"...a compilation of some of the best writing about horses, owners, trainers, jockeys and the great racing festivals." The Times. Chapters include; Horses : Thomas Darley, Timeform Annual, Anthony Trollope, Damon Runyon, Marcus Marsh, George Lambton, John Kent, Philip Larkin. Owners : - John Hislop, Andrew Devonshire, David Ashforth, Paul Mathieu, the Earl of Rosebery, Robert Morley, Benjamin Disraeli. Trainers : - Jeffrey Bernard, Simon Barnes, Susan Gallier, John Betjeman. Jockeys : Dick Francis, Siegried Sassoon, Rudyard Kipling, Jack Leach, Ernest Hemingway, Sam Chifney, Sir George Chetwynne, Adam Lindsay-Gordon, Benjamin Disraeli, Martin Amis, George Borrow, E.P. White, Guy Griffith, Michael Oakshott, Evelyn Waugh. Festivals - The Races, Robert Hughes; Newmarket - Sir Bevis of Southampton, Duke Cosmo of Tuscany, John Macky, Daniel Defoe, H. Harebrain; Cheltenham - Bells Life (a newspaper), Hugh McIlvanney, Jeffrey Bernard; Aintree, The National; Epsom, Derby Day, Racing and Politics, Winston Churchill; Brighton - Graham Greene, David Ashforth, Jamie Reid; Galway Races, W.B. Yeats. Longchamp, Emile Zola.