Classic Horse-Racing Quotes: Horse-racing History in the Words of Those Who Made It

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Pavilion Books, Apr 28, 2005 - Reference - 288 pages

It may be 'a magnificent triviality' but horse-racing is one of the best documented, most spoken about and memorably described of sports – the very 'Sport of Kings'.

Graham Sharpe has collected and collated thousands of racing bon mots and quotable remarks from the sport's centuries of history to rehabilitate many long-forgotten turns of phrase and pithy chat. No section of the sport is neglected – jockeys, owners, trainers, lads, lasses, celebrities, racegoers, punters, writers and royals – all are represented with their own take on the turf.

Read what comic Peter Kay thinks of serial father Frankie Dettori's attitude to nappies; why Elizabeth Taylor was so easy to train for; which trainer secretly longs to turn up in the royal enclosure at Royal Ascot in a shellsuit; which famous trainer is 'as cuddly as a dead hedgehog'; and whose unique excuse for missing a race was that he 'got head-butted in the stomach by a deer'.

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Graham Sharpe has written more than 20 books with a gambling theme, including "Gambling's Strangest Moments,"

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