Author Peter May, with his PhD in Artificial Intelligence, is known to the many fans who subscribe to his racing tips and it seems he’s got a winner here with his new book A Day at the Races, which he is pictured signing this week at Blackwell’s Oxford. In a series of short, pithy articles, he has pieced together a compulsive-reading history of horseracing through all the fascinating days which made up the sport’s history.
Here’s what the early reviewers are saying:
‘I have not come across a book like this before. Yes, I have seen weighty tomes with price tags to match, but this is an accessible, well-written and meticulously researched history of racing that deserves to sell in the thousands’. John Anthony, Racing Ahead magazine
‘A very engaging and informative journey through racing centuries’ – David Ashforth, former Racing Post feature editor
‘Dr May’s innovative approach to the telling of racing’s history is a real treasure trove for all racing fans.’ The Racing Forum
‘It’s a highly entertaining, engrossing read which is more than just a colourful history lesson on the sport of kings. The depth of research is staggering and I learned so much.’ Mike Cattermole, TV presenter
‘Peter May’s enthusiasm is infectious; his research is phenomenal.’ Henrietta Knight, trainer