The Sport of Kings: Kinship, Class and Thoroughbred Breeding in Newmarket / Edition 1

The Sport of Kings: Kinship, Class and Thoroughbred Breeding in Newmarket / Edition 1

by Rebecca Cassidy
     
 

ISBN-10: 052100487X

ISBN-13: 9780521004879

Pub. Date: 09/16/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This unique "behind the scenes" description of British flat racing is based on first hand experiences in Newmarket, the Suffolk town regarded as the international headquarters of the sport. Cassidy offers an insider's look at the rituals of horseracing—including those on the racecourse and at the bloodstock auction—and shows how racing, betting and the

Overview

This unique "behind the scenes" description of British flat racing is based on first hand experiences in Newmarket, the Suffolk town regarded as the international headquarters of the sport. Cassidy offers an insider's look at the rituals of horseracing—including those on the racecourse and at the bloodstock auction—and shows how racing, betting and the bloodstock industry are connected. Her insightful descriptions of the class structure of Newmarket explain how racing professionals preserve both the sport and their status quo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521004879
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/16/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Headquarters; 3. Keeping it in the family; 4. At the races; 5. Having a flutter; 6. Going once, going twice …; 7. One of the lads; 8. Doing it for Daddy; 9. Blood will tell; 10. Conclusions; List of references; Index.

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