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The Horse Racing Miscellany

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Horse racing's superstars of the track come and go every year and even if the human element remains constant, new equine legends are created every year. The Horse Racing Miscellany is celebration of the world of the thoroughbred, from the four arab stallions of the 1700s - from which all modern racehorses can trace their bloodlines - to two-year-olds making their track debuts. Great races, tracks, trainers, jockeys, and owners are described in bite-size factoids to amaze and amuse, while stories of heroic rides, frantic finishes, and famous horses rub shoulders with statistics, quotes and lists. Fully revised and updated to include recent human and equine superstars, such as Black Caviar, Estimate and Frankel, Coolmore stud, the Makhtoum family and AP O'Brien, together with new lists and stories, if you love the Sport of Kings, The Horse Racing Miscellany is just for you.
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1,000 Guineas; 2,000 Guineas; All-weather racing; Fred Archer; Arkle; Bahram; Belmont Stakes; Betting tax; Breeders' Cup Classic; Brigadier General; Sir Charles Bunbury; Steve Cauthen; Sir Henry Cecil; Cigar; Citation; Cheltenham; Churchill Downs; Coolmore stud; The Curragh; The Derby; Desert Orchid; Eclipse; Pat Eddery; Ellerslie; Estimate; False starts; Frankel; Frankie Dettori; Fuchu; Doping; Dubai Cup; John Francome; The Gold Cup; Grand National; Glorious Goodwood; Happy Valley; Horserace Totalisator Board; Irish Derby; Japan Cup; Jockey Club; Kentucky Derby; Lexington; Longchamp; Makhtoum family; Tony McCoy; Man o 'War; Melbourne Cup; Mill Reef; Nad Al Sheba; Newmarket; Nicknames; Nijinsky; Northern Dancer; The Oaks; Pardubice; Phar Lap; Photo finish camera; Lester Piggott; AP O'Brien; Martin Pipe; Preakness Stakes; Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe; Sir Gordon Richards; Red Rum; Rock of Gibraltar; Royal Ascot; Royal patrons; Royal Randwick; St Leger; Yves Saint-Martin; Seabiscuit; Secretariat; Willie Shoemaker; Starting prices; Suffragette suicide; Woodbine.

About the Author

John White has built up an impressive database of facts and stats on just about every sport imaginable and his innovative Miscellany series now numbers some 15 titles from horse racing to football and motor racing to cricket. An Irishman, from Belfast, he is fortunate to live close to some the greatest racing stables not just in Europe but across the world, a breeding ground for legendary horses, trainers and jockeys.

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