The Channel Four Book of Racing
This illustrated handbook, introduced by Brough Scott, is a companion to the horse-racing coverage supplied by the very popular Channel Four racing ... Show synopsis This illustrated handbook, introduced by Brough Scott, is a companion to the horse-racing coverage supplied by the very popular Channel Four racing team. The lure of horse racing has been felt for hundreds of years. Its cocktail of the beauty, speed and strength of the racehorse, the skills of trainer and jockey, the spice of betting and the fascination of breeding is a uniue sporting combination. But today racing is a huge and highly complicated business, with a language and lore of its own. "The Chennel Four Book of Racing" will explain some of its enthusiasts who experience the sport mainly through television or through the occasional day at the races and are looking to increase their knowldege of its history and to learn how it is run, in order to increase their enjoyment. Chapter by chapter, it looks at horses, courses, owners, trainers and jockeys, form and betting. It also reveals how to "read" a race - including how to anticipate jockeys' tactics and to recognize a horse whose performance suggests potential.
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