South Yorkshire author Peter Tuffrey first became interested in the town's racing history while he was Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery's Keeper of Fine and Decorative Arts. While in that post in 1976, he organised an exhibition entitled 'The Bicentenary of the Doncaster St Leger', which left a profound impression and resulted in him eventually producing this book. "Racing in Doncaster" deals with the history of the race course itself, the sport's characters, the famous races, the winners and the cups. The book is well researched using material from a variety of sources including original newspaper reports on the races themselves. The illustrations featured are a mix old prints and paintings, with postcards from the author's own collection. From a fine painting of the first ever St Leger winner, posing with jockey and owner, to the more recent images of Frankie Dettori celebrating in his own inimitable style, Peter Tuffrey's new book encapsulates all that makes Doncaster Races great.
Product code: BHXMO
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Dimensions: 23.0cm x 17.0cm
Publish date: 04/08/2009
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