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Oaksey On Racing

Author : John Oaksey
ISBN : 0749308885
Genre : Jockeys
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Dod S Parliamentary Companion

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Sixty Years Of Jump Racing

Author : Robin Oakley
ISBN : 9781472935120
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Robin Oakley brings alive the colourful world of those who ride and train jumping horses. With elegant production and gripping images The History of Jump Racing chronicles the social and economic changes which have brought the sport's ups and downs-like the development of sponsorships and syndicate ownership, the near loss of the Grand National, the growing domination of the Cheltenham Festival and the growth of all-weather racing to meet the bookies' demands for betting shop fodder. Pace and colour is provided by stories of the horses who have been taken to the heart of racing crowds, like the Irish-trained hurdler Istabraq and Best Mate, the three-times winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup for England. Famous rivalries and memorable races are re-lived and key victories revisited in portraits of and interviews with the owners, jockeys and trainers who have dominated the sport. The emphasis will be largely on the past fifty years-from Arkle to Tony McCoy-but a significant introduction by Edward Gillespie encapsulates the past history of what was previously known as 'National Hunt Racing' and sets the stories in context. .

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015079755982
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Author : Hugo Vickers
ISBN : 9781448150724
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Harold Nicolson called her 'the greatest Queen since Cleopatra', while Cecil Beaton called her 'a marshmallow made on a welding machine'. Stephen Tennant said: 'She looked everything that she was not: gentle, gullible, tenderness mingled with dispassionate serenity, cool, well-bred, remote. Behind this veil she schemed and vacillated, hard as nails.' Who was she? The Queen Mother's story has not yet been properly told. This was partly due to her long life, and the difficulty that always exists when a biography of a living person is attempted, partly because she was a queen - and the real person gets hidden behind the perceived image - and partly because she is hard to pin down. From her privileged aristocratic childhood, to the abdication and the problems with Diana - this book questions how she faced her challenges and crises, assess her role, how powerful she was, and how she coped. This is a candid, personal portrait of one of Britain's most loved national treasures. Hugo Vickers, an acknowledged expert on the House of Windsor, has spent seventeen years researching this book, and observed the Queen Mother in public and private over a period of forty years.

The Wine Mine

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ISBN : UCAL:B4202770
Genre : Liquors
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Dod S Parliamentary Companion

Author : Charles Roger Dod
ISBN : UOM:39015040083852
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The Surveyor And Municipal Engineer

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I Was A Day In Waterford

Author : T. N. Fewer
ISBN : 0953370410
Genre : Waterford (Ireland : County)
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Mince Pie For Starters

Author : John Oaksey
ISBN : 9781472241511
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Oaksey has seen it all in racing, as a jockey, commentator and newspaper reporter. After a lifetime devoted to the sport he recalls the splendid characters, horses and races that have made horseracing the great passion of his life, a passion that he is so brilliantly able to convey to others. One of the most respected and loved people in the sport, partly due to his work with the Injured Jockeys' Fund, John Oaksey has a fund of fascinating and hilarious stories to tell. This book is not just a wonderful self-portrait, it is also a definitive account of racing since the war.

Fun With Lord Oaksey

Author : Alwin 'Bobby' Watts
ISBN : 0755215427
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alwin 'Bobby' Watts combines his often funny and memorable stories of his own life in horse racing with stories of his great friend, John Lawrence, who later inherited the title 4th Baron Trevethin and 2nd Baron Oaksey and became known as Lord Oaksey. a household name as a journalist, racing correspondent for ITV and Channel 4 and amateur jockey. Great friends as stable boys together from an early age, Alwin recalls amongst other stories the day of John Lawrence's wedding, their fun together tobogganing in the snow, and letting a herd of pigs loose in Major Ginger Dennistoun's house. A fascinating insight into the world behind the training of top race horses and some of the funny events that can occur in this unique world.

People Of Today

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025139986
Genre : Great Britain
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The Story Of Mill Reef

Author : John Oaksey
ISBN : 1845131487
Genre : Mill Reef (Race horse)
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Over the last few years Aurum has republished three classic biographies ofreat racehorses: Arkle, Desert Orchid and Red Rum - all courageous,ndefatigable National Hunt horses who won the big, gruelling steeplechases.ll had striking contemporary cover designs; all have proved steady sellers.ow, for the fourth title in the series, Aurum publishes the story of one ofritain's greatest flat racing horses, Mill Reef, a magnificent athlete thatnjoyed a short, meteoric career tragically truncated by injury. Owned by theealthy American Paul Mellon, in one year, 1971, Mill Reef won the Derby, therench Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the Eclipse Stakes and the King George VInd Queen Elizabeth Stakes. A further glittering run in 1972, when he hadlready won the Coronation Cup, was shockingly curtailed when Mill Reef wasound to have broken a leg. But then his story had an extraordinary happynding: he was not destroyed: remarkable medical treatment saved and healedis leg and saw him go on to a priceless stud career. John Oaksey's book isn affectionate and enthralling chronicle by one of racing's best-loved

Country Life

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ISBN : UVA:X004891320
Genre : Country life
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Historia Medicinae Veterinariae

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London Magazine

Author : John Lehmann
ISBN : UVA:X002097228
Genre : Arts
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The London Magazine

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Accountancy

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Genre : Accounting
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John Lawrence S World Of Racing

Author : John Oaksey
ISBN : 0361015186
Genre : Horse-racing
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