By Robin Oakley,Edward Gillespie

ISBN-10: 1472935098

ISBN-13: 9781472935090

Robin Oakley brings alive the vibrant international of these who experience and educate leaping horses. With stylish creation and gripping photographs The heritage of leap Racing chronicles the social and fiscal alterations that have introduced the sport's ups and downs-like the improvement of sponsorships and syndicate possession, the close to lack of the Grand nationwide, the transforming into domination of the Cheltenham competition and the expansion of all-weather racing to satisfy the bookies' calls for for having a bet store fodder.

speed and color is equipped via tales of the horses who've been taken to the center of racing crowds, just like the Irish-trained hurdler Istabraq and most sensible Mate, the three-times winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup for England. well-known rivalries and memorable races are re-lived and key victories revisited in pictures of and interviews with the proprietors, jockeys and running shoes who've ruled the game. The emphasis can be principally at the prior fifty years-from Arkle to Tony McCoy-but an important advent through Edward Gillespie encapsulates the prior historical past of what was once formerly often called 'National Hunt Racing' and units the tales in context. .

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