The Jockey Club Collection

A Catalogue and the Story of Its Creation Over Three Centuries

Author: David Oldrey

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers, Limited

ISBN: 9781781300688


Page: 240

View: 3843


The Jockey Club's first premises in St James's Street reflected its members' habit of living among racing pictures, but their collective tastes could only be fully indulged after it built a large Coffee Room in Newmarket in 1752 and then multiplied the accommodation in 1771 on the site still occupied today. Over the centuries members have given the Club scores of pictures marking the triumphs of their horses. More have come as bequests of prized possessions and recently a few have been added by purchase. Some of the paintings by Stubbs, Herring, Munnings and others are amongst the best racing art in existence. Many are by lesser artists but taken together as a whole the contents of the Jockey Clubs Rooms are enough to fascinate anyone with even a passing interest in sporting pictures or racing. This catalogue much extends the previous one published in 2006 which was arranged in the order of the Rooms in which paintings were hung; in this new publication works are arranged under the names of their creators with short biographies of the more important artists. There are some 50 additions of which perhaps the most important are life-sized bronze friends for Hyperion, a particularly fi ne Ferneley, and a portrait of The Queen with her Gold Cup winner, Estimate. The Collection consists of several hundred paintings, prints, bronzes and trophies plus some slightly macabre bits of champions made into all sorts of artefacts, usually mounted feet. Taken together they give an accurate impression of the importance of the Jockey Club`s contribution to the development of the thoroughbred, for long the fastest and still the most beautiful way of getting from here to there.

The Jockey Club's Illustrated History of Thoroughbred Racing in America

Author: Edward L. Bowen,Jockey Club (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Bulfinch

ISBN: 9780821220597

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 1053


From the nation's premier turf association, a magnificent illustrated history of horse racing in America--the perfect gift for anyone who loves thoroughbreds or spends time at the track. Published to coincide with the Jockey Club's 100th anniversary. 200 illustrations, 150 in color.

Handbook of Sports Studies

Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446265056

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

View: 7858


Now available in paperback, this vital handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and Jay Coakley, author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary team of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.

Horse People

Thoroughbred Culture in Lexington and Newmarket

Author: Rebecca Louise Cassidy

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801895960

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1712


The world of Thoroughbred racing is glamorous, secretive, dangerous, and seductive—the sport of kings and the poor man's obsession. While the spectacle of racing stirs the imagination, it belies the ruthless business that lies beneath. This engaging original study demystifies this complex world by comparing centers of excellence in Britain and North America. Drawing from intensive field work in Suffolk's Newmarket and Kentucky's Lexington, Rebecca Cassidy gives us the inside track on all players in the industry—from the elite breeders and owners to the stable boys, racetrack workers, and veterinarians. She leads us through horse farms, breeding barns, and yearling sales; explains rigorous training regimens; and brings us trackside on race day. But the history of Thoroughbred racing culture is more than a collection of fascinating characters and exciting events. Cassidy's investigation reveals the factors—ethical, cultural, political, and economic—that have shaped the racing tradition. -- Margaret Taylor

Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

Author: Rob Steen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408181371

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7422


Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014 Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all. Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary, this book offers a thematic history of professional sport and the ingredients that magnetise millions around the globe. It tells the stories that matter: from the gladiators of Rome to the runners of Rift Valley via the innovator-missionaries of Rugby School; from multi-faceted British exports to the Americanisation of professionalism and the Indianisation of cricket. Rob Steen traces the development of these sports which captivate the turnstile millions and the mouse-clicking masses, addressing their key themes and commonalities, from creation myths to match fixing via race, politics, sexuality and internationalism. Insightful and revelatory, this is an entertaining exploration of spectator sports' intrinsic place in culture and how sport imitates life – and life imitates sport.

The Heath and the Horse

A History of Racing and Art on Newmarket Heath

Author: David Oldrey,Timothy Cox,Richard Nash

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers

ISBN: 9781781300237

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 8802


As might be imagined from its historic position as the acknowledged home of horse racing, there is no shortage of books about Newmarket; none, however,provides a definitive history of Newmarket Heath and the key figures who contributed to its transformation from untamed heath land to the world’s finest racing ground. This comprehensive and authoritative book is the first to trace this history from its early beginnings to the present day and to show how and why the sport of horse racing developed on the heath and spread globally from that base. All of the turf’s greatest racehorses and the larger-than-life characters integral to the heath’s history are included.

Principles and Practice of Sport Management

Author: Lisa Pike Masteralexis,Department Head and Associate Professor Mark H McCormack Department of Sport Management Isenberg School of Management University of Massachusetts Amherst Massachusetts Lisa P Masteralexis,Carol A. Barr,Mary Hums

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144969196X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 610

View: 713


From the basic knowledge and skill sets of a sport manager to the current trends and issues in the sport management industry, the Fifth Edition of this best-selling text provides the foundation for students as they study and prepare for a variety of sport management careers. The authors, all well-known sport industry professionals, show students how to apply their new knowledge and skills to any segment in the sport industry from high school to the international arena. Principles and Practice of Sport Management, Fifth Edition continues to offer historical perspectives as well as thoughts about current and future industry issues and trends. It has, however, undergone substantial content updates in every chapter, including the inclusion of new developments or managerial approaches happening in the sport world, as well as the addition of new chapters on new media in sport and club management. - New full color design and art program - Contains practical advice on how virtual communitites and social networks can affect the job search process - Provides updated information on salaries in professional sports - Includes sections on evaluating coaches, programmatic goals, ethics, finances, and marketing as they relate to youth sports - Contains more in-depth coverage of disabilities in sports - New and updated content on the growing safety concerns related to concussions in youth sports through professional sports and within the NFL - New discussion of the ethical and legal implications of the Jerry Sandusky case - Current Issues section updated with new material on event security and the Boston Marathon bombings.

101 Interesting Facts on the History of Horse Racing

Author: Tony Byles

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1910295337

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 89

View: 2285


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.