John Timpson one of Britain’s leading businessmen, Britain’s best-known cobbler and Eclipse Magazine blogger, is to attend Haydock Park’s Betfair Chase Weekend for a public interview and signing session for his new book ‘Under Orders, The Diary of a Racechorse Owner’s Husband’.

Haydock racegoers will be able to hear John’s story and buy copies of his book alongside seven top quality races on Saturday 19th November.

The Betfair Chase Weekend takes place on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November.

The Betfair Chase is the first leg of Jump racing’s ‘Jockey Club Triple Crown’ which offers a £1m bonus to any horse that wins this race, plus the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day and the G1 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on 17th March.

John Timpson’s interview will take place in the Parade Ring and he will take part in a book signing session when doors open at 10am at in the Centenary Stand.

The Betfair Chase takes place at 3pm on Saturday 19th November. Top entries this year include Cue Card, trained by Colin Tizzard, who captured the Betfair Chase for the second time last year, went on to win the King George VI Chase but fell at the third last when challenging for the lead in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup; and Conygree, 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero trained by Mark Bradstock.

The Artful Cobbler, trained by Henry Daly and owned by John Timpson is entered in the third race of Friday 17th November, the The Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle Race at 2pm.

Each book sold through and at Haydock Racecourse on 19th November will raise £4 for the Injured Jockeys Fund. Royalties from sales through other book retailers will also be donated to the IJF. Books are published by Icon Books and priced £14.99.

Karen can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having edited several national magazines she co-founded Eclipse Magazine in 2008 after realising that many of her friends were nervous about going racing due to lack of information – what to wear, how to bet etc. She absolutely loves her job (how many people can say that?!) and is truly grateful to all supporters of and contributors to Eclipse Magazine. If you are reading this she would like to say THANK YOU! (And please spread the word about Eclipse...!!)

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