Encyclopedia of British Horse Racing

Author: Dr Joyce Kay,Professor Wray Vamplew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113576266X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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The Encyclopedia of British Horse Racing offers an innovative approach to one of Britain's oldest sports. While it considers the traditional themes of gambling and breeding, and contains biographies of human personalities and equine stars, it also devotes significant space to neglected areas. Entries include: social, economic and political forces that have influenced racing controversial historical and current issues legal and illegal gambling, and racing finance the British impact on world horseracing history and heritage of horseracing links between horse racing and the arts, media and technology human and equine biographies venues associated with racing horseracing websites The Encyclopedia of British Horse Racing 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.

Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914

A Social and Economic History

Author: Mike Huggins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714649825

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 270

View: 7455


2001 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year This volume studies the formative period of racing between 1790 and 1914. This was a time when, despite the opposition of a respectable minority, attendance at horse races, betting on horses, or reading about racing increasingly became central leisure activities of much of British society.

The Arabian Horse of Egypt

Author: N.A

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163487

Category: Nature

Page: 134

View: 7137


To my Father, Sayed Marei, and my mother, Soad Marei, with great love and appreciation. My father gave me the legacy of the horse and ideals to emulate in my life, and my mother, the love of life and respect for all living beings. To my sister, Amina, who loved and cherished horses and left us too soon. Prized for their stamina and their acclimation to the harsh conditions of the Arabian deserts, the ancestors of the horses that are now recognized as the Egyptian Arabian purebred horse entered Egypt centuries ago, establishing the valuable bloodlines of the breed there. The breeding programs in Egypt therefore became the root source for the finest Arabian horses, attracting passionate enthusiasts from all corners of the world. Artists, poets, and historians have for centuries been inspired by their great beauty and romantic legacy. Nasr Marei is the third-generation owner of a stud farm in Giza, Egypt. His love for and knowledge of the Egyptian Arabian horse, coupled with his sensitive and striking photography, have inspired this visual tribute. His extraordinary photographs, accompanied by text that traces the history and evolution of the Arabian's journey into Egypt, celebrate the lineage of this living treasure of Egyptian heritage.

The Outlook

A Weekly Review of Politics, Art, Literature, and Finance

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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