'He comes across as a complex character - honest about himself, sometimes emotional, always single-minded and determined, brave and, finally, grounded. This is a lovely book about an extraordinary jockey and a special person'
'This is a fast-paced read that gallops along breathlessly from record to record, horse to horse. It starts close to the finish - two hurdles from home aboard Box Office at Sandown - and you are gripped from that moment on'
'A careful and unfailingly generous memoir, with friends honoured, employers respected, opponents admired and family at the centre of everything. But, mainly, it is the story of winning, of talent allied to absolute single-mindedness, of a will to win that could power a small town'