After more than 30 years working in higher education, first at the London of School of Economics and then at Rhodes House, Oxford, John Pinfold is now an independent historian based in Oxford. Brought up in Liverpool, he saw his first Grand National in 1967, and has witnessed at first hand all but two of the subsequent renewals of the world’s greatest steeplechase. A recognised authority on the history of the race, he has written widely on the history of horse racing, including contributions to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and the journal of the British Society of Sports History, Sport in History. His previous books include Gallant Sport: the authentic history of Liverpool races (1999) and The Velká Pardubická and the Grand National (2010).
Published by Medina Publishing Ltd:
Aintree – The History of the Racecourse