Ascot: The History

Ascot: The History

by SeanMagee (Author), SirPeterO'Sullevan (Foreword), SallyAird (Foreword)


Published to coincide with the Queen's Golden Jubilee, this title is the history of Ascot from its foundation by Queen Anne in 1711 to 2002 present day. Illustrated with contemporary pictures and modern photographs, the text takes the reader through the development of one of the most famous racecourses in the world. The authors have had access to the Royal Archives and archives of Weatherbys, The Jocky Club, the Public Record Office and the British Museum. The book contains stories of the many people who have contributed to Ascot over nearly 300 years and there are equine stories aplenty. It also recounts races between many of the best horses ever known to the sport. This book is for those who love the sport of Kings and Queens.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 420
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Published: 13 Jun 2002

ISBN 10: 0413772039
ISBN 13: 9780413772039