Chance by Andrew Rule
‘If you want to bet on numbers, go to a casino. If you want theatre, go to the races.’ – Les Carlyon All his life, Andrew Rule has watched racing’s heroes and villains, dreamers and schemers. In Chance, he distils the daring, the desperation and danger of the track, peeling back some of racing’s most famous and infamous moments, its celebrations and its secrets, the grittiness behind the glitz. There are stories of those who set the odds and those who take them, betting plunges planned more carefully than bank robberies, of tricky trainers, reckless jockeys and bold bookmakers. Tough and sometimes tender, dark and sometimes funny, Chance transcends the industry they call the sport of kings.