Go Down to the Beaten : Tales of the Grand National - HB

Go Down to the Beaten : Tales of the Grand National - HB


Tales of the English Grand National Steeplechase.
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ISBN: 9781905156955Format: HardbackSeries: RacingPages: 342 pagesCountry of Origin: UKAuthor: Pitt, ChrisPublisher: Racing PostAge Group: General AdultSize: 16 x 24 cms
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This is the magnetic appeal of the Grand National - by those who didn't win it...and one who did.

Every year there is one Grand National - winning jockey - and 39 who tried but failed to win the world's most famous horse race. Some fell at the first fence.

Others were beaten a whisker in a heart-stopping finish. But every rider who has ever taken on the fearsome Grand National fences has his - and her - unique memories of one the greatest challenges in sport. In "Go Down to the Beaten" racing historian Chris Pitt distills the magic of the Grand National through the eyes of jockeys who, for one reason or another, did not reach the personal and professional pinnacle which the National represents - finishing with Tony McCoy, who famously won the 2010 race at his 15th attempt.

In doing so, Pitt presents a unique angle - inspirational, moving and frequently funny - on the greatest race of all.

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