Oaksey on Racing: Thirty Years of Writing and Riding


Gift inscription by the author. Jacket taped to book. 256 pages. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwideThis is a collection of three decades of John Oaksey's horse-racing journalism as "Audax" in "Horse and Hound". His writing draws on a close knowledge of the sport and extensive experience as a leading amateur jockey in the post-war period. The pieces include descriptions of races from both the stands and the saddle, notably the 1963 Grand National, in which Oaksey's mount Carrickbeg was narrowly beaten by Ayala. Other pieces focus on outstanding horses such as Arkle, Mill Reef, Dawn Run and Desert Orchid, leading personalities of the racing world and a range of controversial issues, from all-weather racing to the use of the whip.

Title: Oaksey on Racing: Thirty Years of Writing and Riding

Author Name: Oaksey, John; Clayton, Michael [Foreword]; Magee, Sean [Editor];

Categories: Sports,

Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd: 1991-10-14

ISBN Number: 0413652300

ISBN Number 13: 9780413652300

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Jacket Condition: Good Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)

Seller ID: 083333