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Long Live the National

  • $40.00


Michael Joseph Limited, London - first edition ISBN:0718122313, 1983, 1983. Hardcover, 9\" x 9¾\", with dust jacket Dark-blue cloth-bound boards with gold type to spine, photographic endpapers, 15 full-colour plates, 134 b&w photos, appendix (\'Grand National winners 1839-1982\'), and index. The Grand National - the supreme test for one man and his horse - has tugged at our emotions for nearly 150 years. Now some of the greatest modern names associated with the race have re-live their dramatic moments in a unique collection of stories. Here are jockeys, owners, trainers, broadcasters and even the Clerk of the Course recall their of memories of the great event, amazing stories, both triumphs and disasters (even Dick Francis\'s ride on Devon Lock (1956) which collapsed fifty yards before the winning post). (SM 2 Box 4)


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