I read it from cover to cover, figures and all! The book is factually honest and a wonderful description about how horseracing (steeple chasing) is purely for fun. What pleasure John gave to Alex, and, to a limited degree, himself but obviously not his bank balance!
The constant theme I noticed was what fun and excitement John had, whether he was at the racecourse or watching the race on television, and what an extraordinary moment it is when occasionally the horse wins.
Michael Stoddart, Racehorse Owner
Pictured: Arctic Ben wins the 2m 4f handicap chase, Warwick 26.1.12. Photograph courtesy of: Edward Whitaker