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.
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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

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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.
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Horseracing and the British, 1919-39

Author: Mike Huggins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 2514

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Making full use of thorough research and original sources, this study should be of value for undergraduate courses on the history of modern British society, sport and cultural studies and should be welcomed by racing enthusiasts everywhere.
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