Memoir of a Racing Life by Hugo Bevan
As Clerk of the Course at some of England’s best-loved racecourses for 40 years, Hugo Bevan’s life in racing has generated a string of colourful anecdotes and only he can tell them.
In this short and entertaining autobiography, Bevan charts his career from his beginnings as an apprentice in the 1950s to working as Assistant Clerk at Aintree, during which he witnessed some of the most seminal moments in horse racing history and was privileged to know some of the sport's greatest personalities.
The humorous stories of the people he meets and knows - from professional gamblers to royalty - paints a nostalgic picture of another era, where character and a deep love of the job came before process and political-correctness.
The perfect stocking filler this Christmas.