Race fix book wins award

An account of a fixing scandal which engulfed the racing industry in the 1960s causing hundreds of horses to be nobbled has won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.

The £25,000 prize went to Doped: The Real Life Story Of The 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang.

Jamie Reid’s real life Dick Francis-style tale was described by judges as “an absolutely thrilling read” and beat the autobiography of Swedish-Bosnian footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a book detailing how Lance Armstrong was exposed as a drugs cheat to claim the 25th William Hill prize.


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