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Title:
The complete encyclopedia of horse racing : the illustrated guide to flat racing and steeplechasing / Bill Mooney & George Ennor, with Chris Hawkes.
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Horse racing
ISBN:
9781787391277
Edition:
Seventh edition.
Publication Information:
London Carlton Books, 2018.
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
The early history of horse racing -- Racing around the world -- The major races -- Legendary horses -- A-Z of famous horses -- Legendary jockeys -- A-Z of racing greats -- Gambling -- Scandals and controversies -- Trivia and records -- Chronology.
Abstract:
An authoritative and comprehensive illustrated work of reference, which tells the story of the "sport of kings" from its earliest inception to the present day.
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Summary

Now in its seventh edition, 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. Written by two acknowledged authorities on the racing scene, this book is the definitive work on "the horses", with every page a visually exciting and information-packed celebration of the sport. Revised and updated to include the latest crop of superstars, including US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne, this book continues to be as invaluable to the fan who follows racing on television as it will be for the serious student, administrator and the media.


Author Notes

Bill Mooney is a full-time racing journalist. He lives in Lexington, KY.

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