Taking My TiMe by george baker
RACING fan or not, this honest autobiography, told with wit and wisdom, should be added to every must-read list.
Within, George reveals life before and after his horror fall while racing on the snow in St Moritz in 2017 — the serious head injuries leaving him a “slightly changed man” to the one his wife, Nicola, married.
It is a remarkable story of George’s second chance at life, one away from the saddle. The Group One-winning jockey gives readers a candid account of his road to recovery, with some characteristically George Baker humour mixed in, too; tales of chatting up nurses in hospital, an obsession with phones and insisting on putting his toothbrush through security at the airport. With Nicola also recalling anecdotes, this is very much a book of George and Nicola Baker and how they have managed to pull through after this life-changing incident last year and be stronger than ever.
racing Post books £20 iSbn 97819 10497890