The Horse Racing Miscellany

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History
Pages: 160 pages
ISBN 13: 9781847323156
ISBN 10: 1847323154
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
"Where do you start with describing this book except to say that it is neither a history book, nor a fact book, nor a trivia book about horse racing. What it is in fact a sprinkling of all three with so much more crammed in besides. A wonderfully entertaining read."-Bob Champion, MBE Grand National winner with Aldaniti in 1981 "From the Nationals to the flat racing classics to the owners to the breeders to the racecourses to the trainers to the men who rode some of the greatest racehorses in the world, John has managed to capture them all in his book. An out and out winner for all horse-racing fans."-Ruby Walsh Grand National winner with Papillon (2000) and Hedgehunter (2005) There is something for every follower of the turf in The Horse Racing Miscellany. The history of horse racing dates back to the eighteenth century and the major races remain an integral part of the British and the Irish sporting calendars Within these pages, the reader will learn hundreds of fascinating facts about both flat racing and steeplechasing, covering a range of topics from horses, jockeys, owners and trainers to racecourses and betting coups. It contains biographies of racing personalities ù both human and equine, lists of winners, famous quotations, racing records and much more. Researched with unflagging energy by the unrivalled master of the sporting factoid, The Horse Racing Miscellany will bring hours of reading pleasure to every racing enthusiast ù whether they are regulars at Royal Ascot, devotees of Derby Day, wouldn't miss the Cheltenham Festival, or simply like to have a flutter on the Grand National. "Just reading this wonderful book by John brought back so many wonderful memories from my 48 years spent training race horses. All of the classic races come to life in The Horse Racing Miscellany, which is a little goldmine of a book on the sport. An out and out winner."-Toby Balding Trainer of Grand National winners Highland Wedding (1969) and Little Polveir (1989) "A classic book in every sense of the word that manages to encapsulate all that we love about the Sport of Kings. From first page to last it is the 225-year-plus history of thoroughbred horse racing in one volume." Peter Chapple-Hyam Trainer of Derby winners Dr Devious (1992) and Authorized (2007)
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