I read an excerpt from this book in a newspaper so when it appeared as an audio , narrating by the author herself I decided to go for it. Have listened as far as the career of Mill Reef and her powers of observation and description of other people's love for horses and other animals is remarkable. I am not a racing fan,in fact my knowledge of horse racing comes from the books of Dick Francis. Claire Balding is amazing,her knowledge of the sport and competitors taking part is phenomenal. How much homework she put in during the Olympics and Paraolympics must have burnt the midnight oil. I know if she is the comments of an event then it will be a job well done,as is this biography. Let us hope the will be another this time concentrating more on her career.