Sports book review: When Racing Was Racing

NEWSPAPER archives and libraries can be wonderful places. They offer a treasure trove of cherished memories from years gone by. So why just leave those memories to gather dust? This book delves into the vast photographic archives of the Daily Mirror and is a pictorial thing of beauty.   When Racing Was Racing looks back …[Read More]

Sports book review: Racing Crazy: The Best of David Ashforth

I’ve been reading David Ashforth’s words on and off for 20-odd years. More off than on, to be honest, because racing newspapers are expensive and I’ve never been one to buy them every day! But this sports book is brilliant because it allowed me (and any others unlucky enough to have missed out on David’s …[Read More]

Sports book review: Jumping Prospects 2012/2013

The “proper” national hunt season is looming large, and I’m getting excited at the prospect of old friends like Big Buck’s, Long Run and hopefully Kauto Star returning to the track. But if you want to really get in the mood for the winter jumps season then you should buy the latest edition of Jumping …[Read More]

Sports book review: Paul Ferguson’s Jumpers To Follow 2012-2013

THIS sports book is a decent read and particularly useful for those of us who like to follow unexposed horses. Jumpers To Follow 2012-2013 focuses on well researched pen portraits of 40 Leading Prospects, which are a mixture of established stars, dark horses and those expected to rise through the ranks. Last season’s Leading Prospects …[Read More]