Written by a bestselling equestrian author, this is the ultimate guide to the multi-billion dollar world of horse racing, including flat racing, steeplechasing, and harness racing. The extraordinary history of the sport is brought to life with stories and images of the world's greatest racehorses, from three foundation sires that led to the development of the "racing machine," the British Thoroughbred; to the phenomenal Eclipse and such modern horse heroes as Nijinsky, Red Rum, and Desert Orchid. It discusses the world's most spectacular racecourses--such as the English Derby at Epsom and the classic Dubai World Cup at Nad Al Sheba, and the contributions of the great jockeys are also explored, including living legend and nine-time derby winner Lestor Piggot and racing superstar Frankie Dettori.
|Hardcover Book, 192 pages||English|
|AA Publishing (Apr. 1st, 2011)||Unknown|
|9780749567446||10.70 x 12.30 x 0.80 inches|