Ascot : The History Hardback
by Sean Magee
Edited by Sean Magee, Sally Aird
Published to coincide with the Queen's Golden Jubilee, this title is the history of Ascot from its foundation by Queen Anne in 1711 to 2002 present day.
Illustrated with contemporary pictures and modern photographs, the text takes the reader through the development of one of the most famous racecourses in the world.
The authors have had access to the Royal Archives and archives of Weatherbys, The Jocky Club, the Public Record Office and the British Museum.
The book contains stories of the many people who have contributed to Ascot over nearly 300 years and there are equine stories aplenty.
It also recounts races between many of the best horses ever known to the sport.
This book is for those who love the sport of Kings and Queens.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 420 pages, 250 colour and b&w photographs and illustrations
- Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 13/06/2002
- Category: Horse racing
- ISBN: 9780413772039