Mr Darley's Arabian

Friday 17 June
Harmony Marquee
6.00pm  /   £12, £10 (c)
95% of all thoroughbred horses are descended from one animal, an Arab stallion shipped from Aleppo to Yorkshire in 1704. Chris McGrath’s superb account is subtitled A History of Racing in 25 Exceptional Horses and it is riveting as he shows how Frankel is the direct descendant of the great Darley Arabian. A tale of jockeys, trainers, bookies and millionaires with a single equine bloodline as its narrative thread.

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