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Infamous Occassions - John Welcome

Michael Joseph, 1980, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Top edges of text block tanned.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. Being an examination of Some Famous Racing Scandals and Sensations Down the Ages. John Welcome has taken a fresh look at a series of scandals which down the years have rocked the racing world ever since Sir John Bunbury, the first ‘Dictator of the Turf’, accused the Prince of Wales of cheating over the Eclipse affair. Bunbury, followed by Bentinck, Rous and Durham, were all dictators wielding absolute power and John Welcome’s fascinating investigation into their methods of attaining and exercising it exemplify the truth of the dictum that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 224
ISBN: 0718118103