Pierre R. Mai's Miscellany

The personal pages of Pierre R. Mai

Nicholas Foulkes: Gentlemen & Blackguards


This book gives a very enjoyable look at Georgian and Victorian era British horse-racing and gambling, centered around the scandal of the Derby of 1844. It paints a very illuminating picture of the respective eras and the changes in gambling they brought about. Combined with the mystery surrounding the “stolen” Derby of 1844 this makes for an absorbing read. For those so inclined Amazon also offers a nice Kindle edition. Definitely recommended!