A Complete Guide to the World of Horse Racing
As the buildup to the Kentucky Derby gains momentum, there's a beautiful new book by one of the world's bestselling equestrian authors to help get you in the right spirit. Racehorse: The Complete Guide to the World of Horse Racing (AA Publishing) by Elwyn Hartley Edwards opens with a foreword by renowned jockey Richard Dunwoody. Featuring four full-color, fold-out photographic spreads in addition to hundreds of arresting images, the oversized tome documents all aspects of the multibillion-dollar horse racing world, of which the Derby is just one facet. Royal Ascot, he English Derby at Epsom, the Dubai World Cup and the racecourse at Saratoga, New York are featured along with sections on flat racing, harness racing and steeple-chasing, the triumphs of great jockeys, and the lineage and records of the world's fastest horses.