Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland

Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland

Often called the sport of kings, horse racing dates back at least to the chariot races of the ancient Olympic Games. Arriving in Britain with the Romans in the first century BC, its popularity among the elite led to the breeding of thoroughbred racehorses and prompted the establishment of a formal racing calendar with flat races and steeple chases at a plethora of dedicated racecourses throughout the country. Now no longer restricted to the aristocracy, a day at… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 10, 2014)

Collection: Shire Publications

Page count: 64 pages

Language: English


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