Welcome to day 12 of Horse & Hound’s advent calendar. Today’s special offer is the chance to buy TURN ME ON GUV, “Tails” from the Racecourse by Marcus Armytage, a collection of hilarious anecdotes about racing, in the H&H Shop for just £13.99

TURN ME ON GUV, “Tails” from the Racecourse by Marcus Armytage

This collection of hilarious racing anecdotes has been taken from Marcus Armytage’s weekly racing diary for the Daily Telegraph, which has been running since 1993.

But you do not need to have even an elementary understanding of the sport to enjoy it. Racing is merely an incidental backdrop, like wallpaper in the downstairs loo.

In Turn Me On Guv these stories frequently involve the gallows humour and hideous misfortune that daily visits those who work in the racing. It will take you closer to the sport’s main players and their enduring sense of humour and fun than any biography.

Complementing Armytag’ s anecdotes are the drawings of Mark Huskinson, whose ink and wash cartoons have been entertaining collectors since the late 1970s. The book is hardback and normally retails at £16.99.

Buy Turn Me On Guv for £13.99