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The Global Horseracing Industry : Social, Economic, Environmental and Ethical Perspectives.

Author: Phil McManus; Glenn Albrecht; Raewyn Graham
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Routledge research in sport, culture and society.
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Horseracing, thoroughbred breeding and gambling on racing are global industries worth several hundred billion dollars. They are also industries facing serious challenges, from the rise of alternative forms of leisure gambling to concerns about the ethical treatment of animals in all equestrian sports. This book offers a broad-ranging examination of the contemporary horseracing industry, from geographical, economic,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phil McManus; Glenn Albrecht; Raewyn Graham
ISBN: 9781136477454 1136477454
OCLC Number: 811505979
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages).
Contents: Introducing the Global Horseracing Industry Section 1: Sentient Animals 1. The Thoroughbred 2. The people: Owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys, punters Section 2: The Industry 3. Thoroughbred breeding and racing around the world 4. The business of thoroughbred breeding and racing 5. Economic Pressures and Technological Change Section 3: Making Places 6. The experience economy, branding, and the rural idyll 7. Thoroughbred breeding regions: Contested landscapes 8. Horse Festivals and Identity 9. Environmental Challenges Section 4: Ethical Challenges 10. Ethics in conflict: Thoroughbred breeding and racing 11. Perspectives of breeders and punters 12. Reproductive technology 13. Jumps Racing: A sign of things to come? Section 5: The Future Possible future scenarios 14. Likely futures Conclusions
Series Title: Routledge research in sport, culture and society.

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Horseracing, thoroughbred breeding and gambling on racing are global industries worth several hundred billion dollars. They are also industries facing serious challenges, from the rise of alternative forms of leisure gambling to concerns about the ethical treatment of animals in all equestrian sports. This book offers a broad-ranging examination of the contemporary horseracing industry, from geographical, economic, social, ethical and environmental perspectives. The book draws on in-depth, mixed-method research into the racing and breeding industries in the US, Australia, the UK, Canada and New.

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