Ahead on the Flat

The Top Flat Horses to Follow

Author: Mark Howard

Publisher: Ahead on the Flat

ISBN: 9780992922412

Category:

Page: 136

View: 8068

Racing Post Annual 2018

Author: Nick Pulford

Publisher: Racing Post

ISBN: 9781910497098

Category:

Page: 208

View: 9542

The hugely popular 2018 annual from the Racing Post contains all the best stories of 2017 and a look ahead to 2018. Stunningly illustrated throughout by award-winning photographer Edward Whitaker, this is a must-have for any horse racing fan.

The Form Book Flat Annual for 2010

Author: Graham Dench

Publisher: Raceform

ISBN: 9781906820220

Category: Horse racing

Page: 1475

View: 8795

The official BHA results for all flat racing in 2009. It includes all the statistics for the 2009 season, including comments on each horse and race comment.

Beyond the Track

Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racecourse to Riding Horse

Author: Anna Morgan Ford

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768366

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 1014

Renowned for their amazing athleticism and unparalleled work ethic, and famed for their "great heart" and willingness to go the extra mile, off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have proven to be the ultimate equine partner in a host of disciplines: dressage, eventing, hunter/jumpers, trail riding—even barrel racing! Now discover all you need to know to find the right OTTB and give him the solid educational foundation he needs to excel in a new career, whether as a highly trained competitor, pleasure mount, or companion animal. * A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to support the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

Most Glorious Crown

The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to American Pharaoh

Author: Marvin Drager,Ed McNamara

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 163319468X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 369

The definitive work on this rare coronation, this book delves into the history, personalities, and subplots of each of the 12 Triple Crown champions. From Sir Barton in 1919 through American Pharaoh in 2015, each Triple Crown winner has exhibited a true personality and charisma befitting of super stardom and renowned author Marvin Drager's prose brings to life these 12 remarkable stories. The Most Glorious Crown is a unique and fascinating inspection of each champion, their jockeys, owners, and trainers, as well as a riveting account of each race and the events leading up to each historic event. This magnificent oversized book includes more than 150 archival, authentic black-and-white photographs of each thoroughbred throughout different stages of its career. It also includes actual racing forms from each race for the Triple Crown. This new, updated edition features chapters on the 37 year gap between Triple Crown winners and 2015 champion American Pharaoh.

Ranch Roping

The Complete Guide To A Classic Cowboy Skill

Author: Buck Brannaman,A. J. Mangum

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461745837

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 3624

Ranch roping is at the heart of all ranch work, and unlike the rodeo variation of calf roping, the “vacquero” tradition calls for techniques that result in a skillful and graceful throw and catch. Buck Brannaman, a world-renowned master of the art, describes the essential tools, the partnership between horse and rider (incorporating the Natural Horsemanship approach for which the author is famous), and the mechanics needed to become a successful ranch roper, whether in competition or in actual cattle work. One-hundred full-color photographs of Buck in action enhance the step-by-step methodology that leads to mastering this essential Western skill. Whether you ride or rope or just wish you could, here's a book for everyone who is captivated by Western traditions and contemporary life.

Driving with the Devil

Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR

Author: Neal Thompson

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307522269

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 2151

“Moonshiners put more time, energy, thought, and love into their cars than any racer ever will. Lose on the track and you go home. Lose with a load of whiskey and you go to jail.” —Junior Johnson, NASCAR legend and one-time whiskey runner Today’s NASCAR is a family sport with 75 million loyal fans, which is growing bigger and more mainstream by the day. Part Disney, part Vegas, part Barnum & Bailey, NASCAR is also a multibillion-dollar business and a cultural phenomenon that transcends geography, class, and gender. But dark secrets lurk in NASCAR’s past. Driving with the Devil uncovers for the first time the true story behind NASCAR’s distant, moonshine-fueled origins and paints a rich portrait of the colorful men who created it. Long before the sport of stock-car racing even existed, young men in the rural, Depression-wracked South had figured out that cars and speed were tickets to a better life. With few options beyond the farm or factory, the best chance of escape was running moonshine. Bootlegging offered speed, adventure, and wads of cash—if the drivers survived. Driving with the Devil is the story of bootleggers whose empires grew during Prohibition and continued to thrive well after Repeal, and of drivers who thundered down dusty back roads with moonshine deliveries, deftly outrunning federal agents. The car of choice was the Ford V-8, the hottest car of the 1930s, and ace mechanics tinkered with them until they could fly across mountain roads at 100 miles an hour. After fighting in World War II, moonshiners transferred their skills to the rough, red-dirt racetracks of Dixie, and a national sport was born. In this dynamic era (1930s and ’40s), three men with a passion for Ford V-8s—convicted criminal Ray Parks, foul-mouthed mechanic Red Vogt, and crippled war veteran Red Byron, NASCAR’s first champion—emerged as the first stock car “team.” Theirs is the violent, poignant story of how moonshine and fast cars merged to create a new sport for the South to call its own. Driving with the Devil is a fascinating look at the well-hidden historical connection between whiskey running and stock-car racing. NASCAR histories will tell you who led every lap of every race since the first official race in 1948. Driving with the Devil goes deeper to bring you the excitement, passion, crime, and death-defying feats of the wild, early days that NASCAR has carefully hidden from public view. In the tradition of Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit, this tale not only reveals a bygone era of a beloved sport, but also the character of the country at a moment in time. From the Hardcover edition.

Horses in Training 2010

Author: Richard Lowther

Publisher: Raceform

ISBN: 9781906820244

Category: Horse racing

Page: 760

View: 8365

Horses in training on the flat and over jumps, trainers, pedigrees, and owners of each horse are all listed in this guide for all who study form and are interested in horse racing.

Exploring Nature in Illinois

A Field Guide to the Prairie State

Author: Michael Jeffords,Susan Post

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252096266

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 1749

Loaded with full color photographs and evocative descriptions, Exploring Nature in Illinois provides a panorama of the state's overlooked natural diversity. Naturalists Michael Jeffords and Susan Post explore fifty preserves, forests, restoration areas, and parks, bringing an expert view to wildlife and landscapes and looking beyond the obvious to uncover the unexpected beauty of Illinois's wild places. From the colorful variety of birds at War Bluff Valley Audubon Sanctuary to the exposed bedrock and cliff faces of Apple River Canyon, Exploring Nature in Illinois will inspire readers to explore wonders hidden from urban sprawl and cultivated farmland. Maps and descriptions help travelers access even hard-to-find sites while a wealth of detail and photography offers nature-lovers insights into the flora, fauna, and other aspects of vibrant settings and ecosystems. The authors also include diary entries describing their own impressions of and engagement with the sites. A unique and much-needed reference, Exploring Nature in Illinois will entertain and enlighten hikers, cyclers, students and scouts, morning walkers, weekend drivers, and anyone else seeking to get back to nature in the Prairie State.

Drive to Win

The Essential Guide to Race Driving

Author: Carroll Smith

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 187

View: 9711

Race car engineer and best selling author Carroll Smith applies his knowledge to the art of race rules, techniques & procedure of race car evaluation.

The Definitive Guide to Betting on Horses

Author: Nick Pulford

Publisher: Raceform

ISBN: 9781905156962

Category: Horse racing

Page: 208

View: 5516

Looks at horserace betting. This title includes: the winning approach to betting on the Classics and the big festivals by Pricewise; the types of races and horses that are best for betting by The Racing Post handicappers, consistently the most successful tipping team; and, how to spot a potential winner by a senior Racing Post race-reader.

Monsieur X

The incredible story of the most audacious gambler in history

Author: Jamie Reid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472942310

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1547

Patrice des Moutis was a handsome, charming and well educated Frenchman with an aristocratic family, a respectable insurance business, and a warm welcome in the smartest Parisian salons. He was also a compulsive gambler and illegal bookie. Between the late 1950s and the early 1970s, des Moutis made a daring attempt to beat the French state-run betting system. With a genius for mathematics and a deep love and understanding of the horse-racing world – not to mention excellent relationships with all the top trainers and jockeys – he applied himself to his task with vigour and meticulous research. A series of spectacular coups netted him (and his friends, with whom he generously shared his predictions) the equivalent of millions of pounds, and soon saw him nicknamed Monsieur X and hailed as a hero by a public desperate to see someone get one over on the state. Des Moutis' success so alarmed the authorities that they repeatedly changed the rules of betting in an effort to stop him. And so a battle of wills began, all played out on the front pages of the daily newspapers as the general public willed des Moutis on to ever greater successes. He remained one step ahead of the authorities until finally the government criminalised his activities, driving him into the arms of the underworld. Eventually the net began to close, high-profile characters found themselves the target of the state's investigation, and people began turning up dead. This long-running cat and mouse game – with the law on one side and des Moutis and the gangsters on the other – is a dazzling tale of glamour, riches, violence and ultimately tragedy.