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"The author of that masterly work that is Bayardo: The Life Times & Legacy of an Edwardian Champion, has delivered another masterpiece in Bahram & The Aga Khan III. Corbett treats the reader to verdant and sensitive descriptions of the lives of his regal owner-breeder, legendary trainer and jockey….all not just diligently and exquisitely researched but delivered with such effervescent fluency that the subjects spring to wondrous life before one’s very eyes…is both a stirring treatise of one of the most talented horses in racing history and an invaluable pedigree reference work to treasure…this truly is a masterpiece".

Alastair Nicholson European Bloodstock News  



"You cannot fault the immense industry of Peter Corbett”

Robin Oakley The Spectator.


Bahram is now the subject of an authoritative biography…… Peter Corbett showed in his 2010 biography of Bayardo that he is a master of historical research, and here he proves it again…..this biography is a worthy tribute to one of the giants of the turf and is an essential read for anyone with the slightest interest in racings history.

John Randall – The Racing Post



……Corbett charts the great horse’s career and, in an intriguing section, he looks at various methods which could be employed to gauge his merit against the other greats of recent times. Set in a golden era for British racing, the book covers so much more ground than just Bahram’s career. It charts the lives of his owner & breeder, trainer: Frank Butters and regular jockey: Freddie Fox. Fascinating as a narrative account of its principal characters, both equine and human, the book is also a scholarly work and will be a valuable point of reference for students for years to come.

John Scanlon  – The Kingsley Klarion; monthly magazine of Mark Johnston Racing.  










If Peter Corbett’s only contribution to the annals of racing and breeding had been the splendid Bayardo, he would have done enough……Bahram is a 620 page classic that lives up to expectation and goes further….the Aga Khan’s influence is reassessed by Corbett, while historians and pedigree lovers will feast on some invaluable appendices.

Leo Powell  -  The Irish Field



The Aga’s extraordinarily privileged life is recounted in detail in Bahram & the Aga Khan III…. is an absorbing study….a superb insight into the life of the Aga Khan III.

Simon Holt – Racing Post Weekender.



This is a fascinating in-depth study of the unbeaten 1935 Triple-Crown winner, his colourful owner and his Newmarket trainer, the legendary Frank Butters. …..Corbett transports you back to an era full of romance and intrigue. Anyone keen on racing should put this on their Christmas wish-list.

Tony Jakobson – The Newmarket Journal.