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            The Grand National: A Celebration of the World's Most Famous Horse Race

            The Grand National: A Celebration of the World's Most Famous Horse Race (Paperback)

            By Holland, Anne

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            A richly informed guide to one of the world's greatest sporting events.

            ISBN 9781474611992
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Dream Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance
             

            Dream Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

            By Vokes, Janet; Read by Strevens, Charlotte

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            Janet Vokes was working behind the bar in her local working men's club in the small Welsh mining community of Cefn Fforest when she fixed upon the idea of breeding a racehorse. She'd always loved animals, having dabbled in showing whippets and racing pigeons, and her husband Bria...n used to be a rag and bone man with a horse of his own. Why shouldn't a working-class horse take on the high flyers in the rarified world of racing? She bought a mare for GBP350, paired her up with a pedigree stallion and helped to create a syndicate of twenty-three friends from the village - each paying GBP10 a week - to raise the resulting foal, Dream Alliance. He may have grown up on an allotment but Dream Alliance had star quality, beating all the odds to become a winner at a number of world-class racetracks. Then a terrible injury to his leg threatened not just his career but his life. Refusing to have him put down, the syndicate paid for experimental surgery and Dream Alliance went on to not only make a full recovery but win the Welsh Grand National. Funny and charming, Dream Horse by Janet Vokes is the extraordinary story of a woman who defied the snobbery of the racing world to breed a champion, and a remarkable horse who brought a community together.
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            ISBN 9781529000986
            Published NZ 28 Apr 2019
            Publisher Bolinda Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Come on Seabiscuit!
              

            Come on Seabiscuit! (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moody, Ralph

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            Who would have believed that a knobby-kneed little colt called Seabiscuit would become one of the most celebrated racehorses of all time? This book tells the story of a plucky horse who refused to quit, a down-on-his-luck jockey who didn't let horrendous accidents keep him out of... the saddle, and a taciturn trainer who brought out the best in both.
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            ISBN 9780803282872
            Publisher University of New South Wales
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Phar Lap: The Story of Australia's Greatest Ever Racehorse

            Phar Lap: The Story of Australia's Greatest Ever Racehorse (Paperback)

            By Armstrong, Geoff; Thompson, Peter

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            Phar Lap remains our greatest, most controversial and most iconic racehorse. In this revised and updated edition, the authors compare Phar Lap and Winx, the two Immortals, from every angle, setting up the ultimate match race.

            ISBN 9780994500892
            Published NZ 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Secretariat

            Secretariat (Paperback)

            By Nack, William

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            The remarkable true story of one of America's finest racehorses.

            ISBN 9780007410910
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2010
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Leap of Faith: The New Autobiography

            Leap of Faith: The New Autobiography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dettori, Frankie

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            Sporting genius, icon and legend, Frankie Dettori, shares his remarkable life story in his most personal autobiography to date.

            ISBN 9780008465476
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Exotic Betting At The Racetrack
              

            Exotic Betting At The Racetrack (Hardback)

            By Ziemba, William T.

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            Exotic Betting at the Racetrack is unique as it covers the efficient-inefficient strategy to price and find profitable racetrack bets, along with handicapping that provides actual bets made by the author on essentially all of the major wagers offered at US racetracks. The book st...arts with efficiency, accuracy of the win odds, arbitrage, and optimal betting strategies. Examples and actual bets are shown for various wagers including win, place and show, exacta, quinella, double, trifecta, superfecta, Pick 3, 4 and 6 and rainbow pick 5 and 6. There are discussions of major races including the Breeders' Cup, Pegasus, Dubai World Cup and the US Triple Crown from 2012-2018. Dosage analysis is also described and used. An additional feature concerns great horses such as the great mares Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Goldikova, Treve, Beholder and Song Bird. There is a discussion of horse ownership and a tour through arguably the world's top trainer Frederico Tesio and his stables and horses in Italy.
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            ISBN 9789811200946
            Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series World Scientific Series in Finance
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            Thoroughbred Breeding: Pedigree Theories and the Science of Genetics
              

            Thoroughbred Breeding: Pedigree Theories and the Science of Genetics (Hardback)

            By Binns, Matthew; Morris, Tony

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            Focuses on the theory, practice, art and science of thoroughbred breeding. This book describes how man came to express pedigree and to develop theories about it, and how practical breeders behaved in the light of their understanding. It also examines the very real progress in kno...wledge since the principles of genetics were discovered.
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            ISBN 9780851319353
            Publisher The Crowood Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Racing Game
             

            The Racing Game (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Scott, Marvin B.; Suchlicki, Jaime

            • RRP: $142.99
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            This study of a unique social world probes beneath the thrill and spectacle of horse racing into the lives of the honest boys, the gyps, the manipulators, the stoops, and the Chalk eaters--the constituents of race track society and the players of the racing game

            ISBN 9780202308098
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2005
            Publisher Taylor & Francis
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Rough Habit: An Unlikely Champion
             

            Rough Habit: An Unlikely Champion (Paperback)

            By Linnett, Ken

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            Rough Habit An Unlikely Champion is a tale that captures the essence of horse racing - from dreaming to inspiration, to luck good and bad, to fortunes and reputations made. It's the story not just of an unexpected champion horse, but of those who took him to greatness. Rough Habi...t is one in the long line of New Zealand-bred champions who have crossed the Tasman and become dominant figures in Australian racing - think Rising Fast, Redcraze, Kiwi, Bonecrusher and Sunline. Like so many before him, Rough Habit came from humble beginnings, bred as little more than a hobby, via a free service, to an unfashionable imported sire, Rough Cast, from the unraced mare Certain Habit. The resultant colt's stature suggested that the experiment was doomed to fail. His breeder, Isabell Roddick, said of Rough Habit, the foal: He was...probably not the best looking, but I didn't think he was as hideous as he's been made out to be. He was a very small horse. But looks don't tell you if they're going to win a race. Win races he did, 11 of them at Group 1 level, behind only the mighty Sunline for wins at the highest level. He became a cult hero in Brisbane, winning two Stradbroke Handicaps and a record three Doomben Cups. Telling his story in full for the first time is Ken Linnett, winner of the 2018 Bill Whittaker Award for the best book on horse racing in Australia and New Zealand, for his story on Tulloch, the champion of the 1950s and '60s. Linnett has applied the same forensic attention that made Tulloch such a critical and commercial success, to the story of Rough Habit.
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            ISBN 9781743796597
            Published NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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