Best Mate: Chasing Gold by Henrietta Knight lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Highdown, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Two images immortalise Cheltenham 2003: the brilliant Best Mate sprinting clear to win the Gold Cup, champion for the second time, and trainer Henrietta Knight and her husband Terry Biddlecombe in a galloping celebration, not just of victory but of life itself.
This is the story of a horse and two people, all of whom have known pain and glory. It is a story about racing; it is also a story about tenderness and love and the attraction of opposites, of how a prim majors daughter met racings bluff Prince Hal and became one of the leading trainers of her generation. Above all, it is the story of Best Mate, christened the new Arkle, of a champions journey from a waterlogged field in County Meath to the pages of racing history, and how a horse can capture hearts. No less than the trainer and her husband, Best Mate has known adversity, surviving a traumatic first month of life and, in one of racings best kept secrets, a damaging injury just months before that epic defence of the Gold Cup.
Working with award-winning Sunday Times journalist Andrew Longmore, Henrietta Knight has produced a unique and unforgettable insight into the making of a champion and the shared dreams that sustain the team around him.
Some horse, some story.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 231 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Sport Horse Racing category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!