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The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing tells the story of the "sport of kings" from its earliest inceptions to the present day. It provides essential information on all the top jockeys, from Lester Piggott and Frankie Dettori, to Bill Shoemaker and Michelle Payne, famous horses, their owners and trainers and more than a dozen of the greatest races around the world.
In addition, there are features on every facet of racing. This book is the definitive work on "the horses", with every page a visually exciting and information-packed celebration of the sport. It is as invaluable to the fan who follows racing on television as it is for racecourse regulars, administrators and the media.
Bill Mooney served as the associate editor of the Thoroughbred Record, The Thoroughbred Times and Blood-Horse magazines. He received two Eclipse Awards for magazine writing, and four honourable mentions. A well-known historian on horse racing, he appeared on many television documentaries on the equine world.
Chris Hawkes has grown up with sport a key part of his life. He played junior rugby against Martin Johnson at Leicester Tigers and later became a professional cricket for Leicestershire CCC, as well as sampling club cricket around the world. A keen golfer, he moved into publishing and was editor of the bestselling Cricketer's Who's Who annual for a number of years. He has written a number of books on a wide variety of sports.
George Ennor was a racing correspondent for The Sporting Life for almost 40 years a regular columnist on the Racing Post. and a consultant to the sports agency Racenews. He owned shares in horses - most notably Pelours (who won in his colours) and Gales Cavalier.