The Jockey Club Collection

A Catalogue and the Story of Its Creation Over Three Centuries

Author: David Oldrey

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers, Limited

ISBN: 9781781300688


Page: 240

View: 8019

The Jockey Club's first premises in St James's Street reflected its members' habit of living among racing pictures, but their collective tastes could only be fully indulged after it built a large Coffee Room in Newmarket in 1752 and then multiplied the accommodation in 1771 on the site still occupied today. Over the centuries members have given the Club scores of pictures marking the triumphs of their horses. More have come as bequests of prized possessions and recently a few have been added by purchase. Some of the paintings by Stubbs, Herring, Munnings and others are amongst the best racing art in existence. Many are by lesser artists but taken together as a whole the contents of the Jockey Clubs Rooms are enough to fascinate anyone with even a passing interest in sporting pictures or racing. This catalogue much extends the previous one published in 2006 which was arranged in the order of the Rooms in which paintings were hung; in this new publication works are arranged under the names of their creators with short biographies of the more important artists. There are some 50 additions of which perhaps the most important are life-sized bronze friends for Hyperion, a particularly fi ne Ferneley, and a portrait of The Queen with her Gold Cup winner, Estimate. The Collection consists of several hundred paintings, prints, bronzes and trophies plus some slightly macabre bits of champions made into all sorts of artefacts, usually mounted feet. Taken together they give an accurate impression of the importance of the Jockey Club`s contribution to the development of the thoroughbred, for long the fastest and still the most beautiful way of getting from here to there.

Der Sport der Könige


Author: C. E. Morgan

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 364123705X

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 2640

Virtuos erzählt die Schriftstellerin C.E. Morgan von den Menschen, die das Erbe der amerikanischen Geschichte in sich tragen, und erschafft damit ein an Faulkner erinnerndes, großes modernes Epos. Henry Forge und seine Tochter Henrietta haben einen Traum: Sie wollen das beste Rennpferd aller Zeiten züchten. Die Familie Forge gehört zu den ältesten und einflussreichsten Pferdezüchterdynastien von Kentucky, ihr Vollblut Hellsmouth bringt exzellente Vorraussetzungen mit. Doch als Allmon Shaughnessy auf der Farm anheuert, ein ehrgeiziger junger Schwarzer, und sich Henrietta in ihn verliebt, werden Kräfte freigesetzt, die seit Jahrhunderten das Leben in den Südstaaten bestimmt haben und immer noch machtvoll sind. Angst, Vorurteile und sexuelles Verlangen, Rassismus und Wut, die Kluft zwischen Arm und Reich, Unterdrückung, ja Gewalt sind die ständigen Begleiter dieses Lebens im Schatten der Sklaverei, die untrennbar verbunden ist mit der amerikanischen Geschichte.
Political Science

The Prince of Jockeys

The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

Author: Pellom McDaniels III

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813143853

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

View: 4336

Isaac Burns Murphy (1861--1896) was one of the most dynamic jockeys of his era. Still considered one of the finest riders of all time, Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and his 44 percent win record remains unmatched. Despite his success, Murphy was pushed out of Thoroughbred racing when African American jockeys were forced off the track, and he died in obscurity. In The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy, author Pellom McDaniels III offers the first definitive biography of this celebrated athlete, whose life spanned the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the adoption of Jim Crow legislation. Despite the obstacles he faced, Murphy became an important figure -- not just in sports, but in the social, political, and cultural consciousness of African Americans. Drawing from legal documents, census data, and newspapers, this comprehensive profile explores how Murphy epitomized the rise of the black middle class and contributed to the construction of popular notions about African American identity, community, and citizenship during his lifetime.
Social Science

Handbook of Sports Studies

Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446265056

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

View: 1160

Now available in paperback, this vital handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and Jay Coakley, author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary team of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.
Sports & Recreation

Legacies of the Turf

A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders

Author: Edward L. Bowen

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581501179

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 318

View: 6615

With Volume 2 of Legacies of the Turf II Edward Bowen focuses on the men whose horses have dominated racing in the last half of the 20th century and into the 21st. He has woven together a rich tapestry of horse racing lore.
Sports & Recreation

American National Pastimes - A History

Author: Mark Dyreson,Jaime Schultz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317572696

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 2505

When the colonies that became the USA were still dominions of the British Empire they began to imagine their sporting pastimes as finer recreations than even those enjoyed in the motherland. From the war of independence and the creation of the republic to the twenty-first century, sporting pastimes have served as essential ingredients in forging nationhood in American history. This collection gathers the work of an all-star team of historians of American sport in order to explore the origins and meanings of the idea of national pastimes—of a nation symbolized by its sports. These wide-ranging essays analyze the claims of particular sports to national pastime status, from horse racing, hunting, and prize fighting in early American history to baseball, basketball, and football more than two centuries later. These essays also investigate the legal, political, economic, and culture patterns and the gender, ethnic, racial, and class dynamics of national pastimes, connecting sport to broader historical themes. American National Pastimes chronicles how and why the USA has used sport to define and debate the contours of nation. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Sports & Recreation

Principles and Practice of Sport Management

Author: Lisa Pike Masteralexis,Department Head and Associate Professor Mark H McCormack Department of Sport Management Isenberg School of Management University of Massachusetts Amherst Massachusetts Lisa P Masteralexis,Carol A. Barr,Mary Hums

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144969196X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 610

View: 8942

From the basic knowledge and skill sets of a sport manager to the current trends and issues in the sport management industry, the Fifth Edition of this best-selling text provides the foundation for students as they study and prepare for a variety of sport management careers. The authors, all well-known sport industry professionals, show students how to apply their new knowledge and skills to any segment in the sport industry from high school to the international arena. Principles and Practice of Sport Management, Fifth Edition continues to offer historical perspectives as well as thoughts about current and future industry issues and trends. It has, however, undergone substantial content updates in every chapter, including the inclusion of new developments or managerial approaches happening in the sport world, as well as the addition of new chapters on new media in sport and club management. - New full color design and art program - Contains practical advice on how virtual communitites and social networks can affect the job search process - Provides updated information on salaries in professional sports - Includes sections on evaluating coaches, programmatic goals, ethics, finances, and marketing as they relate to youth sports - Contains more in-depth coverage of disabilities in sports - New and updated content on the growing safety concerns related to concussions in youth sports through professional sports and within the NFL - New discussion of the ethical and legal implications of the Jerry Sandusky case - Current Issues section updated with new material on event security and the Boston Marathon bombings.
Sports & Recreation

The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime

Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York 1865–1913

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815651546

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 446

View: 4017

Thoroughbred racing was one of the first major sports in early America. Horse racing thrived because it was a high-status sport that attracted the interest of both old and new money. It grew because spectators enjoyed the pageantry, the exciting races, and, most of all, the gambling. As the sport became a national industry, the New York metropolitan area, along with the resort towns of Saratoga Springs (New York) and Long Branch (New Jersey), remained at the center of horse racing with the most outstanding race courses, the largest purses, and the finest thoroughbreds. Riess narrates the history of horse racing, detailing how and why New York became the national capital of the sport from the mid-1860s until the early twentieth century. The sport’s survival depended upon the racetrack being the nexus between politicians and organized crime. The powerful alliance between urban machine politics and track owners enabled racing in New York to flourish. Gambling, the heart of racing’s appeal, made the sport morally suspect. Yet democratic politicians protected the sport, helping to establish the State Racing Commission, the first state agency to regulate sport in the United States. At the same time, racetracks became a key connection between the underworld and Tammany Hall, enabling illegal poolrooms and off-course bookies to operate. Organized crime worked in close cooperation with machine politicians and local police officers to protect these illegal operations. In The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime, Riess fills a long-neglected gap in sports history, offering a richly detailed and fascinating chronicle of thoroughbred racing’s heyday.


mit dem Willen zum Erfolg

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548364827


Page: 445

View: 8829


Einklang der Herzen


Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641120845

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 3973

Die junge Adelia verlässt die heimatliche Farm in Irland, um bei ihrem Onkel, in Amerika nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern einen Neuanfang zu wagen. Auf der Pferdefarm, auf der Paddy arbeitet, stellt sie ihr besonderes Einfühlungsvermögen in Pferde unter Beweis. Die impulsive, bescheidene Rothaarige wird Pferdepflegerin. Als ihr Onkel einen Herzinfarkt erleidet, verspricht der Farmbesitzer Travis Grant, sich um Delia zu kümmern. Die Pferdeflüsterin weiß nicht, dass er mit Kümmern die Liebe meint, die Liebe zwischen zwei gleich klingenden Seelen.

The Big Book of Horses

Author: J. C. Suares

Publisher: Welcome Books

ISBN: 9781599620138

Category: Photography

Page: 384

View: 5491

J. C. Suarés’ best-selling series of dog- and cat-inspired books have charmed and amused animal lovers throughout the past decades. In this book, Suarés relies on his horsemanship to dive into the emotional, aesthetic, athletic, and poetic world of the equine. The mystique and power of the untamed horse, the heroism of the war horse, the dependability of the workhorse, the pleasure and thrill derived from the companion or show horse—these are but a few of the reasons this noble creature has inspired love and reverence throughout all cultures. With photographs of everything from Roy Rogers and his fabulous Palomino to the intrepid Seabiscuit, from great jumpers to Vienna’s Lippizaners, from Arabian stallions to thoroughbred mares and their foals, from rodeos and wild Mustangs to ponies and their children, The Big Book of Horses is sure to warm the hearts of horse lovers everywhere. This 384-page tome contains more than 230 images—printed in duotone—taken by such passionate horse photographers as Mark J. Barrett, Bob Langrish, and Alain Laurioux. The images are complemented by J. C.’s own whimsical horse drawings and by excerpts—both literary and personal—from the works of such diverse writers as Leo Tolstoy, Cormac McCarthy, and others, and from stories and anecdotes by horse owners and aficionados. From the horse with a double-sized heart to Triple Crown champions, from General Lee’s Traveller to Buffalo Bill’s Charlie, The Big Book of Horses is filled with the remarkable, the famous, the beautiful and the bold. It’s a fitting tribute to our mythic equine friends.
Biography & Autobiography

Bill Hartack

The Bittersweet Life of a Hall of Fame Jockey

Author: Bill Christine

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476663629

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 8033

"Christine's recount of thoroughbred racing's past is a must"--Price Horse Central "Thankfully--for both Hartack's legacy and as a way for us to understand an era that too often gets glossed over by the sport's historians--we have author Bill Christine to set the story straight. His new book, reads as both an overdue homage and a cautionary tale about what it's like for a dark, brooding athlete to try and maintain a firm grip on the pinnacle of his profession at the expense of driving off almost everybody who cared about him"--Thoroughbred Daily News "This book is a nearly perfect pairing of author and subject. Bill Christine is among the very few writers who fully understand the emotional history of horse racing in America over the last half century. Bill Hartack was a living example of the chasm between the sport’s towering highs and punishing lows. Christine takes us inside Hartack’s improbable rise from poverty to his five Kentucky Derby victories to the struggles of his final years. It’s a ride as wild as any horse race and a book that belongs alongside the best ever written about the Sport of Kings."--Tim Layden, senior writer, Sports Illustrated “This is a brilliant writer writing about a complex guy. It makes for a very enjoyable read.”--Composer Burt Bacharach, an Eclipse Award winner as a horse owner and a winner of multiple Grammy, Tony and Academy Awards “A great collection of interesting facts about one of the greatest Kentucky Derby jockeys of all time. I’ve been in the game over forty years and there are a lot of stories about Hartack that even I didn’t know.”--Jerry Bailey, Racing Hall of Fame jockey and horse racing analyst for NBC-TV. Bill Hartack won the Kentucky Derby five times, and seemed to hate every moment. "If only Bill could have gotten along with people the way he got along with horses," a trainer said. His impoverished upbringing didn't help: his mother was killed in an automobile accident; the family home burned down; his father was murdered by a girlfriend; and he was estranged from his sisters for most of his life. Larry King, his friend, said it was just as well Hartack never married, because it wouldn't have lasted. Hartack was one of racing's most accomplished jockeys. But he was an inveterate grouch and gave the press a hard time. At 26, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Whenever the media tried to bury him, he would win another Derby. At the end of his life, he was found alone in a cabin in the Texas hinterlands. Drawn from dozens of interviews and conversations with family members, friends and enemies, this book provides a full account of Hartack's turbulent life.

The Original Thoroughbred Times Racing Almanac, 2005 Edition

Author: Thoroughbred Times

Publisher: Thoroughbred Times

ISBN: 9781931993579

Category: Games

Page: 846

View: 7097

This book is a fan's treasure trove of racing information featuring hundreds of pages of information on racetracks, trainers, owners and a directory on the sport's organizations.


Author: Jeffery Pike

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group

ISBN: 9789812347992

Category: Travel

Page: 404

View: 2850

With evocative, full-color photography on every page and cross-referenced, full-color maps throughout, this installment of the world's largest visual travel guide series provides readers with the ultimate insider's perspective on the land down under.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Encyclopedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Author: Hugh Chisholm

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 5726

English wit and humor


Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Francis Cowley Burnand,Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A


Category: English wit and humor

Page: N.A

View: 5967