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Behind the Scenes The Racehorse

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ISBN-10: 1554550327

ISBN-13: 9781554550326

Edition: 2007

Authors: Nikki Tate

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Trifolium Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

<p <strong Nikki Tate</strong was born in Birmingham, England, but spent her childhood roaming the globe. She lives with her family (and her collection of goats, ponies, dogs, cats and assorted feathered friends) on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Visit Nikki's website <a href=""</a for more information.</p

My Horse Is Faster Than Your Horse: A Brief History of Horse Racing
Where Do Thoroughbreds Come From?: All About Breeding
Training the Young Racehorse
Care and Training of Horses at the Track
People Who Work with Fast Horses
The Wild, Wild World of Jockeys
What Goes on in the Racing Office?
Track Maintenance Crew
Special Equipment
Race Day Nuts and Bolts
Life After Racing
The Dark Side of Racing
Learn More About Horse Racing
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