A great new racing thriller: Last Hurrah by Robin Dawson

At a time when international horseracing is facing extreme hardship, this thrilling tale both entertains and educates readers on the world of racing, breeding, training…and the greed within. Racing enthusiasts and fiction lovers alike will enjoy this twisting storyline that touches our own Lambourn Valley of the Racehorse. This spectacular first novel by Robin Dawson is available from Hungerford Bookshop and Amazon.


The 21st century has not been kind to horse racing. As the once-mighty Sport of Kings struggles to hold on to its fans, all the time losing revenue to casinos, lotteries and online gaming, the foal crop is plunging, prize money is being drastically reduced, iconic farms are being sold and racetracks are closing.

Bluegrass Kentucky

Summoned home unexpectedly from Europe, Tom Fraser, an aspiring amateur steeplechase jockey, discovers that his father has perished in a fire along with a prized broodmare, and his family’s farm, Caledonia, is now owned by mysterious Venezuelan billionaire, Hector Delmontez.


“There are few more valuable commodities in the racing and gambling world than inside information. In a cracking first novel, Robin Dawson lifts the lid on some of racing’s shadiest practices, while still celebrating the beauty and spectacle of the turf. A gripping read, recommended to punters and railbirds everywhere.”
Jamie Reid, award-winning author of Doped, Blown and Monsieur X

“A triumphant rollercoaster ride through racing’s complex landscape, encompassing nail-biting drama, mystery and tragedy, it shares much with Dick Francis but on an international scale.”
Tom Ward, Racing Post

“Brimming with dense, interwoven plot lines and borne along by an exotic cast of characters drawn from colliding worlds, Last Hurrah comes at the reader like the feverish spawn of Dick Francis and Tristram Shandy…a bracing ride to be taken with both hands on the reins.”
Jay Hovdey, BloodHorse

For more about the book and author please visit robindawson.com


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