Racehorse: The Complete Guide to the World of Horse Racing by Elwyn Hartley Edwards
Model Number: 9780749558901
From ancient beginnings to modern institutions and innovations, from prestigious races to famous faces, discover the stories and facts behind today’s multi-billion-dollar racing industry. Racehorse is a fascinating introduction to the Sport of Kings, from modern racing’s 17th-century origins in Great Britain with the development of the Thoroughbred “racing machine” to the latest superstars of the modern global industry. Covering all types of horse racing from flat racing to steeplechasing to harness racing, Racehorse presents the great racing personalities – equine and human – and celebrates the world’s most spectacular racecourses and the Classic races that make them household names. Illustrated with stunning photography that brings the racing world to life, Racehorse is a comprehensive exploration of a remarkable sport.