Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland

Overview

Historian and experienced rider Anne Holland explores the history of horse racing, from the horses and jockeys, the history and racecourses, to betting and race-goers. The "Sport of Kings," racing dates back to contests between chariots at the ancient Olympics. Racing came to Britain with the Romans, and its popularity, particularly among the elite, led to the creation of the thoroughbred racehorse; and the establishment of a racing calendar with flat races and steeple chases at a plethora of dedicated ...

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Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland

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Overview

Historian and experienced rider Anne Holland explores the history of horse racing, from the horses and jockeys, the history and racecourses, to betting and race-goers. The "Sport of Kings," racing dates back to contests between chariots at the ancient Olympics. Racing came to Britain with the Romans, and its popularity, particularly among the elite, led to the creation of the thoroughbred racehorse; and the establishment of a racing calendar with flat races and steeple chases at a plethora of dedicated racecourses around the country. Attending the races is a social activity no longer restricted to the elite, to the point that some racegoers enjoy a day out without every turning to watch the horses race by.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780747812586
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/23/2014
  • Series: Shire Library Series
  • Pages: 64

Meet the Author

Anne Holland was a leading point-to-point rider and was one of the first women to ride and win, under National Hunt Rules in the UK. She is now a writer, editor and public speaker and has published a number of books on racing and hunting.

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Table of Contents

Flat Racing
Steeplechasing and Hurdling
Breeding Racehorses
Jockeys
Betting
At the Races
Racecourses and Places to Visit
Glossary
Further Reading
Index

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