Join the Scudamore’s as one of the most successful families in British sport settles down for a good, long chat about triumph and disaster at the races.
Simply put, this book is not dissimilar to having a chat with your mates down the local pub. Brilliantly written but in an interview like style, this book will highlight the passion, brilliance and determination of one family who have set out to dominate the racing world.
Listen in, as three generations of high-flying jump jockeys engage in a full and frank discussion about the great horses they rode, the brave men and women they rode against, the shocking injuries they suffered, and why such a dangerous job was the only one they ever wanted.
Strikingly different in character and in riding style, The Scudamore jockeys, although totally different characters, are very alike in their ability to tell a great tale. In doing so, they also shed light on the sport of horse racing, a sport that all three of them have made their lives.
Chris Cook is an award-winning racing journalist who writes for The Guardian. He was supposed to do something else but was a lost cause from the moment he set foot on a racecourse, at Newton Abbot in 1980.
This book will be of interest to everyone who is fascinated with jockeys, and why they do what they do. It is also inspirational for any aspiring young jockeys.