Now in its seventh edition, The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing is the authoritative and comprehensive illustrated reference to the sport. Written by three acknowledged authorities, this complete encyclopedia tells the story of the "sport of kings" from its earliest inceptions to the present day, with essential information on all the top jockeys, trainers, leading owners, and most celebrated horses. Every personality (human and equine), event and issue of importance in the history of both flat racing and steeplechasing appears, along with information on the off-track world, gambling, scandals, disasters, social and cultural aspects, media coverage, and the business of racing. Revised and updated to include the latest crop of equine superstars, including Golden Horn and US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, this visually dazzling book continues to be invaluable.
|Edition description:||Seventh Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Bill Mooney served as the associate editor of the old Thoroughbred Record and The Thoroughbred Times, and was a staff writer for Blood-Horse magazine. He has two Eclipse Awards for magazine writing, and also received honorable mentions in the Eclipse competition on four other occasions. He lives in Lexington, KY. George Ennor was a racing correspondent for The Sporting Life for almost 40 years and later a regular columnist for the Racing Post. Until his death in late 2005, he was a consultant to the sports agency Racenews. Chris Hawkes has written numerous books on sports and is in demand as a sports analyst on both radio and television. He lives in London.