12 February 2015
Roy Gill has visited every racecourse in Britain and Ireland. The story of his journey is well-told in this beautifully-produced book
For example, did you know that the meeting held at Newcastlewest in Co Limerick in 1867 witnessed “appalling scenes of drunkenness and the horrific murder of a child by its father.” Or that 1980s star chaser Buck House is reportedly buried at Thurles. Apparently Gill worked with local historians to gain information on each racecourse and didn’t simply copy facts and figures off websites, nor did he treat local legends as gospel.
… the book is certainly an enjoyable read and the hardback version represents fair value…
… make a lovely present for the racing buff in your life or you might like to add it to your own collectionmake a lovely present for the racing buff in your life or you might like to add it to your own collection.
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