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Mr Darley's Arabian

In 1704 a bankrupt English merchant sent home the colt he had bought from Bedouin tribesmen near the ruins of Palmyra. Thomas Darley hoped this horse might be the ticket to a new life back in Yorkshire but he turned out to be far more than that; although Mr Darley's Arabian never ran a race, 95% of all thoroughbreds in the world today are descended from him. An expert history, tracing the extraordinary bloodline through 25 generations to our greatest modern racehorse, Frankel; and celebrating the men and women who owned, trained and traded the stallions that extended the dynasty. Three centuries of scandals, adventures and fortunes won and lost captures the many faces of the sport of kings: from the diamond mines of South Africa to the trenches of the Great War, and a cast ranging from Smithfield meat salesmen to the inspiration for Mr Toad.

Paperback, 426 pages, 18 colour and 21 black and white illustrations.
7 x 5.
£6.99   was £12.99
Code: 20754

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