Mr Darley's ArabianFriday 17 June
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.