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The Jumping Game : How National Hunt Trainers Work and What Makes Them Tick - Henrietta Knight

The Jumping Game

How National Hunt Trainers Work and What Makes Them Tick

Paperback Published: 7th March 2019
ISBN: 9781788541657
Number Of Pages: 384

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Retired racehorse trainer Henrietta Knight probes the secrets of thirty top National Hunt trainers in England and Ireland.

As the woman who trained the great Best Mate to win three consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups, no one could be better qualified than Henrietta Knight to discover what makes today's top jumps trainers succeed. From eccentric, outspoken Yorkshireman Mick Easterby, to elegant, aristocratic Venetia Williams, from Irish wizard, Willie Mullins, to perfectionist champion trainer, Paul Nicholls and young pretender, Dan Skelton, here is a dazzling cast of extraordinary characters, all with their quirks and foibles, but with one single-minded ambition – finding first-class horses and training them to win big races. Henrietta shares their dramatic journeys, methods and secrets of working in a tough, competitive industry. For the trainers, every win reignites the thrill of the sport and a craving for success that never dies. Their stories are fascinating, each one illustrated with unique photographs from private albums.

Industry Reviews

'This timely book should enlighten and entertain not only the racing cognoscenti, but anyone who has ever had anything to do with a horse'
Country Life

'A fascinating treatise'
Spectator

'[Henrietta Knight] is the perfect guide ... Essentially, this is a study of success ... For Knight, too, it is another fine achievement' Racing Post. 'Fascinating reading'
Irish Independent

'It's not for nothing that she has been a trainer for more than 20 years: she has plenty of experience, and her voice and opinions come over loud and clear'
Spectator

'A dazzling cast of extraordinary characters'
Countryside

'It's a dazzling cast of extraordinary characters ... [Knight is] a master of her craft'
Essex Rider

ISBN: 9781788541657
ISBN-10: 1788541650
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 7th March 2019
Publisher: HEALTHKIT/ZENITH EDUCATIONAL S
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.3

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