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FatPunt
04 Apr 21 19:47
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Does anyone want to recommend any good Horse Racing books?
Prefer National Hunt but just a good read will do. Many thanks in advance.
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Report Alices April 4, 2021 7:56 PM BST
Doped by Jamie Reid and The Wayward Lad, Graham Bradleys autobiography are decent.
Report chavman April 4, 2021 8:21 PM BST
calling the horses by sir peter o sullivan
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 April 4, 2021 8:28 PM BST
FatPunt

I have lots of NH related books, I will put together a list and if you fancy any of them I will send them to you.
Report grayhawk April 4, 2021 8:29 PM BST
The Coup...Ken Payne
Report CROPSICK April 4, 2021 8:45 PM BST
Frankie Dettoris Magnificent 7
Report FatPunt April 4, 2021 9:49 PM BST
Thanks all.
Report dukeofpuke April 4, 2021 9:52 PM BST
I've got a copy of The Guinness Book Of Steeplechasing
Report GLASGOWCALLING April 4, 2021 9:57 PM BST
calling the horses by sir peter o sullivan


Agree with Chav.
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 April 4, 2021 10:15 PM BST
The first ones I have found are,

Paul Nicholls autobiography - Lucky Break
Peter O'Sullevan - Calling The Horses
The Druid's Lodge Confederacy - Paul Mathieu
A.P.McCoy biography - My Racing Life
Blown - Jamie Reid


I will dig out some more in the next couple of days
Report G Hall April 4, 2021 10:17 PM BST
Systematic Betting by Che Van Der Wheil.
Report alun2005 April 4, 2021 11:51 PM BST
Jamie Reid : 'Days Like These'
Report AaJay April 5, 2021 12:19 AM BST
Fun was my living by Quintin Gilbey
What are the odds by Bill Warterhouse
No regard for money by Charles Benson
Report AaJay April 5, 2021 12:23 AM BST
Bill Waterhouse
Report saxon farm April 5, 2021 12:24 AM BST
Men and horses I have known.
George Lambton, an incredible read of horseracing in the late 19th century.

Sods I have cut on the turf
Jack Leach.

The Barry Brogan Story.

All I thoroughly enjoyed, and I am easily bored.
Report FatPunt April 5, 2021 7:58 AM BST
Thanks. Keep them coming.
Report flatcap April 5, 2021 11:39 AM BST
Agree with a couple of the posts above

The Druids Lodge confederacy & Doped

Two excellent reads
Report paulo47 April 5, 2021 12:10 PM BST
Druids -agree
The Long Road From Portman Square = better if you know london and its pubs .
The Dickler and his Circle -surprisingly good -foreword by Oaksey .
Giving a little back - Barney's autobiography - enlightening .
Report clayfield1 April 5, 2021 4:49 PM BST
What are the odds, by Bill Waterhouse. The story of one of the biggest bookies in Australia if not the world. May be putting my copy of this book on Ebay in next week or so.
Report Somerset Sam June 19, 2021 7:52 AM BST
Was there a similar thread on non fiction racing books? Does anyone have a link to it? Cheers SS.
Report Ramruma June 19, 2021 8:27 AM BST
@Somerset Sam -- The books in this thread are non-fiction but a quick search turns up these threads and there are doubtless far more:-

https://community.betfair.com/horse_racing/go/thread/view/94102/31539043/ye-olde-racing-books-read-2019

https://community.betfair.com/horse_racing/go/thread/view/94102/30946165/dorothy-paget-and-william-hill

https://community.betfair.com/horse_racing/go/thread/view/94102/30699181/help-anyone-know-the-name-of-this-horse-racing-book-about-a-pro-gambler-195060s
Report Stark June 19, 2021 8:45 AM BST
The Jumping Game - Henrietta Knight
Report stewarty b June 19, 2021 9:06 AM BST
Harry Findlay's book wont win you any money but will entertain you and point out the perils of gambling. When I say entertain, it depends on your mindset.
Report brians June 19, 2021 10:12 AM BST
Tony 10.    An incredible true story of a Paddy Power shop manager who  used his position to illegally win £10,000,000  over a period of months and lost it all and more. I really enjoyed it. On Amazon I believe. Tony 10 was his user name.
Report Somerset Sam June 19, 2021 11:09 AM BST
Thanks all, many thanks. Have a good weekend.
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