Arm And Four Legs
Ever wondered what it might be like to own a horse, not just back it with a pony on the nose - own it? Stan Hey did. A veteran of the windswept racecourses of National Hunt he finally decided to stop betting on other people's horses and join the inner circle. With the growth of partnerships and syndicates this has become increasingly possible so four horses, two trainers, and a few thousand pounds later Stan Hey had this story to tell. An Arm and Four Legs is his honest account of the pitfalls of racehorse ownership. Its fierce disappointments, escalating costs, skulduggery and deceit are set alongside the intense pleasure offered by an afternoon spent at the track, drinking, betting and chatting to your trainer while the rest of the world has its feet tucked under a desk.
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