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The Cambridge Companion to Horseracing (Hardback)
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The Cambridge Companion to Horseracing (Hardback)

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Hardback 249 Pages / Published: 28/03/2013
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People have been racing horses for thousands of years, all over the world. Yet horseracing is often presented as an English creation that was exported, unaltered, to the colonies. This Companion investigates the intersection of racing and literature, art, history and finance, casting the sport as the product of cross-class, cosmopolitan and international influences. Chapters on racing history and the origins of the thoroughbred demonstrate how the gift of a fast horse could forge alliances between nations, and the extent to which international power dynamics can be traced back to racetracks and breeding sheds. Leading scholars and journalists draw on original research and firsthand experience to create portraits of the racetracks of Newmarket, Kentucky, the Curragh, and Hunter Valley, exposing readers to new racing frontiers in China and Dubai as well. A unique resource for fans and scholars alike, reopening essential questions regarding the legacy and importance of horseracing today.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107013858
Number of pages: 249
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A thoroughbred publication from an unusual but welcome stable.' Racing Post
'A comprehensive companion ...' The Irish Field
'... a serious book ... recommended for libraries, fans and experts alike.' Reference Reviews
'... [this] volume is a great starting place for those interested in the subject, and the reader will come away wanting to learn more ... highly recommended' Choice
"... a serious book ... recommended for libraries, fans and experts alike." Reference Reviews
"... [this] volume is a great starting place for those interested in the subject, and the reader will come away wanting to learn more ... highly recommended" Choice

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