During the production of the Blood the Soil the Gold many non-purists have had the need or occasion to read the manuscript. To the man they have found the contents to be entertaining and informative, to the extent that many have described it as ‘difficult to put down’. This is thanks largely to a conscious effort to steer away from the stigma of being described as a ‘horse book’, with the aim to provide for the general public as much as the racing tragics.
The book not only tells the story of one of the world’s most high profile and successful commodities, it also illustrates the social and cultural associations between mankind and the thoroughbred over the last two millennia.
If though you are of the breed that considers the smell of turf at 5am akin to an aphrodisiac then you will be well served by the author’s challenging and informative observation on the industry.
Not the least of these is the ground-breaking invention by the author of , which adds huge impact to the presentation of the thoroughbred’s bloodlines and their development and spread over the last 300 years.