History of Horse Racing: First Past The Post: Champion Thoroughbreds, Owners, Trainers and Jockeys, Illustrated with 220 Drawings, Paintings and Photographs


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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. Spectacularly illustrated with over 220 dramatic photographs of horses, signature race courses and personalities, as well as archive drawings and paintings.

 


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2 thoughts on “History of Horse Racing: First Past The Post: Champion Thoroughbreds, Owners, Trainers and Jockeys, Illustrated with 220 Drawings, Paintings and Photographs

  1. Well illustrated, fascinating, basic history of horse racing This book is broadly based, looking at the history of racing in Britain, Ireland, America, Australia, France and some other countries. With only 160 (albeit large) pages and plenty of great pictures occupying much of the space, it would be impossible for the author to explore the subject in any depth and he doesn’t try. However, even though I’ve read a number of books on the subject, most of them focus mainly on Britain and Ireland, so even I was able to learn a few things. I’d never even heard…

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