In 1972, racing saw a woman as Champion Jockey for the first time in history - albeit a champion after a season of races limited to her own sex - but nevertheless yet another milestone signifying women's increasing role in the so-called 'sport of kings'. Referring back as far as Queen Elizabeth I, and continuing with Queen Anne, whose exploits when following the chase were said to have terrified her attendants, Caroline Ramsden has traced the long and fascinating history of women's participation in the sport to the present day. Women owners have now annexed most of the coveted racing prizes, both on the flat and over jumps, and as breeders have registered considerable successes which include the Classics; ladies have further established themselves as trainers and have frequently scaled the dizzy heights of the number one positions among the elite in the unsaddling enclosures. And now that women have invaded the weighing room via their licences to ride as registered jockeys there seem few fields left to conquer. Although membership of the Jockey Club is denied them, women have clearly taken a growing share of responsibility for the day-to-day administration of racing and their efforts, both individually and collectively, have combined to make their role an integral and indispensable part of the modern racing scene. Caroline Ramsden has herself enjoyed a varied and active association with racing in all its aspects and is able to write with first-hand experience of many of the personalities and events mentioned in her book. Her father was Chairman of the Manchester Racecourse Company, and her recollections and carefully researched documentation complete a highly readable portrayal of the very special contribution made to the turf by the ladies in racing.
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Book Description Stanley Paul & Co Ltd, London, 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 192 pages, illustrated, a good copy in a strong binding, usual library stamps & marks, sticker & selotape residue, light marks to page edges, packed well & prompt dispatch. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 014280
Book Description Stanley Paul & Co., London, 1973. Hardback. 1st Edition. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Tape residue to dustjacket flaps where previous owner's plastic covering has been removed and Tape stains to rear endpaper. 172 pages The long and fascinating history of women's participation in the 'sport of kings'. Bookseller Inventory # 265351
Book Description London: Stanley Paul, 1973, London, 1973. 1st edition. 1st edition. 22cm. VG h/c, no DJ, slight fading to covers, small inked name FFEP. 192 pages, 22 b/w photos. Participation of women in horse racing is generally accepted as a modern development, but Ramsden reviews their competitive riding from the Sixteenth Century to the 1970s. Bookseller Inventory # 000720
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