Racehorse: The Complete Guide to the World of Horse Racing
The extraordinary history of racing is brought to life with stories and images of the world’s greatest racehorses and covers everything from the three foundation sires that led to the development of the British Thoroughbred to the American Standardbred and such modern horse heroes as Nijinsky, Man o’ War, Red Rum, and Desert Orchid. The contributions of the great jockeys are also explored, including living legend and nine-time derby winner Lestor Piggot and the incomparable racing superstar Frankie Dettori. This study also celebrates the world’s most spectacular racecourses and the classic races that make them household names around the world, including the English Derby at Epsom, the Kentucky Derby, and the Dubai World Cup at Nad Al Sheba. Flat racing, steeple-chasing, and harness racing are all covered in this fascinating and comprehensive guide.