Racing Post Annual 2018

Author: Nick Pulford

Publisher: Racing Post

ISBN: 9781910497098


Page: 208

View: 8486

The hugely popular 2018 annual from the Racing Post contains all the best stories of 2017 and a look ahead to 2018. Stunningly illustrated throughout by award-winning photographer Edward Whitaker, this is a must-have for any horse racing fan.

Racing Post Annual 2017

Author: Nick Pulford

Publisher: Racing Post Books

ISBN: 9781910498736


Page: 208

View: 6999

The hugely popular 2017 annual from the Racing Post contains all the best stories of 2016 and a look ahead to 2017. Stunningly illustrated throughout by award-winning photographer Edward Whitaker, this is a must-have for any horse racing fan.

Racing Post Annual 2016

Author: Nick Pulford

Publisher: Racing Post Books

ISBN: 9781910498040


Page: 208

View: 393

Fifty Shades of Hay

The Extraordinary World of Racehorse Names

Author: David Ashforth

Publisher: Racing Post Books

ISBN: 9781910497715


Page: 256

View: 592

You might feel sure that a horse is not a Flamingo, a Polar Bear, a Tomato, a Teapot, a pair of Bootlaces, a Taxidermist, a Rat Catcher, or a Flea, but you'd be wrong. Racehorse owners often give their horses bizarre names that would seem to make success impossible. Luckily, thoroughbreds are able to defy such handicaps. A Spaniel has won the Derby (1831), a Crow the St Leger (1976), a Butterfly the Oaks (1860) and, difficult to imagine, Oscar Wilde the Welsh National (1958). It's bonkers. Bonkers won at Southwell in 2002. Over the centuries there have been hundreds of thousands of different names bestowed or inflicted on racehorses, and in Fifty Shades Of Hay, David Ashforth has picked out a selection to baffle, surprise, and amuse in equal measure.

Mr. Darley's Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in Twenty-Five Horses

Author: Christopher McGrath

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681773902

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 6459

The audacious and inspired history of horse racing told through the bloodline of twenty-five exceptional Arabian steeds. In 1704 a bankrupt English merchant sent home the colt he had bought from Bedouin tribesmen near the ruins of Palmyra. Thomas Darley hoped this horse might be the ticket to a new life back in Yorkshire. But he turned out to be far more than that, and although Mr. Darley's Arabian never ran a race, 95% of all thoroughbreds in the world today are descended from him. In this book, for the first time, award-winning racing writer Christopher McGrath traces this extraordinary bloodline through twenty-five generations to our greatest modern racehorse, Frankel. The story of racing is about man's relationship with horses, and Mr. Darley's Arabian also celebrates the men and women who owned, trained and traded the stallions that extended the dynasty. The great Eclipse, for instance, was bred by the Duke who foiled Bonnie Prince Charlie's invasion (with militia gathered from Wakefield races) and went on to lead the Jockey Club. But he only became a success once bought and raced by a card-sharp and brothel-keeper - the racecourse has always brought high and low life together. McGrath expertly guides us through three centuries of scandals, adventures and fortunes won and lost: our sporting life offers a fascinating view into our history. With a canvas that extends from the diamond mines of South Africa to the trenches of the Great War, and a cast ranging from Smithfield meat salesmen to the inspiration for Mr Toad, and from legendary jockeys to not one, but two disreputable Princes of Wales (and a very unamused Queen Victoria), Mr. Darley's Arabian shows us the many faces of the sport of kings.

The Form Book Flat Annual for 2010

Author: Graham Dench

Publisher: Raceform

ISBN: 9781906820220

Category: Horse racing

Page: 1475

View: 1019

The official BHA results for all flat racing in 2009. It includes all the statistics for the 2009 season, including comments on each horse and race comment.

Sprinter Sacre

The Impossible Dream

Author: Brough Scott

Publisher: Racing Post

ISBN: 9781910498910


Page: 208

View: 5892

Her Majesty's Leisure

How Horse Racing Reveals the Queen

Author: Julian Muscat

Publisher: Racing Post

ISBN: 9781905156863

Category: Horse racing

Page: 256

View: 4700

Published to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, 'Her Majesty's Pleasure' is an affectionate portrait of the Queen enjoying her favourite pastime - horse and horse racing.

Nationwide Football Annual 2011-2012

Author: Stuart Barnes

Publisher: Sportsbooks

ISBN: 9781907524042

Category: Soccer

Page: 544

View: 7382

The Nationwide football annual is now 125 years old – a remarkable achievement for the world’s oldest football book. And it is still the best value soccer yearbook in the market, living up to its billing as ‘soccer’s pocket encyclopedia’.As usual the book is packed full of information vital for the football fan; from team line-ups to international results; from international appearances and goalscorers to the sort of trivia to keep a pub quiz in questions for another 125 years!The book contains everything anyone needs to know about the game -- league and non-league -- in Britain, Ireland and throughout Europe. The publication of the latest edition of the annual is always a major event in the soccer calendar.Included are: results from the 2010/2011 season (including domestic and European cup competitions and international matches involving British teams); full fixture lists for the 2012/2013 season; all major European and world football awards; a day-by-day diary highlighting the season’s biggest stories; players and their appearances for each and every league club.

'the Bool

The History of Racing in Warrnambool, From 1848

Author: Mark McNamara

Publisher: Slattery Media Group

ISBN: 9781921778858


Page: N.A

View: 6883

Mark McNamara's near-30-year toil has produced a book of more than 400 pages that is an amazing and well-researched story of more than a century and a half of horse-racing history in Warrnambool that also is a history of the region's people and their sporting passion. The magnificent Grand Annual Steeplechase takes centre stage at Warrnambool's annual three-day May carnival, and it is covered extensively in Melbourne barrister McNamara's much wider labour of love. As the proud Warrnambool man and highly respected former chief steward, Des Gleeson, says in his foreword: "The carnival's Grand Annual Steeplechase is the ultimate test of horse and rider, run over an exhausting 5500 metres with 33 obstacles, more than any other steeplechase in the world. It is a spectacle unmatched, conducted through open paddocks and up and down hills, horses running clockwise and anti-clockwise at different stages." The book covers the Annual and the other iconic carnival races, the Warrnambool Cup, the Wangoom Handicap, the Brierly Steeplechase and the Galleywood Hurdle. Warrnambool-born McNamara tells of the exploits of the great horses, including Galleywood, for whom the hurdle was named, and delves into the fight to save jumps racing, an "endangered species" in racing in recent years. It details the exploits of trainers such big winners Kevin Lafferty and Darren Weir, the great jockeys such as Tom Corrigan and Ted Byrne, and the jockey- trainer combinations such as Pat Hyland and Jim Moloney. Horse owners Tozer, Manifold and more provide key moments, right from the mid-1800s when many rode their own horses in races as amateurs and also were involved-as or with administrators-in the establishment of clubs and Warrnambool's racecourses.

The Jumping Game

How National Hunt Trainers Work and What Makes Them Tick

Author: Henrietta Knight

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786694441

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9972

As the woman who trained the great Best Mate to win three consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups, no one could be better qualified than Henrietta Knight to discover what makes today's top jumps trainers succeed. From eccentric, outspoken Yorkshireman Mick Easterby, to elegant, aristocratic Venetia Williams, from Irish wizard, Willie Mullins, to perfectionist champion trainer, Paul Nicholls and young pretender, Dan Skelton, here is a dazzling cast of extraordinary characters, all with their quirks and foibles, but with one single-minded ambition – finding first-class horses and training them to win big races. Henrietta shares their dramatic journeys, methods and secrets of working in a tough, competitive industry. For the trainers, every win reignites the thrill of the sport and a craving for success that never dies. Their stories are fascinating, each one illustrated with unique photographs from private albums.

Why Soccer Matters

Author: Pelé

Publisher: Celebra Hardcover

ISBN: 0451468759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 2173

Football fans always agree on one thing: the greatest player of all time was Pele. During his 20 year career, he was heralded as an international treasure, and his accomplishments on the field proved to be pure magic: an unprecedented three World Cup championships and the all-time scoring record, with 1,283 goals. Now the legendary star and humanitarian explores the sport's recent history and provides new insights into the game. With unparalleled openness, he shares his most inspiring experiences, heart-warming stories and hard-won wisdom.


The Best of Birdie

Author: Darren Bird

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910498149


Page: 160

View: 5863

Gambling For Life

Author: Harry Findlay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910335888


Page: 320

View: 8657