William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe said: "As befits the world's richest sporting book
prize, this year's longlist boasts a rich variety of subject matter: ancient and modern; tragic and triumphant; mainstream and controversial."
Dr Hignell, the author of more than two dozen sporting books
, will bring to the class his passion for Welsh sporting legends while providing a detailed introduction to Cardiff 's rich and proud sporting heritage.
As well as paintings, it is seeking items such as hunting pinks and boots, stirrup cups, sporting guns and guncases, cartridge magazines, top hats, fishing equipment and sporting books
My mind was made to wonder over the plethora of sporting books
this week by some startling news.
Around 200 lots linked to racing, including the 18 carat gold Coronation Cup trophy (pounds 10,000- pounds 15,000) won by Plantago in 1930, and sporting books
and pictures, will come under the hammer on April 10 at Dominic Winter's auctioneers at Mallard House, South Cerney.