Introducing the Global Horseracing Industry Section 1: Sentient Animals 1. The Thoroughbred 2. The people: Owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys, punters Section 2: The Industry 3. Thoroughbred breeding and racing around the world 4. The business of thoroughbred breeding and racing 5. Economic Pressures and Technological Change Section 3: Making Places 6. The experience economy, branding, and the rural idyll 7. Thoroughbred breeding regions: Contested landscapes 8. Horse Festivals and Identity 9. Environmental Challenges Section 4: Ethical Challenges 10. Ethics in conflict: Thoroughbred breeding and racing 11. Perspectives of breeders and punters 12. Reproductive technology 13. Jumps Racing: A sign of things to come? Section 5: The Future Possible future scenarios 14. Likely futures Conclusions
Phil McManus is an Associate Professor at the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia. His research interests include sustainable cities, environmental management and human-animal relations. He has produced publications about thoroughbred breeding and jumps racing. Phil has authored/edited four other books, most recently Rural Revival? (with John Connell, Ashgate, 2011). He is also the President of the Institute of Australian Geographers (2012-2014). Glenn Albrecht is a transdisciplinary philosopher who holds the position of Professor of Sustainability at Murdoch University. He researches and writes on the connections between ecosystem and human mental health and animal ethics. He has published widely in animal and environmental ethics over the last two decades. Raewyn Graham is a PhD student based in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has a Master's degree in anthropology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Her research interests include illegal horserace gambling, eque-cultural events and human-animal relations.