This guide to both flat and National Hunt racing includes information on betting and form evaluation, paddock inspection, the racing press, a beginners' guide to race reading, and details of racecourses in Britain and Ireland.
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Horse racing can be seen as a daunting experience to those on the outside. With its rules, etiquette and own unique language, it often appears a rather elitist sport. But once on the inside, its glamour, excitement and intellectual appeal are unrivalled. In this fully updated and revised edition of 'The Racegoers' Encyclopedia' John White provides a comprehensive A-Z of British and Irish horse racing, both for the Flat and National Hunt.
This book gives detailed descriptions, course plans and the historical background behind every race course in Britain and Ireland. In the paddock, the author explains what to look for in the conformation of a horse while in the betting ring, he details the many different types of bet available and which races are likely to offer backers the best value.
Armchair race watchers and betting shop habitués can find out how to get the best from the racing press; students of form are given useful tips on races in which past performances have an important bearing; and there is also advice on race reading and how to spot horses to back 'next time out.'
This new third edition of ' The Racegoers' Encyclopedia ' is attractively illustrated with updated diagrams, maps and photographs. Written in an idiosyncratic and highly distinctive style, the book is an invaluable guide for those who follow the 'sport of kings'.
"A comprehensive and invaluable guidebook"
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