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Making the Running: A Racing Memoir
Making the Running: A Racing Memoir by Ian Balding 0755312783 9780755312788
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Making the Running: A Racing Memoir by Ian Balding

The image of the Derby winner with his leg in plaster was broadcast around the world. Alongside Mill Reef stood a baby-faced man who had won the Arc, the King George, the Eclipse, and now the Derby. He trained for the Queen and Queen Mother; and Lester Piggott, Willie Carson and Frankie Dettori all rode for him, but where had he come from and how had he got there? Ian Baldings story is one of heartbreaking loss and outrageous good luck. He gained entrance to Cambridge by catching a book rather than reading it, left without a degree but with a rugby blue, and became one of the outstanding amateur sportsmen of his generation. Baldings burgeoning talent was quickly noticed and he was head-hunted by Peter Hastings-Bass, who tragically died just three months later, leaving Ian in charge of his stables at Kingsclere. Ian had no money and no experience of running a business, but he learnt fast. In Making the Running, Ian Balding reveals the pressure of maintaining the pace and shares the highs and lows of the sport of kings.

Author: Ian Balding

Language: English

Edition: 1st Ed.

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing

Publication Date: 2004-06-01

Our Price: $9.47

ISBN: 0755312783

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