Favourite Racehorses Through the Years

Anne Holland
Winners All

A dream line-up of racehorses, spanning 300 years, from the Byerley Turk to the steeplechasers and hurdlers of the 21st century, all brought to life by Anne’s Holland’s passion and expertise. Includes: The Byerley Turk, Eclipse, Manifesto, Nijinksy, Istabraq, Beef or Salmon, Moscow Flyer, Zenyatta and many more …

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224 pages
228x155 mm
Category Sport

Stories of bravery, determination and some unforgettable horses.

Best-selling author and racing insider Anne Holland introduces her fifteen favourite racehorses. It is a dream line-up spanning three hundred years, from the great Byerley Turk, warhorse and ancestor of the thoroughbred line, to the steeplechasers and hurdlers of the twenty-first century. Anne’s passion for her subject and extensive knowledge are undeniable, and the drama of a horse and its rider taking a fence or a jockey coaxing his mount to a thrilling finish will grip you.

Winners All recreates the times the sport of horse racing has captured imaginations and tells the stories not just of the horses, but also of their bloodlines, of the people behind their breeding and training and of the jockeys who rode them to their successes. This book is rich with entertaining anecdotes and tales of courage, grit and not a little glamour.

The Byerley Turk * Eclipse * Bend Or * Manifesto * Cottage Rake * Jay Trump * Nijinksy * Golden Cygnet * Istabraq * Dorans Pride * Beef or Salmon * Moscow Flyer * Hardy Eustace * Makybe Diva * Zenyatta

Anne Holland was a successful amateur rider who once rode at Aintree on Grand National day. She has written many books on horse-racing including Steeplechasing: A Celebration, The Grand National: The Irish At Aintree and All in the Blood.

'a must for all horse-racing enthusiasts'

Evening Echo

'tells each story with clarity and is well worth its place in any racing aficionado’s library'

Sky Sports

'fascinating reading'

Sky Sports

'if you are a fan of racing nostalgia then Winners All by Anne Holland hits the target'

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