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In Praise of Famous Horses: An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture, Myth and Sport
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In Praise of Famous Horses: An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture, Myth and Sport (Paperback)

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In Praise of Famous Horses is an A-Z companion to perhaps the most loved of all domesticated animals. From D.H. Lawrence's horse Aaron, whose hide was posthumously made into a duffel-bag, to Zippy Chippy, fabled American loser, all the horses featured in this book have their very own claim to fame. Some - among them Bucephalas, Red Rum, Champion the Wonder Horse and Rocinante - are permanent residents in the equine pantheon. Others - such as Rossa Prince, who managed to lose a walkover - attract more qualified appreciation.



Literature, history and art, battlefield, movie and television, myth, racecourse and religion are all enriched by these magnificent creatures. From A to Z, here is the wonderful world of famous horses.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsHorses & poniesReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksGeneral encyclopaediasSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationEquestrian & animal sportsSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSporting events, tours & organisations Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 14/04/2022 ISBN-13: 9781474619110  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sean Magee is the author or editor of several books on horse racing, including CHANNEL 4 RACING: COMPLETE A-Z OF HORSE RACING, ASCOT: THE HISTORY, and LESTER'S DERBYS (with Lester Piggott). He is also the author of the official history of BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. He lives in rural Oxfordshire with his family.

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