The Horse Racing Manual guides the reader through a first day at the races, explaining all the elements and considerations, from what to wear to placing a bet. Unlike other books on the market, it takes the reader further and goes ‘behind the scenes,’ providing explanations into the physiology of the horse and where it comes from, the processes and people involved in leading it to become a racehorse, the breeders, farriers, owners, trainers, jockeys and more.
For almost twenty years, Horses has been the definitive horse care manual, an indispensable reference for anyone who shows, races, breeds, or rides horses. Now Horses is available for the first time in paperback in a completely revised and updated new edition, offering all the latest information necessary for the competent care and recreational use of horses today. It covers every vital phase of buying, managing, enjoying, and raising horses and features a wealth of illustrations and photo sequences showing step-by-step management procedures, as well as more technical information for advanced owners. The Third Edition also reflects recent findings in health care and research, and includes * A new chapter on business practices in the horse industry * Current recommendations for internal parasite control * Information on equine assisted therapy * Linebreeding, the Dosage Index, and the Rasmussen Factor * Recent information on coat color inheritance * The physiology of conditioning performance horses * The practical use of behavior for training Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, Horses, Third Edition is an essential reference book for anyone who cares for a horse, from novice to experienced owner.
In a handicap, horses are assigned weights based on their past performances as a way to try to create evenly matched fields. The better the horse, the heavier the weight assigned. In the United States, handicaps once accounted for the majority of stakes races and were known to boast large purses attracting the leading horses of the day. Kentucky-bred horses such as Discovery, Equipoise and Kelso won under the heaviest of weights, dominating the handicap division year after year, and were immortalized in the hall of fame. These equine stars brought recognition to the Sport of Kings and became renowned athletes for their courage, fortitude and durability. Join author and turf historian Melanie Greene as she recounts the harrowing tales of these noble steeds.
Long after similiar sports encyclopedias have come and gone, the American Racing Manual continues to serve and entertain fans of the Thoroughbred and members of the racing industry. The continued annual upgrade of statistical reports of leading horses, jockeys, trainers, and race recaps offers the racing aficando an endless supply of rich data. The 2007 edition of the American Racing Manual strengthens its legacy as the prime statistical resource for the Thoroughbred sport.
The American Racing Manual 2009 is Thoroughbred racing's number one statistical resource. Now in its 114th year of printing, the ARM continues to cover the major statistical happenings of the racing industry directly from America's leading and most reliable turf authority: Daily Racing Form.As with previous editions, the entire 2008 racing season is recapped along with some new features including: Betting Percentage Tables; Synthetic Surface Synth designations on the race headers in stakes histories; Added past performances of Triple Crown winners not previously in Gallery.
The most in-depth Thoroughbred racing guidebook available. While still the authoritative almanac of Thoroughbred racing when first published in 1896, this edition has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception over a century ago.
This manual is the most in-depth Thoroughbred racing guidebook available. Considered the Bible of Thoroughbred racing since its inception more than a century ago, the ARM is finally available through mainstream bookstores.