Take a syndicate of five gentlemen gamblers: a stud owner, a Royal vet, two City financiers and a Master of Foxhounds. Look near Stonehenge for the spot to build an isolated yard. Recruit a brilliant young Irish trainer. Enforce secrecy by locking up the stable lads and censoring their post. Find trusted agents to place the stable’s bets. Be patient, and the rewards will come. Here’s the story of the Confederates of Druid’s Lodge: the men who made racing pay.
“The best racing book of the year. Stylishly written and brilliantly researched.” Brough Scott, Independent on Sunday
“Outstanding detective work. Dick Francis would be hard put to invent a tale more fascinating.” The Times
“One of the finest racing books it has been my good fortune to read.” Irish Independent
“Punting is all about knowing something no one else knows. This is one of those books everyone should read.” Barney Curley
“One of the best racing books ever written. A true classic.” Horse & Hound