Author Chris Pitt

‘Chandler’s Leap and other stories from Warwick Racecourse’ is an intriguing treasure chest of stories concerning the long history of Warwick Racecourse.

The stories date back to the Great Fire of Warwick in 1694.

From the ashes, rose a phoenix in 1707 – and the creation of a racecourse which has delivered a feast of champions, records, triumphs, tragedies and drama over the ensuing three centuries, beautifully recorded now for posterity, by Chris Pitt.

‘Chandler’s Leap and other stories from Warwick Racecourse’, charts the evolution of not only the racecourse, but the Sport of Kings and in many ways society.

It resurrects names long lost in the annals of time, such as Derby winner Coronation and the extraordinary Carlow – reported to have won a race aged 23 years-old, right through to modern day champions like Long Run and Buveur D’Air.

Warwick’s history of high class runners is a true testimony of the consistent quality of a racetrack situated in the Heart of England.

With forwards by 20-time Champion Jockey AP McCoy and Warwick Racecourse’s Ambassador, trainer Dan Skelton, this is a must-read book for anyone passionate about racing history.

Copies are available direct from Warwick Racecourse at a cost of  £16.50 + £2.50 p&p (within the UK). telephone 01926 405560 or email: