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Author Cassidy, Rebecca.

Title The sport of kings : kinship, class, and thoroughbred breeding in Newmarket / Rebecca Cassidy
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 186 pages) : map
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Headquarters -- 3. Keeping it in the family -- 4. At the races -- 5. Having a flutter -- 6. Going once, going twice ... -- 7. One of the lads -- 8. Doing it for Daddy -- 9. Blood will tell -- 10. Conclusions -- List of references -- Index
Summary A 'behind the scenes' description of British flat racing based on the experiences of an academic living and working in Newmarket, regarded as the international headquarters of flat racing. Rebecca Cassidy offers explanations of the rituals involved in horseracing, and shows how racing, betting and the bloodstock industry fit together
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-182)
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Subject Horse industry -- England -- Newmarket (Suffolk)
Horse racing -- England -- Newmarket (Suffolk)
Race horses -- Breeding -- England -- Newmarket (Suffolk)
Thoroughbred horse -- Breeding -- England -- Newmarket (Suffolk)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002073440
ISBN 0511016417 (electronic bk.)
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