Racing Manhattan

Racing ManhattanThis is the book I’ve always wanted to write.

When I was young, ponies – and then horses – were very important in my life. I dreamt of being a successful amateur jockey who would write about his racing life.

I did ride as an amateur jockey (but not very successfully) until, when I was about 24, writing and books took over from riding.

So I was there with my hero Jay Barton and the reluctant superstar Manhattan (one of my favourite characters) every step of the way from the start to the winning-post. I hope you enjoy it too….

Paperback. £7.99. Ebook £4.99

Buy now from Waterstones or Ebook download available here.



“A beautiful story” (C. J. Flood, author of Infinite Sky and Nightwanderers)

“A contemporary National Velvet, for fans of Lauren St John.” (Fiona Noble, The Bookseller)

“Heroines don’t come much better than Jay Barton and the world of horse racing is brought so vividly to life that I swear my armchair galloped across the room while I was reading the climactic scene!” (Martyn Bedford, author)

“Exhilarating equine epic… With its inspirational message, and a plot that unfurls at a galloping pace, you’ll be rooting for Jay the whole way through, with your heart pounding as you will her to triumph over every setback.” (Joanne Owen Lovereading4Kids, June 2016 Book of the Month)

“A great read that younger, ambitious riders will be able to relate to.” (Your Horse)

“I loved it… Much like a race itself, once you’ve opened the book and gone through the starting gate it is very hard to stop until it is finished. (Tara Greaves, Eastern Daily Press)