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Flying Colours

Nicholas Best

17 April 1986
Lester: The Official Biography 
by Dick Francis.
Joseph, 338 pp., £12.95, March 1986, 0 7181 1255 5
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Born Lucky 
by John Francome.
Pelham, 157 pp., £9.95, November 1985, 0 7207 1635 7
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... from his retainer and make a successful living as a freelance, one of the first to be called ‘Mr’ by the more autocratic stewards. Both the authors under review-Dick Francis on Lester’s behalf, JohnFrancome on his own – draw attention to the stewards’ irritating habit of treating jockeys like fags at public school, servants on the estate. Times are changing, thank goodness. Lester’s ...

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