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Born Lucky - John Francome

Pelham., 1985, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Previous owners inscription to pastedown scribbled out.

Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Champion jockey seven times, John Francome entered the record books in 1984 by riding his 1036th winner and breaking the record for the number of winners ridden under National Hunt Rules. Born Lucky tells of John’s rise from stable lad to top jockey and international sports celebrity. He learnt to ride as a child and his natural talent soon became obvious. John represented Great Britain m the junior show jumping team and won a gold medal at the European championships. In his book John talks about his brushes with the racing authorities, the John Banks affair and the ups and downs of life as a top National Hunt jockey.”

Size: 9½" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.