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Sixty Years of Jump Racing

By Robin Oakley
  • Book ID : 1472935128
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 288
  • 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. .

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  • File Pdf: cycling-climbs-of-north-west-england.pdf

Book Summary:

The eighth and final book in a series of UK regional cycling climb guides from the author of the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. Previous regions covered include South-East England, Yorkshire, Wales, the Midlands, South-West England, Scotland and North-East England, and now Simon Warren takes readers into North-West England. The book presents new challenges for existing fans of the 100 Greatest series, as well as providing the perfect introduction to hill climbing for new readers in the area.

Kings of the Saddle

By Brian O'Connor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Isbn : 1781312125
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 650
  • File Pdf: kings-of-the-saddle.pdf

Book Summary:

The recent retirement of Mick Kinane, doyen of flat racing jockeys whose swansong was his 2009 Classic victories on the great Sea the Stars, reminded us once again how many of the greatest jockeys in racing, over jumps as well as on the flat, hail from Ireland. Brian O’Connor is the experienced racing correspondent of the Irish Times, and his survey of the twelve finest jockeys currently riding in Ireland (six on the flat, six National Hunt) was acclaimed in hardback by both the racing press and the Irish media. He interviewed most of the featured jockeys specially for the book, and provides a truly intimate insight into what has made them great race riders, and what inspires their continuing hunger to succeed at the very top. The full list of jockeys covered is: On the Flat: Michael Kinane, John Murtagh, Jamie Spencer, Kieren Fallon, Pat Smullen and Kevin Manning. Over Jumps: Ruby Walsh, Barry Geraghty, Tony McCoy, Paul Carberry, Timmy Murphy and Nina Carberry.

Remembering the Derby

By Bolus, Jim
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781455611034
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 370
  • File Pdf: remembering-the-derby.pdf

Book Summary:

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“Now I Can Call Myself a Biker”

By David Royle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 9781467001496
  • Pages : 178
  • Category : Transportation
  • Reads : 163
  • File Pdf: now-i-can-call-myself-a-biker.pdf

Book Summary:

David has always had a passion for classic cars, right from an early age, but had always wanted to ride a motorcycle. He left this until the age of 47,when his brother in law passed his test and bought himself a Triumph Thunderbird. That did it. As soon as David sat on Nigel's bike, he decided he would pass his test and buy his own Triumph. This is exactly what he did, but there was one small problem. David picked up his new bike on his 50th birthday, but had missed out on all that valuable experience he should have picked up in his younger years. He'd left it too late. So David decided he needed to get some miles under his belt an took a Harley across America and has never looked back. This is the story of of David's exploits and adventures to gain that experience he so desperately wanted and it has shown that even at his age, in his mid-life crisis, it wasn't too late to learn how to ride a motorbike. This book will appeal to the many motorcycle enthusiasts out there, as well as the more mature person thinking about taking up biking.

Derby Innovator

By Barry Irwin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 151447624X
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 124
  • File Pdf: der.pdf

Book Summary:

Derby Innovator is the story of the making of Animal Kingdom by Barry Irwin, a self-taught, self-styled sportsman and entrepreneur who shook racing's Establishment to its very foundations by employing unconventional methods and practices to break all the rules in winning the Kentucky Derby, a race that has been called "the greatest two minutes in sports." Born into a family in Los Angeles that shunned horse racing, Irwin turned a childhood pipedream of winning a racehorse in a tobacco company's naming contest into a stable full of horses that have won some of the most historic and lucrative prizes on The Turf, not only in America, but in Great Britain, Europe, China, the Middle East and South Africa. Experience the intoxicating brand of excitement that only Thoroughbred racing can deliver, as horses bred, bought and managed by Irwin plunder riches and beat royalty at Longchamp, Meydan, Churchill Downs, Santa Anita and Sha Tin. Join Irwin as he prospects for potential Champions in such faraway locales as Uruguay, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Croatia. Learn his methods of finding obscure bloodlines that he blends with American pedigrees to produce Breeders' Cup and Classic winners at Churchill Downs. Rub elbows with some of the biggest movers and shakers in international racing such as Dubai Ruler Sheik Mohammed, MGM CEO Gary Barber, South African trainer Mike de Kock, South African movie producer Anant Singh, trainer Graham Motion, Australian stallion developer John Messara, trainer Todd Pletcher, South African breeder Gaynor Rupert. Share an elusive Derby triumph and a heartbreaking Derby head-bob loss. Feel what it's like to reach the heights as well as the terrible losses. They are all here in Derby Innovator.

Colombia Es Pasion!

By Matt Rendell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Isbn : 1474609732
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 621
  • File Pdf: colombia-es-pasion.pdf

Book Summary:

By winning the 2019 Tour de France, Egan Bernal became the race's youngest champion in 110 years, and the first from the South American nation of Colombia. His victory brought decades of national yearning to fruition. Colombia has long been the only developing nation contending at cycling's highest level. Yet its cycling sons are not the products of a rigorous sports system that spots them in childhood and nurtures them through the ranks to the pinnacle of globalised sport. They come from harder backgrounds, that surprise, shock - even, at times, enchant. Colombia Es Pasión! explores the lives and dreams of each of the nation's leading cyclists. Theirs are inspiring stories of overcoming poverty and violence, sickness and corruption, and achieving global sporting glory. 'Takes you into the heart of both a sport and a country. The journey is well worth the effort' Sunday Times 'Wonderful' Observer 'Remarkable, a masterpiece' Never Strays Far podcast

When Women Talk

By Brigitte Lessard-Deyell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lachesis Publishing Inc
  • Isbn : 0995833710
  • Pages :
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 566
  • File Pdf: when-women-talk.pdf

Book Summary:

"Ordinary Women Sharing Extraordinary Stories” Brigitte Lessard-Deyell realized long ago that women’s stories have the power to change the world. The simple act of sharing a personal story can transform lives, build a connection, and encourage hope. By sharing their stories, women make their communities stronger. When Women Talk is a collection of stories by women from all walks of life, women who have survived hardship and learned what it means to navigate the world with wisdom, bravery, and balance. From a once homeless woman to a world traveled financial whiz, from a stay-at-home mother to a post graduate doctor, the women within these pages demonstrate what it means to stand in your truth and boldly live your best life. Welcome to the safe space that is created When Women Talk.

Cosmos Incorporated

By Maurice G. Dantec
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Isbn : 0345507835
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 479
  • File Pdf: cosmos-incorporated.pdf

Book Summary:

The first major English translation of one of France’s most admired writers, Cosmos Incorporated is a triumph of science fiction–a masterwork of cataclysm, mysticism, and suspense. Fifty years of warfare, disease, and strife have decimated the world’s population. Those who remain are motes in the mind of UniWorld, a superstate that monitors humanity via a vast computer metastructure that catalog everything about everyone on the planet–race, religion, genetic codes, even fantasies. Those who have the means escape UniWorld’s tight control through the Orbital Ring. Though his memory has been wiped clean and his history fabricated in order to pass through UniWorld’s check points, Sergei Diego Plotkin knows his name.And he knows his mission: to murder a man in the city of Grand Junction, a Vegas-like outpost that is home to the private launching pad to the Ring. But this sense of purpose is compromised by random memories that flash through Plotkin’s brain. England and Argentina. The shores of Lake Baikal. And something else. Something indescribable. Now Plotkin is about to meet his maker. As his identity and mission incrementally resurface in his conscious mind, and in the presence of an eerily beautiful woman, Plotkin will soon discover that he has come here not just to kill but to be born. . . . “Like Houellebecq, Dantec takes inspiration from both high and low culture; he is the sort of writer who cites Sun Tzu’s Art of War and the Stooges’ Search and Destroy with equal facility.” –The New York Times “DNA is to Dantec what the swan was to romantic poetry: an invitation to dream. . . . This rocker-writer teleports us into the cyberpunk beyonds of literature. Fasten your seatbelts!” –Le Nouvel Observateur

Rocket Men

By Ron Haslam,Leon Haslam
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407034081
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 863
  • File Pdf: rocket-men.pdf

Book Summary:

'Rocket' Ron Haslam started racing on the professional circuit in 1972 at the age of 15 and developed into one of the finest, and fastest, racers the UK has ever seen. Winner of three World titles and four British championships, as well as a record six Macau GPs, he rode in more than 100 Grands Prix. Despite tragically losing two of his brothers in motorbike accidents, Haslam kept on riding, setting speed records wherever he went. His son, Leon, the 'Pocket Rocket', is following in his father's extremely speedy footsteps. A national Motorcross champion and national Scooter champion at the age of just 14, he became the youngest ever rider to compete in the 500cc World Championship and is now one of Britain's top racers, competing for Stiggy Honda in the World Superbike Championship. This is the extraordinary story of a father and a son who are addicted to motorbikes, with all the thrills and spills, miraculous escapes and multiple broken bones that involves. Both colourful characters, their story takes us all the way from the 1970s to today and is full of hilarious high-octane derring-do, a cast of characters including legends like Fast Freddie Spencer and Barry Sheene, and nothing less than terrifying but exhilarating adventure.

Fuelling the Cycling Revolution

By Nigel Mitchell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472936914
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 320
  • File Pdf: fuelling-the-cycling-revolution.pdf

Book Summary:

The must-read practical guide to what to eat (on and off the bike) for any cyclist looking for a training or performance advantage If you're looking for success on the bike what you eat is at the core of all your training. You are what you eat - and if you're on the bike for long periods and expecting results then your diet is crucial. Get it wrong and you can feel sluggish and below par – but eat right and all the training and preparation will be worth it. Nigel Mitchell, head of nutrition at Cannondale–Drapac, is at the pinnacle of delivering cutting edge nutrition, and has demonstrated this at the elite level of cycling. Now Nigel lifts the lid on his nutritional secrets and the knowledge and experience gained from working with the top professional to help you get the most from your diet to fuel your cycling and gain a performance advantage. This accessible and practical toolkit features crucial rules to follow and 24 nutritional recipes for breakfast, main meals and snacks. This is a no-nonsense and non-faddy approach to a subject that's often shrouded in mystery and pseudo-science. Pro rider anecdotes and race case studies feature throughout to help you identify your own requirements.