The Encyclopedia of British Horse Racing offers an innovative approach to one of Britain's oldest sports. While it considers the traditional themes of gambling and breeding, and contains biographies of human personalities and equine stars, it also devotes significant space to neglected areas. Entries include:social, economic and political forces that have influenced racingcontroversial historical and current issueslegal and illegal gambling, and racing financethe British impact on world horseracinghistory and heritage of horseracinglinks between horse racing and the arts, media and technologyhuman and equine biographies venues associated with racinghorseracing websites
The Encyclopedia of British Horse Racing provides a unique source of information and will be of great interest to sports historians as well as all those whose work or leisure brings them into the world of racing.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 22 mm
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