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The HISTORY of HORSE RACING by Roger Longrigg

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The History of HORSE RACING

by Roger Longrigg

This book covers the whole story of racing from ancient times and all over the world. From chariot racing to the sport of Kings. Contest in Olympic races and racing in ancient Rome, the race in Circus Maximus, thru ancient Ireland and Medieval Italy and India where the Monguls imported Arabians to enliven the sport on to the modern sport in Britain which spread to France, Italy, Germany, South Africa, Australia and India and America. This book explores flat racing, steeplechasing, harness racing and more. Also discusses famous artist who captured the sport.

Very large hard cover book in very good condition, with good dust jacket, illustrated with 32 color plates an 130 black and white illustration. 320 pages, copyright 1972