The Dick Francis Treasury of Great Racing Stories

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The master thriller writer and world-renowned champion steeplechase rider has selected these fourteen classics of short fiction to represent the most enthralling of all stories about horse-racing.

Inside, you'll find a stableful of thrills and a few surprises from such famous authors as Arthur Conan Doyle and J.P. Marquand, Beryl Markham and John Galsworthy, Sherwood Anderson and Edgar Wallace. Brimming with color, excitement and atmosphere, here are compelling tales of dreams and treachery, horses and horseplay, Holmes and Watson, love and death, and a full complement of riders, rogues, and the fascinating royalty of the turf.

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"These are rollicking good stories, sure to stir anyone with a drop of sporting blood." -- Booklist

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This 14-story collection of horseracing stories by British and American writers will provide pleasant reading for fans of the "sport of kings." Represented here are such familiar names as Arthur Conan Doyle ("Silver Blaze," the story in which Sherlock Holmes makes his famous pronouncement about "the curious incident of the dog in the night-time"), Edgar Wallace ("The Coop," in which the prolific mystery writer's series character, race track tout Educated Evans, turns a surprise profit) and Sherwood Anderson ("I'm a Fool," the first-person narrative of a young man trapped in his own deceit, entertaining despite its outdated racial attitudes). Francis, as might be expected, has a bit of crime at the heart of his "Carrot for a Chestnut," a story of the fixing of a race with an O. Henryish twist. Welcome ( Grand National ) spins a tale of the unlikely racing triumph of an Oxford student over his untrustworthy best friend in "A Glass of Port with the Proctor." The volume opens with Richard Findlay's "The Dream," a nicely done tale of premonition and disaster, and closes with E. de Somerville and Martin Ross's "The Bagman's Pony," an offbeat, amusing story of a race against the clock in Colonial India.
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