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A double DVD.
Flat Racing:
Clare Balding concentrates on the flat racing scene, counting down the 25 greatest races ever run. An amazing selection from Sea Biscuit’s defeat of War Admiral in 1938 to Persian Punch’s emotional third triumph in the Jockey Club Cup at Newmarket and High Chaparral’s amazing victory in the 2003 Breeders’ Cup meeting – the closest ever.

Interspersed we have the likes of Mill Reef and Secretariat, Grundy and Shergar and Royal Academy and Cigar, amazing horses from around the flat racing world. This official double DVD tells the story of Best Mate and those involved with him, including trainer Henrietta Knight, jockey Jim Culloty and owner Jim Lewis.
Best Mate quickly became the 'People's Champion' following his successive Gold Cup victories at Cheltenham in 2002, 2003 and 2004. His first race win in Britain was also at Cheltenham in 1999. It was therefore fiiting that a ceremony, following his tragic death at Exeter on November 1st 2005, was held at Cheltenham on December 10th.

Best Mate had become the first horse since Arkle in the 1960's to win three successive Gold Cups. He then established himself as the most popular race horse in Britain since Desert Orchid. A burst blood vessel meant that he was unable to defend his crown at Cheltenham in 2005. But, despite looking in great condition, Best Mate sadly Best Mate died during his seasonal return at Exeter.

This programme offers an insight into a wonderful, and much loved race horse.

Disc 1 tells his life story, whilst Disc 2 is a record of his National Hunt races. Clare Balding reveals the everyday lives of the racing community of Lambourn.
The West Berkshire town of Lambourn, often called 'The Valley of the Racehorse', is unique in that almost the whole community is involved in horseracing. This observational documentary series, presented by Clare Balding, takes a look at the everyday lives of the racing fraternity - from top jockeys and trainers such as Henrietta Knight and Mick Channon, down to the stable lads and saddlers.

It takes in the highs and lows of the season's meetings, the foaling period and a behind the scenes look at the day-to-day running of some of the country's top stables. Documentary chronicling the history of horse racing. Features a consideration of both flat racing and major jumping events. The 2005 Travelling The Turf directory. An excellent guide to all the racetracks in the UK and other international racing countries. It also tells you where to stay and is the ideal companion should you need a helping hand on your racing travels. The New Frankie autobiography....out on September 23rd, 2004 and written by top BBC Racing journalist, Jonathan Powell. The New Frankie DVD where he talks exclusively about his life and highlights his rivalry with Lester Piggott. 1 hour's worth of in-depth DVD for you to enjoy. Buy this magnificent dedication to the history of the Derby straight from the publishers. It has some excellent collector's prints! New. The Collins Complete turf guide to British & Irish racecourses with stunning aerial views. Click to buyNew. The Sun Guide to the 2003/04 National Hunt seaon. `Click to buy New. The Daily Racing Form's Go for the Green guide to betting. Click to buy New. Kelso, a biographical account of this great US handicapper of the 1960's. Click to buy New. Legacies of the Turf. Click to buy New. Breeders' Cup. Thoroughbred Racing's Greatest Day. Click to buy New. The Backyard Racehorse. A guide on how to look after a racehorse. Click to buy New. The Daily Racing Form's American racing Manual, 2003. Full of stats and figures. Click to buy New. More personal accounts about gambling at the track. Click to buy New. More The Thoroughbred Times's Guide to the racing year. A great book, personally recommedned by Jockeysroom to keep you hooked on its interesting stats and records concerning US horse racing. Click to buy New. Timeform's magnificent Racehorses of 2002. 400 pictures about the 6,900 racehorses that ran in the UK in 2002. A must buy. Click to buy New. Timeform's magnificent Racehorses to Follow for the 2003 Flat Season. A must buy. Click to buy New. The autobiography about Native Dancer. Click to buy New. Racing in the Dock. Read about the headlines that rocked British racing during 2002. Click to buy New. Raceform's Trend Horse for the 2002/3 Jumps season. Click to buy New. Raceform's Racehorse Record 2003. Click to buy New. Raceform's Racehorse Flat Annual 2003. Click to buy New. Raceform's Racehorse Record 2002. Click to buy New. Raceform's Chase Record 2002. Click to buy New. Raceform's Counter Attack. An Insider's Guide to betting on Racing. Click to buy New. Against the Crowd. More punting lessons to help you beat the bookies. Click to buy New. Finding Hot Horses. A guide with more relevance to US racing but still of use for basic handicapping anywhere in the world. Click to buy A year in the life of Frankie Dettori during 1996. Click to buy New. The life and times of the greatest steeplechaser, Arkle. Click to buy New. Hands & Heels. Jump jockey Richard Dunwoody highlighting the best horses and races that he rode. Click to buy New. The Racing Tribe. A sociological look & analysis of the different types of people who go racing. Click to buy New. Everyone must leave. The day the Grand National was under threat, to a bomb alert. Click to buy New. Mick Kinane's biography. Click to buy New. Woulda, Coulda, Shouda.....More handicapping & betting advice. Click to buy New. Dollars in the Streets. Click to buy New. The life and times of great US trainer, CharlieWhittingham. Click to buy New. Track Condtions. The life & times of a journeyman trainer in the US. Click to buy New. Citation. Click to buy New. Come on Seabiscuit. Click to buy New. An in-depth look at the life of a journeyman steeplechase jocky, Guy Lewis, of England. Click to buy New. Brough Scott looks back on the Racing Certainties of the past. Click to buy New. Horse Sense, an inside look at the Sport of Kings. Click to buy New. Richard Johnson's autobiography about his jump jockey career. Click to buy Finished Lines, A Collection of Memorable Writings on Throughbred Racing Racing by Frank Scatoni. New! Horse Behaviour, a practical guide that explains all the different types of behaviours in horses. Click to buy New! Exterminator. A top US horse at the turn of the 20th Century. Cllick to buy New! A must buy if you are an avid fan of stats and horse racing records. This almanac lists all the records and winners in the US racing calendar....trainers, jockeys, owners, etc. Click to buy. New. 100 hints about betting by Mark Coton. Click to buy New Video in VHS PAL ! The Real Tony McCoy !..Click to buy New DVD ! The Real Tony McCoy !..Click to buy The Frankie Dettori Horsing Around video in VHS PAL.....Click to buy New Video in VHS PAL ! 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George Duffield is the senior rider in the weighing room. Born in 1946, he entered racing (earning 19/6 a week) in the early 1960s toward the end of an era dominated by the toughest of men and toughest of standards: trainers like Sam Armstrong and his own mentor Jack Waugh, and jockeys like the legendary Breasley and Piggott. 
George has also been associated with countless top-class horses, such as his 1992 Oaks and St Leger winner User Friendly and more recently the Eclipse hero Giant's Causeway and the dual Champion Stakes heroine Alborada. 
Finally, George has experience of racing all round the world, and not just the leading racing nations: in Jamaica he had bricks thrown at him during a race and in the paddock one day even found himself in the midst of a gunfight! A true son of Yorkshire, George has never been afraid to speak his mind or fight his corner, a trait that has led to some intriguing confrontations with authority. Click to buy New! 
Peter Walwyn, who has just retired, was for more than thirty-five years one of the country's foremost racehorse trainers - and about the only trainer for whom racegoers and racing professionals alike have a deep and genuine affection. 

He was the first flat racing trainer to send out more than 100 winners in a season, was champion trainer and trained the great Derby winner Grundy. But the appeal of the book lies less in Peter Walwyn's achievements on the track, great though they may be, but in the nature of the man - one of the last great traditionalists of the turf. 

His lanky physique and eccentric behaviour led to him being nicknamed 'Basil Fawlty'; he is a man with strong and outspoken opinions on every aspect of the racing game. He is also a fund of marvellous racing stories: in his long career, he has encountered scores of legendary racing personalities, from Lester Piggott to Frankie Dettori, and describes them with humorous relish. 

Handy All The Way is not a conventional autobiography, but a marvellous collection of anecdotes by one of racing's best-loved characters. 
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Click to buy New! A perfect ride. Top US Jockey Gary Stevens gives an in-depth account of how he became a jockey. Click here to buy New! Running Racing. An in-depth account of the English Jockey Club since the 18th Century by John Tyrrell New! A horseracing novel for you to enjoy. Click here to buy New! A book to celebrate Royal Ascot & Queen Elizabeth II's 50th anniversary. New! Ruffian--Burning from the Start by Jane Schwartz.
A review by a reader who has already read the book
Rarely does an author manage to capture and define the rich and varied mix of people and circumstances that go into making a championship racehorse. And for good reason. It is a bit like cooking up a stew that has all sorts of spices thrown in. There are certain things you can control - the amount of detail to include, the descriptions of the people and races, the pace of the story - but in the end you're never quite sure what you'll have until you finish. On a larger scale, that is what happens in the breeding and racing of thoroughbreds, and lovers of the sport will be first to admit it. That is why Ruffian was such a breath taking surprise in her 10 unbeaten starts, and such a heart wrenching loss in her final defeat. It is also what makes Schwartz's account so moving.

For anyone who loves to watch thoroughbreds run, who is captivated by their beauty and spirit, this book is a must. Schwartz got the recipe right, and you will feel that you have been in the presence of a champion by the time you have finished. 

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