I enjoyed reading John’s descriptions of the different type of characters who attend the race meeting, this made me laugh out loud.

The stories of the ‘ups and downs’ of the racehorses, jockeys and trainers were enlightening.

It was interesting to read about John’s support and understanding of Alex’s logic when she talked about her racehorses’ future. The welfare of the racehorses after they had finished racing was pleasing to read.

The costs of actually getting a racehorse to the racecourse was a surprise to me.

The comments on the different types of racecourse hospitality racehorse owners can expect to receive was an eye-opener.

As well as people who have an interest in racing, this book might appeal to someone who is interested in autobiography: this book gives an insight into the Timpson Family.

Angela White, Timpson House Colleague, and member of the Northern Racing Club

Pictured: SIXTY SOMETHING with J Greenall wins Handicap Chase at Doncaster 12-12-14.