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Whodunnit? Dick Francis or his wife? - William Cook

Features | By William Cook


William Cook solves the ultimate mystery of the jockey, born 100 years ago. Did he write his bestsellers himself?

Sixty-six years on, it remains the biggest mystery in racing history: why did Devon Loch lie down at Aintree, 40 yards from the finish, only seconds away from winning the Grand National? He’d jumped the final fence and was five lengths ahead when he collapsed; yet a few minutes later, he seemed fine again. ...


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