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The Demon

The Life of George Fordham

By University Lecturer and Fellow Christ College Michael Tanner

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Format: Paperback, 422 pages
Published In: United States, 10 May 2017
The finest jockey rider on the English turf during the nineteenth century was George Fordham--lauded throughout the sport as the Demon.Such was the judgment of his contemporaries from jockeys and trainers to owners and chroniclers. Yet history has not been kind to Fordham. Fate saw his career overshadowed by that of bitter rival Fred Archer, a jockey deemed his inferior but whose suicide invoked immortality.The question remains: if Archer is fit to be mentioned in the same breath as twentieth-century icons Gordon Richards and Lester Piggott, just how good a jockey does that make the unsung George Fordham?Acclaimed turf historian Michael Tanner shines a light on the life of this remarkable jockey and places him at long last atop the pedestal he deserves.
EAN: 9781524680114
ISBN: 1524680117
Publisher: Authorhouse
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 2.39 centimetres (0.62 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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