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    The History of Horse Racing: First Past the Post: Champion Thoroughbreds, Owners, Trainers and Jockeys, Illustrated with 220 Drawings, Paintings and Photographs (Hardback) By (author) John Carter

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    DescriptionChampion thoroughbreds, owners, trainers and jockeys, illustrated with 220 drawings, paintings and photographs. It is an engrossing guide to the fascinating stories and facts of the horse-racing world, from the early days of the first races to the thrilling multi-spectator sport of today. It includes all the famous horse races from around the world, such as Newmarket in England, the Kentucky Derby in the USA and the Melbourne Cup in Australia. It features intriguing information about legendary owners, trainers and jockeys, as well as the winning thoroughbred horses that have become celebrity champions. It explores the reasons why the internationally famous racecourses are so popular with the racegoing public. It is spectacularly illustrated with over 220 dramatic photographs of horses, signature race courses and personalites, as well as archive drawings and paintings. There are few more stirring sights in sport than to witness the finish of a prestigious horse race - the bright blur of horses racing towards the winning post with jockeys pushing their mounts forward, urged on by the encouragement of the racegoers. This book celebrates the great characters and performers, both human and equine, who have been involved in such contests. It features the owners, trainers, jockeys and, above all, the champion thoroughbreds who have written their names into the legend of the 'sport of kings' - from Flying Childers, the first great racehorse of the 18th century, through to Makybe Diva, the three-time winner of the Melbourne Cup. Racing's hallowed venues and their much-awaited blue-riband racedays are also documented and celebrated. Illustrated with over 220 photographs, the book conveys the essence of the sport in a charming and enjoyable manner.


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    Title
    The History of Horse Racing: First Past the Post
    Subtitle
    Champion Thoroughbreds, Owners, Trainers and Jockeys, Illustrated with 220 Drawings, Paintings and Photographs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Carter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 254 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780754826576
    ISBN 10: 0754826570
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    LC classification: SF
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSNB
    Abridged Dewey: 798
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    B&T Approval Code: A06284000, A09406024
    BISAC V2.8: SPO021000, PHO023060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14480
    DC23: 798.4009
    BIC subject category V2: WSBX
    Illustrations note
    over 220 photographs
    Publisher
    Anness Publishing
    Imprint name
    LORENZ BOOKS
    Publication date
    16 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Carter was a keen sportsman in his youth, and has subsequently written about horse racing, cricket, football, golf and basketball, both in England and the USA. Following the success of his book entitled Newmarket: A Year at the Home of Horse Racing, he has followed up with this book. John lives near the famous Newmarket racecourse.