Betsy Drake Horse Racing Polyester Door Mat
Place this Horse Racing doormat in your entry to show off your love of the sport . This mat is constructed of a durable synthetic polyester for long-lasting use and features a non-slip rubber backing to keep the mat in place. Horse Racing contemporary multicolored doormat greets your guests in a fun way Durable synthetic polyester construction provides a long-lasting mat Non-slip rubber backing keeps mat in place Machine-made mat is great for year-round use Dimensions: .25 in. H x 26 in. W x 18 in. L
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Personalised Sports Book – Horse Racing
Relive the greatest and most thrilling major horse races of the last 100 years with our personalised sports book. Covering the exhilarating moments from the 1904 Triple Crown, Derby, Grand National, Gold Cup and George V1 race events, read about the suffragette who threw herself in front of the King’s horse at the 1913 Derby, or how only two horses finished the 1928 Grand National with this hardback year book. The papers are reproduced from scans of original newspapers and are individually printed to order onto a high quality thick paper to provide greater durability. Each book is hand-crafted, cut and bound by a team of specialists and can be personalised with a name to be embossed in gold on the front cover and a message for the inside cover certificate for that extra special touch. Available in either a black leather or brown leatherette, it makes a special keepsake for a horse racing fan they can treasure for years to come. What Can I Put On My Book?You can personalise the front cover of the book with any name in up to 26 characters and a message for the inside cover in up to 150 characters. Dimensions: H38 x W31cm (approximately tabloid size)
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Classic Day at the Races for Two
The ‘Sport of Kings ‘ is made fun and accessible with our horse racing package. Enjoy entry for two to a selection of racecourses across the country and see for yourself what makes this such a fun pastime. Place your bet using the race card form guide and feel the excitement as your horse thunders down to the finish line. The package also includes a Tote discount betting voucher, parking, a seafood platter or meal and a drink to toast your success! *Itinerary: *Your Day at the Races includes: Entry to the course ‘s premier enclosure for two people – please note at Huntingdon and Warwick this is the main enclosure An official programme and Tote discount betting voucher each A seafood platter at all courses with the exception of Nottingham where a two course meal is included instead. This comprises of a fish/meat/vegetarian platter followed by a seasonal dessert and at Exeter where you will receive a hot dish from the bistro. A glass of champagne at Carlisle, Huntingdon, Nottingham, Exeter and Warwick or a glass of wine or beer at Market Rasen and Wincanton. Free parking at the racecourse. Location: Carlisle, Cumbria (North West), Huntingdon, Cambs (South East) Nottingham, Warwick, Market Rasen, Lincs (Midlands), Exeter, Wincanton, Somerset (South West). Key information: On purchasing this experience you will receive a voucher valid for ten months for TWO people. * Participants must be over 18. * There are race meetings on selected dates throughout the year. * An alternative to the seafood platter can be arranged please request this when booking. * Please note that if the race meeting is cancelled your experience will be rescheduled to the next convenient date.
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2 for 1 Winning Raceday Package – Special Offer
This winning race day package gives you the excitement of cheering on your champion from the premier enclosure of one of Britain’s top horse racing courses. With a welcome drink and programme in hand, you’ll take to the stands and shout with joy as your horse roars along the track! We can’t guarantee first place, but we can promise a thoroughly enjoyable day at the races.
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Betsy Drake Racing Horse 18 x 26 Doormat
Brighten up your doorstep with this colorful racing horse doormat. This washable, all-weather doormat comes with a rubber backing to reduce slipping when it’s stepped on. Features: Dimensions: 18 inches x 26 inches Shape: Rectangle Type: Outdoor Door Mats All-Weather Material: Polyester Style: Contemporary Season or Holiday: All Seasons Weave Type: Machine-Made Color: Multi
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Beistle 2-Ply Derby Day Horse Racing Luncheon Napkins – 12 Pack (16/Pkg)
Horse Racing Luncheon Napkins,16/Pkg, Theme: Derby Day, sold as 12 pack. Horse Racing Luncheon Napkins. 16/Pkg. Theme Name: Derby Day.
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Horse Racing’s Strangest Tales
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
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Racing Post Cheltenham Festival Guide 2019
The ultimate betting companion in the build-up to the 2018 Festival. Packed with invaluable advice from the best writers in the business, this comprehensive guide has everything you need for jump racing’s biggest meeting. Includes: Race-by-race guide, with in-depth assessment of the main contenders in every championship race by Racing Post betting editor Paul Kealy Key trends for all the established races The Irish challenge Views from the British training centres What the bookmakers say Tipsters’ forum with the views of the Racing Post team on the big questions Plus: Racing Post Ratings, Topspeed, trainers and jockeys to follow, pedigree pointers and analysis of the key trials.
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The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing
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.
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Each year, for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon in April, Aintree Racecourse becomes the focus of the sporting world and the stage of the world’s greatest steeplechase, the Grand National. More than 70,000 spectators at the course along with a global live broadcast audience of millions thrill to the spectacle of 40 horses and their riders racing over the world’s most famous steeplechase course.There have been many accounts of the Grand National, but this book, Aintree, tells the story of the iconic racecourse from its early days as a flat racing venue, through William Lynn’s inspired inauguration of the first Liverpool Grand Steeple-Chase in 1836, the redesign of fences in the 1880s, and subsequently the impact of wartime occupations, followed by dramatic postwar decline to the more recent and welcome renaissance as a three-day festival of jumping. Aintree also reveals previously unexplored aspects of the racecourse’s colourful history: its spectators, buildings, animal welfare issues, and some unexpected, remarkable stories such as the early history of women’s football and development of powered flight.After years of dedicated research, John Pinfold, a leading historian of the Grand National, exposes some of Aintree’s tales as myths, while adding many a new one to the rich tapestry of the annals. Aintree, The History of the Racecourse is lavishly illustrated with numerous pictures never before reproduced. The author draws on previously untapped sources, including the Topham family archives, to weave a fascinating story that spans three centuries.This book will appeal to both the horse racing enthusiast and the general reader.
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Racing Post Annual 2019
The hugely popular 2019 annual from the Racing Post contains all the best stories of 2018 and a look ahead to 2019. Stunningly illustrated throughout by award-winning photographer Edward Whitaker, this is a must-have for any horse racing fan.
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Horse Racing Manual
Horse racing is the second-most attended sport in the United Kingdom behind football, with over 6 million visitors each year. While it has a core support of those who go many times through the calendar, a far higher percentage will probably attend only once or twice and can often find the experience overwhelming. The Horse Racing Manual guides the reader through a first day at the races, explaining all the elements and considerations, from what to wear to placing a bet. Unlike other books on the market, it takes the reader further and goes `behind the scenes’, providing explanations into the physiology of the horse and where it comes from, the processes and people involved in leading it to become a racehorse, the breeders, farriers, owners, trainers and jockeys.It would also cover placing a bet and the best ways of finding a winner, the rules of racing, the different types of races and racecourses around the world. The manual would centre upon the UK but, subtle differences aside, would broadly translate for racing in other countries worldwide – including the USA, Australia, France, India, Ireland.
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Author John Carter interviewed and shadowed 14 racing personalities throughout 2007 at Newmarket, the home and headquarters of British horseracing, in a book supported by the racecourse. His subjects ranged across the racing world, from top jockey Frankie Dettori, who has also written the foreword, in a year he won his first Derby, on the Newmarket trained Authorized, to top female jockey Hayley Turner; from leading trainer Jeremy Noseda, to the clerk of the Newmarket courses Michael Prosser to its former managing director Lisa Hancock, who left to spend more time with her young family. John also talked to other members of the racing community such as bloodstock agent Tom Goff and museum curator Graham Snelling; stable girl Danni Deverson and owner Jan Harris. The book gives a fascinating glimpse into the often secret world of horseracing. One of the subjects, star photographer Trevor Jones, also supplied the photographs which are featured throughout the book.
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Horses In Training 2019
Horses In Training is a rarity. On the surface this book contains a mass of tables and information on racing. However its timing, just before the Cheltenham Festival and the start of the new Flat Season is crucial. Perhaps it is the fact that after a long winter, the early spring brings with it the hope of summer months of fabulous racing. Which trainers’ young hopefuls will turn into the the stars they all dream of? The book lists, in alphabetical format, British, Irish and French trainers, their horses, the owner and breeder of each horse, foaling dates of two year olds, and the trainer’s address and phone numbers. Fully indexed, it has over 200 pages of statistics.
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The Horse Racing Miscellany
Horse racing is a sport where the superstars of the track come and go every year and even if the human element remains constant, new equine legends are created on an annual basis. The Horse Racing Miscellany is celebration of the world of the thorough bred, from the four arab stallions of the 1700s – from which all modern race horses can trace their bloodlines – to two-year-olds making their track debuts. Great races, tracks, trainers, jockeys, and owners are described in bite-size factoids to amaze and amuse, while stories of heroic riders, frantic finishes, and famous horses rub shoulders with statistics, quotes and lists. In short, if you love the Sport of Kings, The Horse Racing Miscellany is just for you.
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Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland
Often called the sport of kings, horse racing dates back at least to the chariot races of the ancient Olympic Games. Arriving in Britain with the Romans in the first century BC, its popularity among the elite led to the breeding of thoroughbred racehorses and prompted the establishment of a formal racing calendar with flat races and steeple chases at a plethora of dedicated racecourses throughout the country. Now no longer restricted to the aristocracy, a day at the races has become a perennial highlight of the social calendar. Shedding new light on this increasingly popular equestrian sport, Anne Holland here explores the broad history of horse racing from the horses, jockeys and racecourses to the practice of bookmaking and those in the audience.
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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.
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Back a Winning Horse
Is this the right book for me?Do you want to make smart choices and win at the track?Whether you are a novice better or an experienced punter, it has all the tips and advice to help you spot a winner and enjoy this popular national pastime. This new edition has been been brought right up-to-date with interactive features. It explains not only such basics as the form and the nature of the races, but will also explain in full where to bet, how to bet, and how to do so successfully. It offers full and unique coverage of the latest phenomena, such as internet betting, online betting exchanges and spread betting. It also gives you vital tips in addition to providing practical information on how to avoid credit card fraud and how to make a successful selection.Back a Winning Horse includes:Chapter 1: Horse racingOrigins of horse racingThoroughbred horsesTypes of racingGrading of racingHandicapsConditional racesGambling on horse racingA day at the racesOwning a racehorseRacing around the worldChapter 2: Racecourse bettingOn-course bookmakersTote bettingPari-mutuelBookmakingUnderstanding the oddsFactors affecting pricesPlacing a tote betChapter 3: Betting shopsTypes of priceDisadvantages of using a betting shopWriting a betBookmakers’ rulesTypes of betChapter 4: Remote bettingInternet bettingTypes of internet bettingTypes of betHow bets are matchedOrdering oddsHow to betSpread bettingPlaying safeTelephone bettingChapter 5: Making your selectionFactors you can assessFactors you cannot assessGathering informationSystemsEffect of the draw at British and Irish racecourses Chapter 6: Betting tipsBe aware of rulesAppreciate your chances of winninHow bookmakers make a profitKeep records of your gamblingSet a budgetStaying in controlTake account of all costsBe selectiveTake your timeMaximize returnsBe realisticHow bookmakers try to make you spend more moneyGroundType of raceBetting on handicap racesNumber of runnersBacking favouritesTake the best priceMaking the best betBetting each wayBets to avoidPlacing large betsBig winnersSteamersCollecting winningsBetting exchangesHedgingDutchingSyndicate bettingChapter 7: Checking results and calculating winningsChecking resultsDisputes with bookmakersCalculating winningsUsing a ready reckonerLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you’ve learnt and how to use it.
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Winning Race Day for Two
Whether you’re new to horse racing or a complete professional, this day at the races is odds on favourite to guarantee you a memorable day out. Arena Racing Company operates 15 racecourses nationwide, making it the largest racecourse group in the UK. Their venues provide a mix of flat, jump and all-weather tracks which means they have racing all year round, hosting 39% the UK’s horseracing fixtures. Twelve of the racecourses are traditional turf tracks for flat and jump racing, while three of the tracks are all-weather tracks. Arena Racing Company’s venues include some the best known courses including Chepstow, Doncaster and Lingfield Park. The Winning Race Day package includes: – entrance to a day at the races on a selected racecourse (a Premier or equivalent ticket) for two – a complimentary soft or alcoholic drink (typically beer or wine, excludes Champagne) each – a race day programme each – free parking The exact programme will be dependent on the racecourse you choose. Gates usually open two hours prior to the first race to give you time to get your bearings, read the racecard, have a drink and relax before the excitement starts. Once you have booked your experience directly with your chosen racecourse, you will be sent a booking confirmation letter in the post along with the tickets for your chosen date. You will need to present these tickets on the day in order to gain entrance and enjoy everything included in this package. Please therefore allow two weeks for receipt of the letter and ticket.
Bivain – Racing Stripes Silk Cushion
Silk twill and soft faux leather jockey-print cushion. Enjoy a day at the races from the comfort of your home with the Racing Stripes cushion. Jockeys atop prized racehorses race down strips of colourful diagonal lines across the design. Made from silk twill and leather, with an elegant colour medley of green, brown, purple, blue and white, this cushion is a superb gift idea for horse lovers. Digitally printed front. Includes feather pad. Removable cover. Discreet zip closure. Colours may vary slightly due to batch printing. Dry clean only.
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