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Behind the Scenes : The Racehorse (Paperback)

Author: Tate, Nikki

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"Where did thoroughbreds come from?

Why do they call it a steeplechase?

What''s the difference between trotting and pacing?

Did you know that winning jockeys are weighed before and after a race?"

Experienced horsewoman Nikki Tate takes the reader behind the scenes to examine the world of the racetrack.

Sections include: The history of horse racing from chariots to chuckwagons; An examination of the racing breeds from thoroughbreds to quarter horses; The role of the trainers, grooms, farriers, track vets, pony riders, outriders, and paddock judges; Care of a horse at the racetrack; Horse equipment; The jockey''s training; What goes on in the racing office; How to read the program; How the starting gates work; Drug use and cheating; and A horse''s life after the racetrack.

An examination of horse racing from a history of the breeds developed for the sport, through training and caring for horses at the track, to the day of the race and beyond.

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Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd
Mfg Part# 9781554550326
SKU 203520317
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1554550327
Release Date 12/1/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0072
Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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