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24%OFFChristopher Mcgrath - Mr Darley's Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in 25 Horses: Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award - 9781848549852 - V9781848549852
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Mr Darley's Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in 25 Horses: Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

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Description for Mr Darley's Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in 25 Horses: Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Paperback. The story of racing told through the bloodline of twenty-five exceptional horses. Num Pages: 448 pages. BIC Classification: WNGH; WSBX; WSNB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. .
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award In 1704 a bankrupt English merchant sent home the colt he had bought from Bedouin tribesmen near the ruins of Palmyra. Thomas Darley hoped this horse might be the ticket to a new life back in Yorkshire. But he turned out to be far more than that: and although Mr Darley's Arabian never ran a race, 95% of all thoroughbreds in the world today are descended from him. In this book, for the first time, award-winning racing writer Christopher McGrath traces this extraordinary bloodline through twenty-five ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
John Murray
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Weight
28g
Number of Pages
448
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781848549852
SKU
V9781848549852
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Ref
99-10

About Christopher Mcgrath
Chris McGrath was racing correspondent at the Independent for seven years and has won multiple awards, including racing journalist of the year. This is his first book.

Reviews for Mr Darley's Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in 25 Horses: Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award
I galloped through Mr Darley's Arabian, Christopher McGrath's brilliantly colourful romp through the extraordinary horses and scandalous characters who make up the history of British horse racing
Observer, Best Holiday Reads
Excellent history of thorough-bred racing . . . immense attention to detail
Sunday Times
McGrath's book is erudite, his style wry and his descriptions astute ... Read more

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