Horse Racing Manual: The in-depth guide to owning, training, racing and following , by Tom Peacock
Horse racing is the second-most attended sport in the UK 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.
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.