"The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing" is an authoritative and comprehensive illustrated work of reference on one of the world's most popular sports. The book tells the story of the "sport of kings" from its earliest inception to the present day. It provides essential information on all the top jockeys, owners, trainers and horses. Every personality, event and issue of importance in the history of both racing is covered in the book. In addition, the off-track world of racing is explored through the chapters dealing with gambling, scandals, disasters, and the social, cultural, media and business sides.