By Jamie Reid
Doped is the gripping true-story racing mystery set in Britain within the Fifties and early Sixties. Combining a effective mixture of horse racing, medicinal drugs, intercourse, category, crime, playing and the monarchy, it tells the real tale of 1 of the most important doping scandals in British racing heritage. In March 1962, an audacious try to nobble one of many royal horses alerted police to a good organised band of racecourse criminals, sponsored through murderous London gangsters. the following Flying Squad pursuit of the crowd introduced the quaintly deferential global of racing into sharp clash with the harsher realities of the 'You've by no means Had It So Good' period. This additionally coincided with the start of the once a year Dick Francis novel. the solid of characters is headed via William Roper, a debonair ex RAF Sergeant grew to become oddsmaker. His group integrated an ex jockey, various underpaid solid lads, an top classification playing addict and a violent specialist gangster who went directly to face fees with the Kray twins in 1969. however the so much attention-grabbing member of Roper's company used to be a stunning and self-possessed younger Swiss girl known as Micheline Lugeon who grew to become the bookmaker's lover.
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