or some such, whose prime objective seemed to be the canonization of said ‘greats’. Long out of print I’d guess, and hope.

    #77674
    clivex
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    Stavs speed ratings book ;)

    #77675
    seabird
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    :biggrin:

    Colin

    #77676
    davidbrady
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    LOL @ clivex. I was waiting for somebody to put that up.

    I bought "The Tao of Poker" a couple of weeks ago (based partly on the recommendation of a forumite) which I thought was pure rubbish and my biggest waste of €20 in a while (including my bet on USA in the Ryder Cup)

    #77677
    clivex
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    Forgot to add, that the link is at the bottom of Stav’s post :cheesy:

    #77678
    SirHarryLewis
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    Quote: from stav on 3:06 pm on Sep. 25, 2006[br]

    LOL @ clivex. I was waiting for somebody to put that up.

    Yes – hilarious.

    EC or myself would no doubt get ‘told off’ by Sal or Cormack if we were to post a similarly derogatory personal attack on another member of this board.

    As it is, this unfunny cnut will get off scot-free, again.

    One rule for one….<br>

    Ah lighten up.

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    #77679
    The Market Man
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    My most enjoyable books were on Willie Carson and Pat Eddery.

    What I found really interesting was Eddery’s comment that he thought the best horse he ever rode was possibly Golden Fleece. You’d’ve put a lot of money on him saying Dancing Brave or El Gran Senor wouldn’t you?

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    (Edited by The Market Man at 5:32 pm on Sep. 25, 2006)

    #77680
    SirHarryLewis
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    Quote: from stav on 5:04 pm on Sep. 25, 2006[br]That’s easy for you to say, sitting there in the comfort of the Big Boys Club.

    Wait until the worm turns and it’s you who is persecuted daily on here for no reason at all.<br>

    Yes , I can think of nothing worse then people I dont know and will never see (and who obviously dont know me) might turn on me and suggest ….eh suggest what exactly??

    And of course me and Clivex are complete syncophants towards each other arent we.  

    Genuinely sorry if anyone hurt your feelings but im sure he didnt mean it. Alternatively maybe he did…i dont know

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    #77681
    The Market Man
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    Quote: from stav on 5:36 pm on Sep. 25, 2006[br]He’s had it in for me ever since he found out that I’m black.

    Disappointing that blatant racism still exists in this day and age but there you go :angry:

    <br>I don’t want to get involved in personal squabbles on here but Stav if that accusation is unsubstanciated it’s bang out of order.

    #77682
    SirHarryLewis
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    Quote: from The Market Man on 5:46 pm on Sep. 25, 2006[br]

    Quote: from stav on 5:36 pm on Sep. 25, 2006[br]He’s had it in for me ever since he found out that I’m black.

    Disappointing that blatant racism still exists in this day and age but there you go :angry:

    <br>I don’t want to get involved in personal squabbles on here but Stav if that accusation is unsubstanciated it’s bang out of order.

    Yes its true, Clivex used to be a big fan until he found Stav giving out his book in a nightclub toilet in Bognor Regis.  Somehow, even Jupe never smelled as good since.

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