Warriors on Horseback: The Inside Story of the Professional Jockey

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Warriors on Horseback: The Inside Story of the Professional Jockey

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Author :   John Carter
Publisher :   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published :   11/02/2016
ISBN :   9781472924537
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   xvii, 238 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Size (mm) :   198x129x17
Weight (g) :   197

Jockeys who earn a living riding on racehorses are a remarkable group. They are fiercely competitive on the racecourse but enjoy a tribal kinship in the weighing room. The minimum requirements for long-term success are courage, skill, athleticism and... Read more
 
Jockeys who earn a living riding on racehorses are a remarkable group. They are fiercely competitive on the racecourse but enjoy a tribal kinship in the weighing room. The minimum requirements for long-term success are courage, skill, athleticism and an intuitive understanding of how to 'get a tune' out of a horse. This book celebrates these warriors on horseback, both the old and the new, highlighting the headline performers for jump and flat racing in the last five centuries.