Overview:Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang - Doped is the gripping true-story racing thriller set in Britain in the 1950s and early 1960s. Combining a potent mix of horseracing, drugs, sex, class, crime, gambling and the monarchy, it tells the true story of one of the biggest doping scandals in British racing history. In March 1962 an audacious attempt to nobble one of the royal horses alerted police to a well organised band of racecourse criminals, backed by murderous London gangsters. The subsequent Flying Squad pursuit of the gang brought the quaintly deferential world of racing into sharp conflict with the harsher realities of the 'You've Never Had It So Good' era. This also coincided with the birth of the annual Dick Francis novel.The cast of characters is headed by William Roper, a debonair ex RAF Sergeant turned oddsmaker. His team included an ex jockey, numerous underpaid stable lads, an upper class gambling addict and a violent professional gangster who went on to face charges with the Kray twins in 1969. But the most fascinating member of Roper's firm was a beautiful and self-possessed young Swiss woman called Micheline Lugeon who became the bookmaker's lover and mistress. Short-listed for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725641-9781909471511. It was written by the following authors: Jamie Reid, John Kent. Book Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang, which can be read online, published by the company: Penguin Group (NZ), Raceform Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Mystery, Crime, Sports Books, Thrillers. The book was published on 2014-04-25 00:00:00. It has 320 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 363 g. File for download Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang has PDF format and is called doped-the-real-life-story-of-the-1960s-racehorse-doping-gang.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.

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