Racing Town

The Old Stables of Newmarket : an Artist's View

Author: Lydia Minahan,Charles Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780953708802

Category: Newmarket (Suffolk, England)

Page: 192

View: 3918



Encyclopedia of British Horseracing

Author: Wray Vamplew,Joyce Kay

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714653563

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 372

View: 8602


The Encyclopedia of British Horseracing offers an innovative approach to one of Britain's oldest sports. Whilst it considers the traditional themes of gambling and breeding, and contains biographies of both human personalities and equine stars, it also devotes significant space to previously neglected areas. Entries include: social, economic and political forces that have influenced racing; controversial historical and contemporary issues; legal and illegal gambling, and racing finance; the British impact on world horseracing; history and heritage of horseracing; links between horseracing and the arts, media and technology; human and equine biographies; venues associated with racing; and horseracing websites. The Encyclopedia of British Horseracing provides a unique source of information and will be of great interest to sports historians as well as all those whose work or leisure brings them into the world of racing.

101 Interesting Facts on the History of Horse Racing

Author: Tony Byles

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1910295329

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 89

View: 1505


Are you a fan of horse racing? Do the origins of this action-packed sport intrigue you? Would you like to find out more about the horses, riders and trainers involved in the famous races? If so, you are certain to enjoy 101 Interesting Facts on the History of Horse Racing. It's a chronological journey from the earliest days of racing. Read about racing before the days of the thoroughbred; the first recorders of racing; the mystery of the foundation stallions; the origin of grey horses; twins; the early bookmakers and other Turf personalities; the American Godolphin Arabian; the truth behind the origins of the Grand National and who was the real winner of the 1880 Derby. The answers can all be found in this informative new book along with many more fascinating facts about the history of racing. This book is packed with carefully researched, detailed information about all aspects of racing including famous runners, breeders, owners, jockeys and much more, so that you can’t fail to learn something new. This is a must-have book for anyone with an interest in racing.