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When Horse Racing Was Horse Racing free pdf Remember the legendary racehorses of yesteryear? The famous jockeys, the colourful trainers, and the many other great characters of the sport? Remember a time when the whole country would come to a virtual standstill for great events like the Derby and the Grand National? While horse racing may still provide a glorious and compelling spectacle, the sport of kings was at its most majestic in decades past. This beautiful collection of photographs and memories takes you back to that wonderful era with a unique look at the sport's long and rich heritage. Drawing on 100 years of outstanding photographs in the huge Mirrorpix archive, this book brings racing to life as it once was. All the excitement, drama, and thrill of the chase are evoked, along with profiles on the great and the good of the game, from champion riders to trackside rogues, cup-winning thoroughbreds to the less-heralded but no-less loved plucky competitors of their day. This book celebrates the sport's grass roots, its customs, curiosities, and unique characteristics held dear by racing lovers around the world. Written by award-winning author and sports journalist Adam Powley, and ranging from the grandest venues to the humblest tracks, this is the perfect illustrated guide to racing's golden age.

About Adam Powley

Adam Powley is a journalist and writer behind a number of books. He is the author of When Football Was Football: World Cup, When Football Was Football: Tottenham Hotspur, and is the co-author of the bestselling Spurs Miscellany and the critically acclaimed The Boys From White Hart Lane. He was also a major contributor to The Spurs Opus, When Saturday Comes: The half-decent football book, and Football: The Ultimate Guide. In addition to footballing titles, he has also written When Cricket Was Cricket, a nostalgic look at the game in bygone years, and reported and written for the Sunday Mirror, The Guardian, and Time Out.

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Author : Adam Powley
Publisher : J H Haynes
Data Published : 20 September 2012
ISBN : 0857331833
EAN : 9780857331830
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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