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In Search of Running Rein : the Amazing Fraud of the 1844 Derby.

Author: Tony Byles
Publisher: Luton : Andrews UK Ltd., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Epsom Derby, established back in 1780 for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies, is today considered to be the most prestigious of the five Classics of the racing calendar, but there was nothing noble about the notorious Derby held in 1844. Marred by horse switching allegations, false age declarations, devious ownership transferrals and nobbling, it was set to become the most scandalous event in the  Read more...
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Byles, Tony.
In Search of Running Rein : The Amazing Fraud of the 1844 Derby.
Luton : Andrews UK Limited, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Byles
ISBN: 9781907792939 1907792937
OCLC Number: 735599591
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Front Matter; Title Page; Publisher Information; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introductory Note:; Foreword; In Search of Running Rein; Murky Practices and Dirty Tricks; Back to Denton and Malton; Abraham Levi Goodman; The Fraud Begins; Gladiator, The Saddler, ; Enter Goneaway; The Epsom Spring Meeting; Maccabeus Masquerades; Ratan, The Ugly Buck, ; The Derby; After the Derby; The Litchwalds; The Trial; After the Trial; The Ratan Affair; Lord George; Zanoni; End Matter; Epilogue; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Appendix 5; Appendix 6; Appendix 7; Appendix 8. Appendix 9Appendix 10; Appendix 11; Appendix 12; Appendix 13; Appendix 14; Also Available.

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The Epsom Derby, established back in 1780 for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies, is today considered to be the most prestigious of the five Classics of the racing calendar, but there was nothing noble about the notorious Derby held in 1844. Marred by horse switching allegations, false age declarations, devious ownership transferrals and nobbling, it was set to become the most scandalous event in the history of the Turf. Drawing on a wide range of publications, newspaper articles, Jo.

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