Mr. Darley's Arabian


Product Details

Pegasus Books
Publish Date
February 13, 2018
5.5 X 8.5 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Christopher McGrath has won multiple awards as a racing correspondent, for seven years with the Independent (London). He has been voted Racing Journalist of the Year and commended as Specialist Correspondent at the UK Sports Journalism Awards. He has interviewed many leading figures on the international Turf, and also contributes a regular column on other sports. This is his first book. He lives in England.


McGrath has the advantage of being a superbly gifted writer. He can wield a dependent clause like a stiletto. And his access to today's mightiest figures in racing greatly enhances the book's final sections. For both popular and scholarly readers who love horses and horse stories, the book is amply worth reading.
A fascinating book. McGrath's book is erudite, his style wry and his descriptions of horses and men astute.
This is a history about the sport of kings--horse racing--as told through the bloodlines of 25 horses. But like Seabiscuit, critics say this entertaining work is so filled with memorable characters and details of the distant times in which these champions competed that even those who've never clutched a ticket stub and cheered on a filly will be enthralled.
Chris McGrath has provided us with an important addition to the history of horse racing.
McGrath has produced a racing book like no other--a book of remarkable scope. For the horsemen the racing careers of great horses are there. But McGrath's book will be read by a much wider public for its lively social history.
Ambitious and unique. McGrath unrolls a remarkable history of thoroughbred racing in England over 300 years.
Fascinating. This isn't just a book about horse lineage. The wonder of it is how McGrath manages to use the bloodline to trace so much else. A stunner of a book, deserving of an audience much beyond horse-racing fans.
Devoted subjects of the sport of kings will adore the historical diversions.