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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. 

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  • Handbound hardback covers
  • A4 and A3 editions available with colour pages from 2006 onwards
  • Option to present in a luxurious gift box for long-term protection
  • Incredible newspaper coverage from 1904 to the present

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.

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310mm
horse racing flat
380mm

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Rated 4.6 out of 5

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ElaineTrustpilot product review 5 star rating13 Dec 2019

Perfect gift for a horse racing enthusiast.

Jackie CotgraveTrustpilot product review 4 star rating21 Nov 2019

A very good Xmas present idea

RubysNanna2Trustpilot product review 5 star rating29 Aug 2018

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.

wrighty72Trustpilot product review 2 star rating29 Aug 2018

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

warriorgirlTrustpilot product review 5 star rating29 Aug 2018

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

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Jayne Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 23 Oct 2021

Lovely book!

Great service and fast delivery. Lovely book, very nicely printed. My Grandaughter will be very happy!

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