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Training the Racehorse

Training the Racehorse

ISBN: 9780851315867

Author: Tim Fitzgeorge-Parker

Publisher: J.A.Allen

Format: Hardcover

Price: AUD $49.95
Horsebooks Club: AUD $36.95
A lifelong horsemaster and racing journalist provides a wealth of information on all aspects of finding breaking training and placing racehorses. Liberally sprinkled with anecdotes which show both the humour and the drama of the racing scene this is essential reading for anyone who aspires to train a racehorse.
Book Title: Training the Racehorse
Publisher: J.A.Allen
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780851315867
Author: Tim Fitzgeorge-Parker
Author Notes: As a cavalry officer in the Royal Scots Greys, Tim Fitzgeorge-Parker had a distinguished military career, attaining the rank of Major and being awarded the Military Cross. On returning to civilian life, he continued his association with horses, race-riding as an amateur and becoming the last assistant to the late Atty Persse, whose great training career spanned five decades. After a period of training successfully in his own right, Tim Fitzgeorge-Parker became a racing journalist and author. His books include a series which studies the careers of eminent jockeys and trainers Flat Race Jockeys: The Great Ones, Steeplechase Jockeys: The Great Ones and Great Racehorse Trainers and biographies of some of the foremost racing figures of the recent times; Sir Noel Murless, Bruce Hobbs, Neville Crump and Brigadier Roscoe Harvey. His most recent work The Ditch on the Hill explores the eighty year history of the Cheltenham Festival.
Further Title Description: Training the Racehorse, first published in 1976 and widely considered the standard work in its field, will prove invaluable to anyone training, or aspiring to train, racehorses; it will also provided a captivating and thought-provoking insight for all racing fans. Tim Fitzgeorge-Parker provides a wealth of practical information on all aspects of finding, breaking, training and placing racehorses and since this knowledge is drawn from his own experience and intimacy with many top trainers, the text is liberally sprinkled with anecdotes highlighting the humuor and drama of the racing scene. Now revised and enlarged t take account of recent changes to the Rules of Racing, alterations to courses and innovations such as all-weather tracks, Training the Racehorse will both entertain and instruct a new generation of racing enthusiasts.
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