Cover is signed by John Francome.
John Francome MBE (13 December 1952) is a former National Hunt Champion Jockey, television pundit and author. He rode a total of 1,138 winners, his last being in April 1985. During the course of his career he was Champion Jockey seven times, between 1976 & 1985. Francome is the third most successful National Hunt jump jockey of all time after Tony McCoy (20 championships) & Peter Scudamore (8 championships). He is dubbed the best jockey never to have won the Grand National. After retiring, Francome was awarded the MBE in 1986 for services to racing.