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The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing: The Illustrated Guide to the World of the Thoroughbred, Bill Mooney, George Ennor, Graeme Kelly
1 Bill Mooney, George Ennor, Graeme Kelly The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing: The Illustrated Guide to the World of the Thoroughbred
Carlton Books 239695 London 2009 Fourth Edition 1847323553 / 9781847323552 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Very Good Condition Very Good Now in its fourth edition, "The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing" is an authoritative and comprehensive illustrated work of reference. The book tells the story of the 'sport of kings' from its earliest inceptions to the present day. It provides essential information on all the top jockeys and the leading owners and trainers and the famous horses. Every personality (human and equine), event and issue of importance in the history of both flat racing and steeplechasing will be referred to somewhere in the book. In addition, the off-track world of racing will be explored through the chapters dealing with gambling, scandals and disasters, social and cultural aspects, media coverage and the business of the racing. Written by two acknowledged authorities on the racing scene, this book is the definitive work on 'the horses', with every page a visually exciting and information-packed celebration of the sport. This book will be as invaluable to the fan who follows racing on television as it will be for the serious student, administrator and the media. 248 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Animals & Nature::Horses::Horse Racing; Animals & Birds; ISBN/EAN: 9781847323552. Inventory No: 239695. Hardcover 
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Price: 35.00 AUD 28.00 AUD 
 
 
Black Caviar, Gerard Whateley
2 Gerard Whateley Black Caviar
ABC Books 240624 Sydney 2013 0733331378 / 9780733331374 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine Fully updated with three new chapters, this is the illustrated edition of Gerard Whateley's bestselling story of the horse of a lifetime - Black Caviar. Fully updated, and including three new chapters, this sumptuous illustrated edition of Gerard Whateley's acclaimed bestseller, BLACK CAVIAR, documents in words and pictures, the career of the racehorse who has transcended the track to become an Australian icon. It begins with the entrancing story of champion trainer Peter Moody, a self-made man bred in the remote outback of Queensland, who came to select and guide the fastest horse the world had ever seen. Under Moody's patient and masterful guidance, the hulking injury-prone filly matured into a champion, idolized by a devoted following more akin to a rock band than a racehorse. With her invincible run and marauding dominance, Black Caviar has returned racing to the glory days of more than half a century past and secured a reputation that will echo for as long as horses are sent out to race. this full-colour edition features more than 150 images celebrating Black Caviar's achievements. 438 pages. Fully Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Animals & Nature::Horses::Horse Racing; Australia; ISBN/EAN: 9780733331374. Inventory No: 240624. Hardcover 
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Price: 35.00 AUD 28.00 AUD 
 
 
Hawkesbury Racing 1800-2000[Including the History of the Hawkesbury Race Club Established 1829] Racing, Horses and Personalities, John Hiatt
3 John Hiatt Hawkesbury Racing 1800-2000[Including the History of the Hawkesbury Race Club Established 1829] Racing, Horses and Personalities
Hawkesbury Race Club 239693 NSW, Australia 2001 0957995601 / 9780957995604 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition This book traces Hawkesbury racing from the illegal match races of the early 1800s including the formal establishment of the Hawkesbury Race Club on the 6-7-1829 and tracing every year to the present time. Records of every race, owners, trainers, jockeys, horses and tracing administrators. 604 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Animals & Nature::Horses::Horse Racing; Animals & Birds; Australian::Australian History. ISBN: 0957995601. ISBN/EAN: 9780957995604. Inventory No: 239693. Paperback 
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Price: 50.00 AUD 40.00 AUD 
 
 
Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse, Laura Hillenbrand
4 Laura Hillenbrand Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse
Fourth Estate 245678 London 2001 0007167040 / 9780007167043 Softcover Good Condition The true story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse -- Seabiscuit -- that symbolised a pivotal moment in American history, as the twentieth century's greatest nation found the courage to bet on itself to win against the odds. Now a major motion picture directed by Gary Ross and starring Toby Maguire and Jeff Daniels. In 1936 the habits of 19th-century America were finally consigned to history just as Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind was published. In their place, modern America was born. But what defined this new era? Nothing more than the story of Seabiscuit, a stunted colt with asymmetrical knees that had for two years been hacked around no-good race tracks which led to permanent leg damage. Yet by 1937 Seabiscuit could draw crowds of 60,000 and had more newspaper column inches devoted to him than Mussolini, Hitler or Roosevelt, his popularity peaking during his appearances at the Santa Anita Handicap. America had gone to the races for the first time since the Depression and fallen in love with a misshapen colt of great character. Now it wanted a winner. Seabiscuit is aslo the story of three men: Tom Smith, a former Wild West Showman was the trainer; Red Pollard, abandoned by his poverty stricken family at a race track became the rider; and Charles Howard, a pioneer car manufacturer in San Francisco in the 1920s was the owner and financier. These three combined to create the legend of Seabiscuit and epitomise a dream for the emerging new America. 426 pages. Item Type: Film Tie-in. Tanning to pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Animals & Nature::Horses::Horse Racing; Sports & Pastimes; ISBN: 0007167040. ISBN/EAN: 9780007167043. Inventory No: 245678. Paperback 
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Price: 8.50 AUD 6.80 AUD 
 
 
True Grit:Tales from a Decade on The Turf, Les Carlyon
5 Les Carlyon True Grit:Tales from a Decade on The Turf
Mandarin 234987 Australia 1996 1863306064 / 9781863306065 Softcover Good Condition Four decades of tales from the turf from Australia's leading writer on history and horses, Les Carlyon. Every outrage that occurs on any racecourse anywhere can be explained by one line from Damon Runyon- 'Well, it is horse racing.' Les Carlyon's acclaimed collection of feature stories and vignettes from Australian racing now spans forty years. From Bart Cummings before he was a Cup legend to Colin Hayes and Kerry Packer and Peter Moody and his unbeatable Black Caviar, no one sees the magic and heartbreak in the world of horses and racing with quite the poetry of Les Carlyon. Les's eye is both sharp and tender, his writing is so vivid you can almost feel the steaming breath of the mighty gallopers on your cheek and he is under no illusions about the reality of this glorious, awful, fortune-making, heart-breaking sport. 284 pages. Tanning to pages. Previous owners name on dedication page. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Animals & Nature::Horses::Horse Racing; Animals & Birds; ISBN: 1863306064. ISBN/EAN: 9781863306065. Inventory No: 234987. Paperback 
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Price: 12.50 AUD 10.00 AUD 
 
 
They're Racing: The Complete Story of Australian Racing, Les Carlyon [Introduction]
6 Les Carlyon [Introduction] They're Racing: The Complete Story of Australian Racing
Viking 239683 Australia 1999 0670885029 / 9780670885022 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Over two hundred stories and stars, personalities and pictures from the early years 1788 - 1998 320 pages. Inscription to previous owner on inside cover. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Animals & Nature::Horses::Horse Racing; Animals & Birds; ISBN: 0670885029. ISBN/EAN: 9780670885022. Inventory No: 239683. Hardcover 
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Price: 30.00 AUD 24.00 AUD 
 
 
On and Off The Turf, Nat Gould
7 Nat Gould On and Off The Turf
George Routledge & Sons, Limited 165639 London, England Softcover Fair No Dust Jacket 122 pp. . Original wraps have foxing and chips and rubbing to edges and tear to bottom of spine edge. Also several creases. Pages brown. Previous owners name on title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Animals & Nature::Horses::Horse Racing; Animals & Birds; Inventory No: 165639. Paperback 
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Price: 50.00 AUD 40.00 AUD 
 
 
The Jockey Who Laughed, Roy Higgins and Tom Prior
8 Roy Higgins and Tom Prior The Jockey Who Laughed
Hutchinson 245240 Australia 1982 Reprint 0091378702 / 9780091378707 Hardcover Good Condition Good 100 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Animals & Nature::Horses::Horse Racing; Animals & Birds; ISBN: 0091378702. ISBN/EAN: 9780091378707. Inventory No: 245240. Hardcover 
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Price: 12.50 AUD 10.00 AUD 
 


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