The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings

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This unique qbehind the scenesq description of British flat racing is based on first hand experiences in Newmarket, the Suffolk town regarded as the international headquarters of the sport. Cassidy offers an insider's look at the rituals of horseracing--including those on the racecourse and at the bloodstock auction--and shows how racing, betting and the bloodstock industry are connected. Her insightful descriptions of the class structure of Newmarket explain how racing professionals preserve both the sport and their status quo.Cassidy offers an insidera#39;s look at the rituals of horseracing--including those on the racecourse and at the bloodstock auction--and shows how racing, betting and the bloodstock industry are connected.


Title:The Sport of Kings
Author: Rebecca Cassidy
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2002-08-29
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