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Racing Post Annual 2018

Author: Nick Pulford

Publisher: Racing Post

ISBN: 9781910497098

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Page: 208

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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

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Page: 208

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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

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Page: 208

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Fifty Shades of Hay

The Extraordinary World of Racehorse Names

Author: David Ashforth

Publisher: Racing Post Books

ISBN: 9781910497715

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Page: 256

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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.

FORM BOOK JUMPS ANNUAL 2017-2018

Author: DENCH

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910497616

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Page: 1500

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Racing Post Pocket Diary 2018

Author: Racing Post

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910497166

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Page: N.A

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Racing Post Guide To The Jumps 2017-2018

Author: David Dew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910497135

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Page: N.A

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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

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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.

Dark Horses Jumps Guide

Author: Marten Julian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910498682

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Page: N.A

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The Definitive Guide to Betting on Horses

Author: Nick Pulford

Publisher: Raceform

ISBN: 9781905156962

Category: Horse racing

Page: 208

View: 7112

Looks at horserace betting. This title includes: the winning approach to betting on the Classics and the big festivals by Pricewise; the types of races and horses that are best for betting by The Racing Post handicappers, consistently the most successful tipping team; and, how to spot a potential winner by a senior Racing Post race-reader.

Racing Post Guide to the Flat 2018

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910497517

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Page: N.A

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Sprinter Sacre

The Impossible Dream

Author: Brough Scott

Publisher: Racing Post

ISBN: 9781910498910

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Page: 208

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Racing Post Cheltenham Festival Guide 2018

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910497500

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Page: N.A

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The Form Book Flat Annual for 2010

Author: Graham Dench

Publisher: Raceform

ISBN: 9781906820220

Category: Horse racing

Page: 1475

View: 7059

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.

Nationwide Football Annual: Soccer's Pocket Encyclopedia

Author: Stuart Barnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907524523

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Page: 544

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The Nationwide football annual is 130 years old and still the best football yearbook out there living up to its billing as a 'pocket encyclopedia'. As usual the book is packed full of information vital for the football fan; from team line-ups to international results; from appearance stats and goalscorers, to the sort of trivia that should keep pub quizzers happy for at least another century! This remains the definitive season guide for the serious footie fanatic.

Her Majesty's Leisure

How Horse Racing Reveals the Queen

Author: Julian Muscat

Publisher: Racing Post

ISBN: 9781905156863

Category: Horse racing

Page: 256

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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.

The Engine 2 Diet

The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds

Author: Rip Esselstyn

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 9780446543682

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit--in just 4 weeks. Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!)-he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip's program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344's dropped to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you'll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This invaluable guide features: **Dozens of easy, mouthwatering recipes-from pancakes to pizza, Tex-Mex favorites to knockout chocolate desserts-that will keep you looking forward to every bite **Pantry-stocking tips will take the panic out of inevitable cravings and on-the-fly meals **Guidelines on menu choices that will allow you to eat out, wherever and whenever you want **Rip's simple, firefighter-inspired exercise program that will boost your metabolism and melt your fat away. Medically approved, easy-to-follow, and amazingly effective, this diet is designed for anyone who wants to make heroic strides in his or her health, weight, and well-being-all without heroic effort. "Want to be as strong as a Texas firefighter? Or as healthy as a professional triathlete? Then follow the wonderful advice of Rip Esselstyn, who is both. His book can save your life--whether you're a man or a woman. Highly recommended!" -Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, U of California SF, author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease

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

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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: 9211

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 Bool

The History of Racing in Warrnambool, From 1848

Author: Mark McNamara

Publisher: Slattery Media Group

ISBN: 9781921778858

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Page: N.A

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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.

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