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One Jump Ahead 2019-2020 (Paperback): One Jump Ahead 2019-2020 (Paperback)
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R339 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R61 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Arabian Horse and Its Influence in South Afrika (Hardcover): Charmaine Grobbelaar The Arabian Horse and Its Influence in South Afrika (Hardcover)
Charmaine Grobbelaar 1
R96 Discovery Miles 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
World Racecourses (Hardcover, Edition): Cornelius Lysaght World Racecourses (Hardcover, Edition)
Cornelius Lysaght 1
R808 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R237 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

100 major horse racing venues with detail of each one's history and heritage from BBC journalist, Cornelius Lysaght. Text is accompanied by contemporary photography and detailed diagrams created by Collins, the world-leading publisher of maps and atlases, making it an essential purchase or gift for any horse racing fan. The book features each track in regional order, starting with the famous Epsom Downs course in England then taking in renowned locations such as Churchill Downs, Royal Ascot and Flemington Racecourse, all the way up to the state-of-the-art Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. More unusual and lesser known courses are also featured including the Pardubicka in Czech Republic, St Moritz in Switzerland and Ngong in Kenya. Each course is accompanied by an array of statistics and the latest photographs from these scenic venues. It also features alphabetical and 'by country' indices for ease of reference.

Racing Post Pocket Diary 2020 (Paperback): Letts FLB Racing Post Pocket Diary 2020 (Paperback)
Letts FLB 1
R298 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Popular pocket diary featuring one week to view with every race meeting in the UK and Ireland - Jumps, Flat and the All-Weather - as well as major sporting fixtures. Also includes a wealth of racing statistics including a list of big race winners for the past ten years, principal race dates and details of all the racecourses in Britain and Ireland. There are also 12 pages of UK maps plus an underground and National Rail map.

Running with Sherman - The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Hardcover, Main): Christopher... Running with Sherman - The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Hardcover, Main)
Christopher McDougall 1
R295 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R62 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the author of the international bestseller Born To Run When barefoot running guru Christopher McDougall takes in a neglected donkey, his aim is to get Sherman back to reasonable health. But Sherman is ill-tempered, obstinate and uncooperative - and it's clear his poor treatment has made him deeply fearful of humans. Chris knows that donkeys need a purpose - they are working, pack animals - and so when he learns of the sport of Burro Racing or running with donkeys, he sets out to give Sherman something worth living for. With the aid of Chris's menagerie on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, his wife Mika and their friends and neighbours including the local Amish population, Sherman begins to build trust in Chris. To give him a purpose, they start to run together. But what Sherman gains in confidence and meaning is something we all need: a connection with nature, the outdoors, with movement. And as Chris learns, the side benefits of exercise and animal contact are surprising, helping with mental and physical health in unexpected ways.

Rough Magic - Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race (Paperback): Lara Prior-Palmer Rough Magic - Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race (Paperback)
Lara Prior-Palmer
R440 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R83 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Driving Horse-Drawn Carriages for Pleasure - The Classic Illustrated Guide to Coaching, Harnessing, Stabling, etc. (Paperback,... Driving Horse-Drawn Carriages for Pleasure - The Classic Illustrated Guide to Coaching, Harnessing, Stabling, etc. (Paperback, New edition)
Francis T Underhill
R526 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Comprehensive and entertaining guidebook describes how a well-turned out carriage should look and be handled. Wealth of information about horses, harnesses, coaches, stables and liveries, plus "suggestions to the inexperienced." Over 100 captioned period photographs of coachmen, carts, gigs, phaetons, landaus, runabouts, much more.

Rodeo Nebraska (Hardcover): Mark Harris Rodeo Nebraska (Hardcover)
Mark Harris; Foreword by Candy Moulton
R927 R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Save R202 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Equine Journeys: The British Horse World (Hardcover): Hossein Amirsadeghi Equine Journeys: The British Horse World (Hardcover)
Hossein Amirsadeghi
R1,030 R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Save R258 (25%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Horse Racing's Strangest Tales (Paperback): Andrew Ward Horse Racing's Strangest Tales (Paperback)
Andrew Ward 1
R249 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R63 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Extraordinary but true stories from over 150 years of racing. 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. Word count: 60,000

There Are No Problem Horses, Only Problem Riders (Hardcover): Mary Twelveponies There Are No Problem Horses, Only Problem Riders (Hardcover)
Mary Twelveponies; Foreword by John Lyons
R894 R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Save R202 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Great Women in the Sport of Kings - America's Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Stories (Hardcover, 1st ed): Scooter Toby... Great Women in the Sport of Kings - America's Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Stories (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Scooter Toby Davidson
R792 R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Save R168 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Although it has only been thirty years since the first female jockey rode onto the then male-only turf of thoroughbred horse racing, they have since made their mark on the racetrack and in the winner's circle. Great Women in the Sport of Kings, the first book to consider the phenomenon of female jockeys, takes an in-depth look at their lives.

Through the oral histories of ten top female jockeys, the authors offer intimate portraits of how they overcame personal and professional obstacles to rise to the top of thoroughbred horse racing. In her Introduction, women's sports historian Mary Jo Festle explores the larger issues of women in sport, sexism in horse racing, the struggles female jockeys face, and the significance of their success.

They're Off! Horse Racing Saratoga - Horse Racing at Saratoga (Hardcover): Edward Hotaling They're Off! Horse Racing Saratoga - Horse Racing at Saratoga (Hardcover)
Edward Hotaling
R1,199 R929 Discovery Miles 9 290 Save R270 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Here, for the first time, is the story of how America's first national resort gave birth to, then nurtured, its first national sport, introducing the country to a parade of champions and their spectacular supporting characters. To experience this adventure is to see why the Saratoga Race Course, America's oldest major sports facility remains one of its most beloved and most successful. They're Off! is as much a social history as it is sports history. Edward Hotaling opens with a little-known visit by the first famous tourist, George Washington, who tried to buy the place he called "the Saratoga Springs". Soon the pursuit of happiness at our original vacationland helped redefine America. Even at the height of the Civil War, the country's first organized sport was launched on a national scale.

Picking Winners (Paperback, New Ed): Andrew Beyer Picking Winners (Paperback, New Ed)
Andrew Beyer
R416 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Just as football evolved with the introduction of the forward pass and basketball with the development of the jump shot, so too was handicapping forever changed by the use of speed figures--and it all started with Andrew Beyer's Picking Winners. This edition features a new foreword in which the author discusses the changes that have swept the sport since the book's original publication. Picking Winners remains a classic in the field of thoroughbred racing.


Making the Running - A Racing Life (Paperback, 1st ed.): Ian Balding Making the Running - A Racing Life (Paperback, 1st ed.)
Ian Balding 2
R334 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R44 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The image of the Derby winner with his leg in plaster was broadcast around the world. Alongside Mill Reef stood a baby-faced man who had won the Arc, the King George, the Eclipse, and now the Derby. He trained for the Queen and Queen Mother, and Lester Piggott, Willie Carson and Frankie Dettori all rode for him, but where had he come from and how had he got there? Ian Balding's story is one of heartbreaking loss and outrageous good luck. He left Cambridge without a degree but with a rugby blue, and became one of the outstanding amateur sportsmen of his generation. Balding's burgeoning talent was quickly noticed and he was soon running Peter Hastings-Bass' stables at Kingsclere. Ian had no money and no experience of running a business, but he learnt fast. In Making the Running, Ian Balding reveals the pressure of maintaining the pace and shares the highs and lows of the sport of kings.

Basic Training of the Young Horse - Dressage, Jumping, Cross-country (Hardcover, 4th Edition): Ingrid Klimke, Reiner Klimke Basic Training of the Young Horse - Dressage, Jumping, Cross-country (Hardcover, 4th Edition)
Ingrid Klimke, Reiner Klimke
R689 R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Save R117 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over thirty years after the first publication of Reiner Klimke's classic work comes this new fourth edition, with completely new photos and updated by his daughter, Ingrid. Based on sound practical and theoretical advice, this instructional handbook gives advice on establishing a specific training plan for recreational riders as well as competition riders to enable them to train their young horses successfully. Every aspect of the education of a young horse is covered, including: basic education and handling from foalhood; lungeing and free-schooling; backing and training under saddle; developing impulsion from suppleness; assessing and improving basic gaits; cavalletti work; jumping training; cross-country training and, finally, preparing for the first competition.

I'm Champion, Call Me Bob 2018 - My Story (Paperback): Bob Champion I'm Champion, Call Me Bob 2018 - My Story (Paperback)
Bob Champion 1
R411 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Battleship - A Daring Heiress, a Teenage Jockey, and America's Horse (Paperback): Dorothy Ours Battleship - A Daring Heiress, a Teenage Jockey, and America's Horse (Paperback)
Dorothy Ours
R419 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R77 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The moving story of a tough little horse, a gifted boy, and a woman ahead of her time.
The youngest jockey, the smallest horse, and an unconventional heiress who disliked publicizing herself. Together, near Liverpool, England, they made a leap of faith on a spring day in 1938: overriding the jockey's father, trusting the boy and the horse that the British nicknamed "the American pony" to handle a race course that newspapers called Suicide Lane. There, Battleship might become the first American racer to win England's monumental, century-old Grand National steeplechase. His rider, Great Britain's Bruce Hobbs, was only seventeen years old.
Hobbs started life with an advantage: his father, Reginald, was a superb professional horseman. But Reg Hobbs also made extreme demands, putting Bruce in situations that horrified the boy's mother and sometimes terrified the child. Bruce had to decide just how brave he could stand to be.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the enigmatic Marion duPont grew up at the estate now known as James Madison's Montpelier--the refuge of America's "Father of the Constitution." Rejecting her chance to be a debutante, denied a corporate role because of her gender, Marion chose a pursuit where horses spoke for her. Taking on the world's toughest race, she would leave her film-star husband, Randolph Scott, a continent away and be pulled beyond her own control. With its reach from Lindbergh's transatlantic flight to Cary Grant's Hollywood, "Battleship" is an epic tale of personal drive to test one's own true worth.

Seabiscuit - The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse (Paperback, New Ed): Laura Hillenbrand Seabiscuit - The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse (Paperback, New Ed)
Laura Hillenbrand 3
R341 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R90 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The true story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse – seabiscuit – that symbolised a pivotal moment in American history as modern America was born out of the crucible of the Depression and the dustbowl, as the twentieth centuries greatest nation found the courage to bet on itself to win against the odds.

In 1936 the habits of 19th-century America were finally consigned to history just as Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind was published. In their place, modern America was born. But what defined this new era? Nothing more than the story of Seabiscuit, a stunted colt with asymmetrical knees that had for two years been hacked around no-good race tracks which led to permanent leg damage. Yet by 1937 Seabiscuit could draw crowds of 60,000 and had more newspaper column inches devoted to him than Mussolini, Hitler or Roosevelt, his popularity peaking during his appearances at the Santa Anita Handicap. America had gone to the races for the first time since the Depression and fallen in love with a misshapen colt of great character. Now it wanted a winner. Seabiscuit is also the story of three men: Tom Smith, a former Wild West Showman was the trainer; Red Pollard, abandoned by his poverty stricken family at a race track became the rider; and Charles Howard, a pioneer car manufacturer in San Francisco in the 1920s was the owner and financier. These three combined to create the legend of Seabiscuit and epitomise a dream for the emerging new America.

The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime - Horse Racing Politics and Organized Crime in New York 1865--1913 (Hardcover):... The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime - Horse Racing Politics and Organized Crime in New York 1865--1913 (Hardcover)
Steven A. Riess
R1,189 R920 Discovery Miles 9 200 Save R269 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thoroughbred racing was one of the first major sports in early America. Horse racing thrived because it was a high-status sport that attracted the interest of both old and new money. It grew because spectators enjoyed the pageantry, the exciting races, and, most of all, the gambling. As the sport became a national industry, the New York metropolitan area, along with the resort towns of Saratoga Springs (New York) and Long Branch (New Jersey), remained at the center of horse racing with the most outstanding race courses, the largest purses, and the finest thoroughbreds. Riess narrates the history of horse racing, detailing how and why New York became the national capital of the sport from the mid-1860s until the early twentieth century. The sport's survival depended upon the racetrack being the nexus between politicians and organized crime. The powerful alliance between urban machine politics and track owners enabled racing in New York to flourish. Gambling, the heart of racing's appeal, made the sport morally suspect. Yet democratic politicians protected the sport, helping to establish the State Racing Commission, the first state agency to regulate sport in the United States. At the same time, racetracks became a key connection between the underworld and Tammany Hall, enabling illegal poolrooms and off-course bookies to operate. Organized crime worked in close cooperation with machine politicians and local police officers to protect these illegal operations. In The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime, Riess fills a long-neglected gap in sports history, offering a richly detailed and fascinating chronicle of thoroughbred racing's heyday.

The Sunset Gates #5 (Unicorn) (Paperback, 1st Aladdin pbk. ed): Kathleen Duey The Sunset Gates #5 (Unicorn) (Paperback, 1st Aladdin pbk. ed)
Kathleen Duey
R179 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R11 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Heart must find her family and a safe haven for the unicorns. A drawing in the book from Dunraven's castle shows the same unicorn design as her foundling blanket! Perhaps the book tells more about her family -- but she cannot read it. Searching for a teacher, she finds a blacksmith whose family forge was made by unicorn magic. His old records show that his grandfather made giant iron gates using the same design. If Heart can find those gates perhaps she will find her family -- but will Dunraven's men find her first?

Pain-Free Horse Riding - An Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Self-Care, and Injury Management for Riders of All Abilities... Pain-Free Horse Riding - An Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Self-Care, and Injury Management for Riders of All Abilities (Paperback)
Nikki. Robinson
R463 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R84 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There are plenty of books about exercises for riders to increase their strength and flexibility and improve their riding. There are also plenty of books about pain and how to help it. This is the first book to join the two, speaking the language of both rider and pain sufferer, and acknowledges the necessity of continuing to care for your horse, even when one of your legs has gone numb and you can't stand up straight. Whether you are a professional competitor or someone who has just bought their first horse to love, the information and advice in this book is equally relevant. Pain is not discriminatory and so this book should literally be read by anybody who is involved with riding or caring for horses in any way. The flow of the book does allow for the reader to start at the beginning and read it all the way through. However, it is also assuming that most readers will be very busy and just want to find out about how to help their particular issue. So they will be able to easily go straight to the section that they are looking for. There are also cross-references throughout the book to direct the reader on where to find out more information if they would like to. "Nikki's treatment has really changed my life. The advice that she gives in this book will help you to work with your body and to enjoy riding your horse without pain."; Sarah, Duchess of York "Giving you all the information you need to keep yourself pain free, this book is a must-have for horse riders of all disciplines."; Laura Renwick, Team GB show jumper

A Swear Word Coloring Book for Adults - Sweary AF: F*ckity F*ck F*ck F*ck (Paperback): Adult Coloring Books, Coloring Books for... A Swear Word Coloring Book for Adults - Sweary AF: F*ckity F*ck F*ck F*ck (Paperback)
Adult Coloring Books, Coloring Books for Adults, Swear Word Coloring Book For Adults
R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Form - My Autobiography (Paperback): Kieren Fallon Form - My Autobiography (Paperback)
Kieren Fallon 1
R278 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R91 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE SPORTS BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR Kieren Fallon was one of the world's greatest jockeys, but his career was littered with controversial incidents. Now, in his powerful and honest autobiography, he tells all. 'The most eagerly anticipated racing autobiography for many years' Greg Wood, Guardian As a jockey, Kieren Fallon had a unique rapport with his horses, often coaxing them to victory when others had struggled. His skill and commitment made him a punter's favourite. His magnificent record, which saw him crowned Champion Jockey on six occasions, ensured he became one of racing's biggest stars. But that was only ever part of the story. Having come over to the UK from Ireland to make his name, Fallon's combative nature brought him to the attention of the racing authorities. When he dragged a rival jockey off his mount in 1994, he began a series of run-ins that would eventually see him on trial in the Old Bailey, accused of race fixing. Although the judge eventually ruled that there was no case to answer, the damage to his career and reputation had been done. In Form, Kieren Fallon provides a searingly honest account of his life, and the pressures he faced to get to the top of his sport, where winning was never enough, and where relaxation came in the shape of a bottle of vodka or a meal that had to be 'flipped' immediately to ensure he maintained his weight. He worked with some of the best trainers and won all the biggest races, but true happiness only ever really came to him when he was on the back of a horse - a joy that he still feels now that he has retired from racing as he rides work early in the morning. Brutally honest as well as entertaining, this is a unique sporting memoir.

Trainers Flat Statistics 2020 (Paperback): Craig Thake Trainers Flat Statistics 2020 (Paperback)
Craig Thake
R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Trainers Flat Statistics is a powerful tool with which punters can analyse a trainer's strengths and weaknesses and which highlights normally hidden characteristics of a trainer's methods. The book provides jockey, course and horse records for all winning British trainers during the 2019 Flat season. The statistics include first-time-out winners; monthly performances; race class, distance and race type; jockey bookings; course preferences; and individual winning horses.

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