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Horse-Racing Strangest Races : Extraordinary but true stories from over 150 years of racing

Author: Andrew Ward
Publisher: New York : Portico, 2015.
Series: Strangest.
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This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history. Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly stunned a horse and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ward, Andrew.
Horse-Racing Strangest Races : Extraordinary but true stories from over 150 years of racing.
New York : Pavilion Books, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Ward
ISBN: 9781910232323 1910232327
OCLC Number: 953175693
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction to the Second Edition; Introduction; Woman Against Man (1805); Outsiders for the St Leger (1822); The Cocked-Hat Stakes (1824); A Run-Off for the Derby (1828); A Race Against the Clock (1831); A Favourite Fails on the Flat (1835); Very Thick Fog (1841); The Adventure of Running Rein (1844); Man Against Horse Over Hurdles (1849); The Worst-Ever Day's Racing (1849); The Last of the Great Matches (1851); The United Kingdom Trainers' Stakes (1854); A Quadruple Dead Heat (1855); Blink Bonny or Black Tommy (1857); The Closest-Ever Cesarewitch (1857). A Unique Format (1858)A Race for Stayers (1862); A New Race (1862); An Empty Box (1864); A Savage Brute (1866); Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Riding for the Name (1866); Acceptability Over Weight (1870); A Starter's Nightmare (1871); The Reluctant Winner (1872); A One-Horse Race (1875); Three Ran and No Horse Lost (1877); 'A Finish of Unprecedented Severity and Closeness' (1880); The Bard Will Walk It (1886); A Deuce of a Race (1888); Foston Foggydom (1889); 'A Singularly Sensational Affair' (1892); The Trodmore Races (1898); A National Needing a Spare Neck (1901); A Marine Achievement (1903). Great Metropolitan Mistakes (1903)How Far Did You Say? (1903); One Objection After Another (1903); Transport Difficulties (1905); The Coup of the Missing Hurdle (1905); An Italian Love Story (1908); Glenside's Year (1911); Tinto v Myriad (1912); Emily Davison and a Disqualification (1913); 'Horse Stopped by Armed Man' (1913); A War National at Gatwick (1917); The Worst-Ever Sporting Disaster (1918); A Triple Dead Heat (1923); England's Best Against America's Best (1923); A Grand National for Allison and Good (1927); 42 Runners and One Clear Round (1928). Engine-Power Against Horse-Power (1933)A Record for a Seven-Furlong Course (1938); One From the Back (1939); The Golden Apple (1939); Spectators as Jockeys (1939); Going Solo in the Kiplingcotes Derby (1947); Divided High Stakes (1949); A Waiting Race (1949); The Fernie-Chase Chase (1953); Scotland Yard Investigates (1953); A Race for Seven Novices (1954); A Human Error? (1955); A Storm Over Ascot (1955); Devon Loch at Aintree (1956); An Announcement to Follow (1958); Trouble on the Track (1958); Seven Fall in the Derby (1962); Pioneering a New Course (1964); A Million to One (1965). 'Man With Gun Holds Up Race' (1966)Nine Out of Ten Disqualified (1966); A Shot Horse (1966); No Cow, No Jockeys (1966); 36 Horses Die After Race (1966); Foinavon's National (1967); No Finishers in a Flat-Race (1969); Racecourse Dogs (1969); An Attack on the Tierce (1973); An Outside Chance (1975); My Kentucky Derby (1976); The Great American Horse Race (1976); Battling Jockeys (1978); Another Hoax (1978); Not Before Time (1979); Three Races in One (1979); Rerun Race at Ripon (1980); Aldaniti at Aintree (1981); A Helicopter Treble (1981); A Ballot for Who Races (1981).
Series Title: Strangest.
Responsibility: Andrew Ward.

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This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history. Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly stunned a horse and unseated a jockey at Ascot, and many more. A totally original, offbeat collection of extraordinary but true stories, Horse-Racing's Strangest Races will be a delight to all lovers of the turf.

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