The Horsesmith by Daniela Mylot
Welcome to the world of Rhys Jones – he’s a point to point jockey, born in the Vale of Glamorgan, who is hoping to secure the Welsh and National point to point championships.
The combination of his achievements and his natural talent exhibited at the home of National Hunt racing catches the eye of one of the leading National Hunt trainers. Rhys heads off – leaving the small pond where he is one of the biggest fish – and enters the world of professional jump racing.
Among the gritty hardwork, dedication and falls are the moments of sublimity when the winners come and the money is down and the glamorous side of National Hunt racing raises her fancy head. Interwoven is a horse who everyone had given up on except for Rhys and a small time trainer who was hitting the bottle and hard times. Can a racehorse really change lives?
There are big races won and lost and there are times of grief and sorrow at the tragedy that horse racing can cause. Then there are the girls drawn to Rhys’ dark good looks and eyes that can reach into the soul. He’s not the only one who is enjoying the passion which racing emits out of people connected with the sport. It must be the pulsating horse flesh, the heady concoction of horse sweat and leather combined with the need to keep warm which inspires all sorts of antics both indoors and outdoors.
Rhys’ world is full of characters all brought together by the love of their sport and the thoroughbred racehorse. In the mix is a name from the past – further back than Rhys can imagine – whose intention is to stop Rhys having the life he craves. Ultimately the intention could succeed but is Rhys strong enough to withstand the punishment given to him and can he jump the largest hurdle placed in his way?
“It’s a fun book which was a joy to write. I hope you enjoy it too,” says author Daniela Mylot of her book, The Horsesmith. “It will make a brilliant Christmas present for anyone who loves their National Hunt racing.”
The Horsesmith is available from the author who sells at Chepstow and Cheltenham; via various bookshops; directly from the author; or Amazon – priced at £9.99 or available on Kindle priced £4.99.
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