The Time of My Life by Geoff Lester
After 34 years at The Sporting Life, rising from tea boy to chief reporter, no one knows racing quite like Geoff. Here, in a fast-paced and hilarious memoir, he reflects on the sport’s greatest champions and most memorable characters.
It probably helped that he backed four winners, but Geoff insists that he was immediately smitten by the sport of horse racing from his very first taste, just a month after his 12th birthday when his father took him to Kempton’s 1960 Easter meeting.
Geoff has witnessed so many equine superstars from the last five decades, the likes of Arkle, Flyingbolt, Desert Orchid and Kauto Star over jumps, and Mill Reef, Brigadier Gerard, Nijinsky, Frankel and Sea The Stars on the Flat.
Sit tight and enjoy the ride as his distinctive fast-moving and amusing prose takes you on a helter-skelter global trip through the ages, mixing with some of the great legends of the racing world, both past and present.