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Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing
     

Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing

by Bill Mooney, George Ennor, Graeme Kelly
 

The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing is an authoritative and comprehensive illustrated work of reference. The book tells the story of the "sport of kings" from its earliest inceptions to the present day. It provides essential information on all the top jockeys and the leading owners and trainers and the famous horses. Every personality (human and equine

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The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing is an authoritative and comprehensive illustrated work of reference. The book tells the story of the "sport of kings" from its earliest inceptions to the present day. It provides essential information on all the top jockeys and the leading owners and trainers and the famous horses. Every personality (human and equine), event and issue of importance in the history of both flat racing and steeplechasing will be referred to somewhere in the book. In addition, the off-track world of racing will be explored through the chapters dealing with gambling, scandals and disasters, social and cultural aspects, media coverage and the business of the racing.

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In this update to the 2007 edition, Mooney (ed., Thoroughbred Times) and Ennor (World Encyclopedia of Horse Racing) offer an unparalleled international look at horse-racing history and practice. Divided into ten chapters, the book first profiles racing's early history on both sides of the Atlantic. A chapter on current customs, organized by nation, follows. Thereafter, chapter segments are devoted to profiling significant races, legendary horses, renowned jockeys, and an alphabetized collection of other exceptional trainers, owners, and breeders. Three concluding chapters are dedicated to subjects like gambling, scandals, and trivia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847328663
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Bill Mooney lives in Lexington, Kentucky. He served as the associate editor of the old Thoroughbred Record for several years, as the associate editor of The Thoroughbred Times for several years, and was a staff writer for Blood-Horse magazine for four years. He has two Eclipse Awards for magazine writing, and has also received honorable mentions in the Eclipse competition on four other occasions. George Ennor was a racing correspondent for The Sporting Life for almost 40 years and before becoming a regular columnist on the Racing Post. Until his death in late 2005, he was a consultant to the sports agency Racenews. He owned shares in some horses—most notably Pelours (who won in his colors) and Gales Cavalier. Graeme Kelly has been writing about horse racing in Australia for many years as a journalist. He has written a number of books, including the biography of the great Australian horse, Kingston Town, The King: The Story of a Champion.

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