The Early History of Racing * Racing around the World * The Major Races * The Legendary Jockeys * The Legendary Horses * A-Z of Racing Greats * The Business of Racing * Gambling * Culture and Politics * Scandals and Controversies * Records * Chronology * Index.
This is a unique single-volume beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of horse racing, covering human and equine stars, famous races and racecourses, heroes and villains and stats and quirky facts.
Bill Mooney served as the associate editor of the Thoroughbred Record, The Thoroughbred Times and Blood-Horse magazines. He received two Eclipse Awards for magazine writing, and four honourable mentions. A well-known historian on horse racing, he appeared on many television documentaries on the equine world. George Ennor was a racing correspondent for The Sporting Life for almost 40 years a regular columnist on the Racing Post and a consultant to the sports agency Racenews. He owned shares in horses - most notably Pelours (who won in his colours) and Gales Cavalier. Chris Hawkes has grown up with sport a key part of his life. He played junior rugby against Martin Johnson at Leicester Tigers and later became a professional cricket for Leicestershire CCC, as well as sampling club cricket around the world. A keen golfer, he moved into publishing and was editor of the bestselling Cricketer's Who's Who annual for a number of years. He has written a number of books on a wide variety of sports.