This is the website of the book "In Search of Running Rein - The Amazing Fraud of the 1844 Derby".
The 1844 Derby was the most scandalous event in the history of the Turf – tarnished by substitutions, false age declarations, nobbling, horse stealing; perjury and witness tampering when the case comes to trial. For the first time, by a painstaking search of the original records, this book uncovers all the subterfuge surrounding the audacious and near flawless plan, orchestrated by the perpetrators, to win the Derby and pull off a monstrous betting coup, and shows how they nearly got away with it.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE WEBSITE.
IF YOU HAVE FOUND IT OF INTEREST, WHY NOT BUY A COPY OF THE BOOK - IT IS PROBABLY THE MOST AMAZING STORY IN THE ANNALS OF HORSERACING.
To be published on 3rd June 2011 by Apex Publishing Ltd.
28th August 2012
Review by Professor Wray Vamplew,
Universities of Sterling and Central Lancashire, published in
Volume 29, Issue no.13 of The International Journal of the History of Sport.
Reprinted by kind permission of the publisher, Taylor and Francis Ltd.
17 August 2012
Nominated for the British Society of Sports History's
Aberdare Literacy Prize 2012.
Not a winner but the panel had this comment:....Though 'In Search of Running Rein' was not short listed we did feel that there was
much to commend, not least a dramatic story, well told, which made good use of recently discovered primary source material. It will, of course, be of particular interest to those BSSH members who
have an interest in racing. It also struck me as important for shedding light on some of the less respectable aspects of 'respectable' Victorian society.
We will be recommending your book to BSSH members in these terms in the report that we make at the annual conference to be held shortly and in the Society's newsletter.
10 April 2012
IN SEARCH OF RUNNING REIN - THE AMAZING FRAUD OF THE 1844 DERBY
SHORT-LISTED FOR BEST HORSERACING BOOK
FOR BRITISH SPORTING BOOK AWARDS 2012
BOOK SIGNING AT THE NATIONAL HORSE RACING MUSEUM, NEWMARKET.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 6, 4.00 P.M. - 6.30 P.M.
REVIEW BY WINFORM RACING CLUB, AUSTRALIA
Published in Winform Publishing New Racing Book Reviews, 10th October 2011
REVIEW BY ZANI MEDIA
Published on Zani Media website, 5th September
Published in August 2011 edition of Mark Johnston's Kingsley Klarion
Published in August 7, 2011 issue of The Racing Post
Published in July 2011 edition of Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder.
REVIEW BY FRANK MITCHELL
Published in Bloodstock in the Bluegrass, 20th June 2011
Published in June 2011 edition of Country and Border magazine.
To be published in the next National Horse Racing Museum newsletter
To be published in the North American "Journal of Sport History"
SHROPSHIRE AUTHOR UNCOVERS GREATEST SCANDAL IN RACING HISTORY
A Shropshire author is to explain for the first time the complete story of the greatest scandal ever to fall on the world’s most important horse race, The Epsom Derby, in a new book to be released in June this year.