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A Newspaper History of Horse Racing: Personalised Book

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Via newspaper clippings from the past, you can relive the majestic history of horse racing. 

  • Personalise with any name and message
  • Handbound hardback covers
  • Tabloid size editions with colour pages available from 2006 onwards
  • Option to present in a luxurious gift box
  • Incredible newspaper coverage from 1904 to 2016

Relive the history of horse racing through newspaper clippings in this personalised horse racing book. With coverage beginning in 1904, the year Pretty Polly won the Fillies Triple Crown, this timeless piece of historical horse racing memorabilia takes you back over a century, revisiting all the key moments from Epsom, Aintree, Cheltenham and many more, right up until Harzard’s 2016 Derby victory.

A sport that has taken place since Roman times, the Jockey Club was first established in 1750, and since then, Great Britain has become host to some of the world’s most iconic races, such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Epsom Derby and of course the Aintree Grand National. There are perhaps two names most synonymous with horse racing in the United Kingdom, one a jockey, the other a horse; Lester Piggott’s professional career spanned four decades, and saw him win nine Epsom Derbies, five 2000 Guineas and eight St Leger Stakes, leading to him being regarded by many as the greatest flat race jockey of all time, while Thoroughbred Red Rum won the Grand National an unprecedented three times in 1973, 1974 and 1977, a record that to this day is yet to be broken. Also included in this book are the incredible stories of suffragette Emily Davison, who threw herself in front of the King’s horse at the 1913 Derby, and the 1928 Grand National, when only two horses finished the race.

Take a look at the contents to see which historic moments are captured.

Your Personalised Horse Racing Memorabilia

Our sports books are available in a variety of covers, all of which can be customised accordingly. Each book features your recipient’s name and a special message of your choice printed on the opening title page in the form of a certificate. You can also emboss their name onto the front cover. Finally, a luxury gift box is available to complete the gift.

Check your personalisation: accents and other symbols cannot be used unless otherwise stated.

Sports Book Cover Options

As well as the black and white original reprinted reports, there is the option to include colour pages where available (for articles from 2006 onwards). Each book is skilfully hand-bound by an expert craftsman, in the hardback cover of your choice, and is printed on the highest quality gsm paper:

  • Brown Leatherette Cover – An elegant brown cover with black and white original reprinted pages. The recipient’s Name can be embossed on the cover for just £5 to finish off this unique keepsake.
  • Brown Leatherette Cover with Colour – An elegant brown cover with black and white original reprinted pages. The recipient’s Name can be embossed on the cover for just £5. This upgrade includes colour content (from 2006 onwards).
  • Luxury Leather Cover – Available in three leather covers; red, black and blue, the editions include colour content (from 2006 onwards), along with the original reprinted black and white content. The recipient’s Name is especially embossed on the cover for FREE.

Further Information

These fantastic books are Tabloid size editions (38 x 31 cm).

Our Personalised Sports Books are unofficial products and are in no way affiliated with any event unless specifically stated.

310mm
horse racing flat
380mm
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Product Reviews

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Rated 4.6 out of 5

based on 13 reviews

In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.

We’re constantly researching new materials to create more personalised books, so what you think matters! Tell us your feedback. From finding the book you were looking for to how easy your chosen book was to personalise – every little detail is important, so we can perfect your shopping experience the next time you return!

RubysNanna2 Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 August

This is the perfect gift for a very dear friend, I can't believe that its so tailored for him, I really didn't think I would find anything as suitable.

wrighty72 Trustpilot product review 2 star rating 29 August

Good book for information just feel after having upgraded to expensive option didn't feel book was worth £70.

warriorgirl Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 August

A very well received gift for a horse racing fanatic. Service was excellent, received within a few days. Would recommend this service for other similar gifts

Lolag13 Trustpilot product review 4 star rating 29 August

This Book was a Prezzie for my Dad, he loved it, only issue i had was that it was up until 2011, and i would have liked it up until the current day ??July 2012

AbiM Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 August

Product is brilliant for any horse lover, it's a lot bigger than it looks aswell and I needed it for a special occasion and it turned up with the express delivery a day after ordering, was even earlier than I anticipated!Can't fault this product or the company, I was 100% satisfied!

Bennyboy Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 August

This book is a birthday present for my brother who is a regular race goer and has been for many years. He has a small flutter everyday and I know he will find this book perfect for him. It arrived on time and the packaging was perfect. The quality of the book is superb and it is personalised. I would definitely recommend this company and I am sure I will use them again in the future

Debsta Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 August

Use you every year for gifts and you never let me down. Excellent quality, unique, just what I've been looking for.

JanIbz Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 August

I bought this for my father in law for his 70th birthday and he loves it - he even took it to the bookies to show it off! The leather book is really good quality and the engraving made it look extra special. Great gift for someone who has loved horse racing for many years.

Julie2 Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 August

Excellent product and product arrived on time would recommende to a friend

DurrCall2a Trustpilot product review 4 star rating 29 August

We wanted a memorable gift for a big Birthday for a horse racing enthusiast and this product ticked all the boxes. The recipient loved it. It was a unique product found through google. It was within our price range and was good value for money. We went for the premium leatherette cover which was lovely.

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Absolutely amazing book.. something to keep forever.. definitely would recommend

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Debbie Line Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 21 January

Absolutely amazing book.

Absolutely amazing book.. something to keep forever.. definitely would recommend

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Andrew W Trustpilot product review 4 star rating 21 January

Unusual 50th Birthday Present

It was birthday present for my sister. She loved it. It did take longer to arrive than I thought it would, hence 4 stars and not 5, but it reached her in time for her birthday as I ordered it about 2 weeks ahead of time. A really nice unusual gift for a special birthday

Katarina A Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 20 January

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Joan F Trustpilot product review 4 star rating 20 January

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Following a problem with the web page when ordering,'In The Book' have been very supportive in sorting this out. Thank you

Shelby Jones Maddox Trustpilot product review 4 star rating 20 January

Great product

Overall, the book is fantastic! Beautiful colors and well made. I first ordered from In The Books because my daughter's name is unique, and she can't find anything with her name in stores, and I wanted something special for her birthday coming up. It was easy to order, and I got a confirmation email immediately. The only trouble I had was the order wasn't showing up on my account and I could not track it. I got very scared that this was a scam and that I would not receive it. Sure enough it arrived the next day (1/19/19), earlier than expected (est. DD was 1/22-24). I would like to purchase more, but they are a little pricey, which is to be expected since they are personalized. A suggestion I have would be to consider reviewing your prices to make them more affordable. Thanks so much!

Caroline Smith Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 20 January

Great gift idea for a little princess!

Very prompt delivery. The new owner loves her own personalised princess story xxx

Proud Grandma Trustpilot product review 4 star rating 19 January

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SUE SOUTHAMPTON Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 19 January

Child's name book.

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