At the Festival Book
Racing Post and former Timeform journalist Richard Austen relives racing history being made in a series of Festival races from 1981 to 1991.
Starting with his own boyhood connection to the top class hurdler Birds Nest, he reveals the epic and moving stories behind some of the most celebrated horses in Festival history and others, equine and human, who beat the odds to play leading roles one one of the greatest stages in sport.
At The Festival is inspired by the thrill of the race and wonder at the racehorse. It describes what it takes to achieve Festival success and what it means to those who have done it, in the face of danger and sometimes of tragedy.