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Released September 25, 1986
ISBN 9780356127446

£20.00

A trainer loses his licence; a jockey is warned off: all in a day's work for the senior steward of the Jockey Club. But when the blackmailing starts, when a most influential corpse is found in a horse box at Newbury races, a cloud of corruption, suspicion and violence threatens to overwhelm the National Hunt season.


James Thackeray, racing journalist, erratic tipster, amateur jockey, had every reason to turn detective. He'd found the body. But it was only a matter of time before the villains found him. Saddling up for the Grand National might just be the last thing he ever did...

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John Francome

John Francome MBE is a former National Hut Champion Jockey, television pundit and author.

During the course of his career he was Champion Jockey seven times, between 1976 and 1985. Francome is the third most successful National Hunt jump jockey of all time after Tony McCoy (20 championships) and Peter Scudamore (8 championships). He is dubbed the best jockey never to have won the Grand National.

Like another former jockey, Dick Francis, Francome has taken to writing works of fiction. His books have featured on the bestseller lists.

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