And They're Off! 10 books set at the racetrack Can't make it to Royal Ascot this year? Enjoy a literary day at the races instead, with these 10 heart-pounding racing reads 1. My Animals and Other Family Clare Balding 2. Seabiscuit Laura Hillenbrand 3. Silver Blaze Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4. National Velvet Enid Bagnold 5. Other People's Horses Natalie Keller Reinert 6. Lord of Misrule Jaimy Gordon 7. Derby Day D. J. Taylor 8. Straight Dick Francis 9. Lucky Break Paul Nicholls 10. Jump! Jilly Cooper Tags: animals View the discussion thread.