Ladies in Racing - 16th Century to the present day - HB
NoteThis is a USED book.
In 1972, racing saw a woman as Champion Jockey for the first time in history - albeit a champion after a season of races limted to her own sex - but nevertheless yet another milestone signifying women's increasing role in the so-called 'sport of kings'.Referring back as far as Queen Elizabeth I, and continuing with Queen Anne, whose exploits when following the chase were said to have terrified her attendants, Caroline Ramsden has traced the long and fascinating history of women's participation in the sport...
Caroline Ramsden has herself enjoyed a varied and active association with racing in all its aspects and is able to write with first-hand experience of the many personalities and events mentioned in her book. Her father was Chairman of the Manchester Racecourse Company, and her recollections and carefully researched documentation complete a highly readable portrayal of the very special contribution made to the turf by the ladies in racing.