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Ascot: The History Hardcover – July 1, 2003

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 420 pages
  • Publisher: A&C Black (July 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0413772039
  • ISBN-13: 978-0413772039
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.3 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,992,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on April 15, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Sir Peter O'Sulleven claims, in the foreword to this book, that Ascot is the most famous racecourse in the world. Whether it is or not, it has established itself as one of the most important racecourses in Britain over the past 200 years.

Ascot's history begins almost 300 years ago, in 1711, but took a long time to establish itself. Documentation of the early history is incomplete - for example, the result of the first race staged there is not known, although a list of all the horses competing was preserved. Apparently, the person who was supposed to record the result didn't turn up to see the race. Such modest beginnings contrast sharply with what Ascot later became.

This book, written with the co-operation of the royal family, explains their role down the years. You are not left in any doubt which kings and queens enjoyed horse racing and which ones were uninterested.

Ascot only really started to blossom in the reign of King George III, who was the subject of the movie The madness of King George. The king was not interested in horse racing, but his son the Prince Regent was, and it was he (who eventually became King George IV) who made Ascot into a major racecourse, which it has remained ever since. The prince was also responsible for beginning all the pageantry that has now become part of the Ascot scene every June.

Despite the royal patronage and the fashions, ultimately it is the racing that most of us are really interested in. Many champion racehorses have competed at Ascot and their exploits are given plenty of coverage. Although not a champion in the true sense of the word, Brown Jack was a very popular horse in the 1920's and a whole chapter is devoted to his exploits.
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A fascinating and in dept story of the origins and evolution of the great British racetrack known as Ascot. My only quibbles would have been more details (but I'm OCD that way), and perhaps more illustrations, but those are minor.
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By Amazon Customer on March 17, 2013
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A beautiful book on one of the worlds greatest racing meets. The photos really help you live the experience of being there.
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By teej on April 28, 2015
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It is perfect!! I was very pleased with my purchase.
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