John Anthony reviews Peter May's latest racing blockbuster:
'I have not come across a book like this one before... this is an accessible, well-written and meticulously researched history of racing'
The book is out now (hardback £20), available from your local bookshop, or ordered in, and online from Merlin Unwin Books.
You have the chance to win a copy of Peter's new book. Just answer this questions, and email your answer to email@example.com
Which horse first the 'first' Grand National in 1839
A) Lottery B) Raffle C)Tombola