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The Resource The Grand National : a celebration of the world's greatest horse race, Anne Holland

The Grand National : a celebration of the world's greatest horse race, Anne Holland

Label
The Grand National : a celebration of the world's greatest horse race
Title
The Grand National
Title remainder
a celebration of the world's greatest horse race
Statement of responsibility
Anne Holland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Every year the Grand National produces very different stories from jockeys and horses alike; uplifting scenes from a victor and heartbreak when a mere inch divides the loser from the winner at the end of nearly four-and-a-half miles and 30 challenging fences. The race has evolved over the years but there is one constant: luck, or the lack of it. How fitting, then, that in 1839 the first winner was named Lottery. Back then, huge crowds rode to Aintree by horseback, in carriages, carts or on foot. Hotels were so full that some slept four guests to a bed. Today the Grand National is probably the world's most famous horse race, with a global television audience of some 600 million in 140 countries. Anne Holland's richly informed book focuses on the race's various record-breakers, rather than being a purely chronological history
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holland, Anne
Dewey number
  • 798.4'5'0942753
  • 798.4'5'0942753
  • 798.4'5'0942753
  • 798.450942753
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grand National (Horse race)
  • Sport
Label
The Grand National : a celebration of the world's greatest horse race, Anne Holland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474611985
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474611985
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
The Grand National : a celebration of the world's greatest horse race, Anne Holland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474611985
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474611985
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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