The Allure Of The Horse

A review of two books, Courses for Horses and Frankel

Michael Thorn
ILLUMINATION
Published in
9 min readSep 28, 2023

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I remember wet Easter school holiday afternoons when there wasn’t much to do other than sit in front of horseracing on TV. That was OK with me. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of watching horses and their jockeys galloping towards the winning line. And the race commentary is an important part of the magic.

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