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The Heath & The Horse

The Heath & The Horse

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A history of racing and art on Newmarket Heath by David Oldrey, Timothy Cox and Richard Nash.

Newmarket has a unique historic position as the home of horseracing yet until now no book has provided a definitive history of Newmarket Heath itself.

Comprehensive and authoritative this book charts it's history from the beginning to the present day and shows how and why the sport of horseracing developed on the Heath and then spread globally from that base.

All the turf's greatest racehorses and the larger than life characters integral to the Heath's history are included as it tells the story from its discovery by James I in 1605 to the present day, via the formation of the Jockey Club, the impact of the Heath on the breeding of thoroughbred horse, richly illustrated with the maps, paintings and prints which captured the topography, the buildings and of course the racehorses.

With a forward by Sir Mark Prescott.

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