OVER 11,000 HORSES IN THE BIBLE OF THE TURF
There’s just no better review of the racing year than ‘Racehorses of 2019’. Once you’ve done with the dozen-page forthright introduction you can dive in to the detail – and boy do Timeform do detail. If you love racing and are serious about the game, this is your bible. It’s an incredible record of racing’s achievers and also-rans. It’s an essential punter’s guide to future winners, from modest to magnificent. It’s all inside. It’s all you need.
This year’s masterwork, ‘Racehorses of 2019’ deals individually, in alphabetical sequence, with 11,687 horses, including every one that ran on the Flat in Britain and the best of the Irish and French, each treated as a subject on its own. The individual commentaries range from a few lines on some of the lesser lights to multipage essays on the top horses, liberally illustrated with shots of the season’s big races and posed portraits showing each horse’s conformation.
Running to 1,216 closely-printed pages, ‘Racehorses’ is designed to be of practical value in winner finding. Look up any horse and you’ll find its all-important Timeform rating, a quickly-assimilated written summary of its best performances and an expert analysis of its racing character, including its distance and going requirements. Timeform ratings and analysis are unrivalled for their accuracy and they make ‘Racehorses’ a must for any punter with ambitions to make their racing pay! The commentaries give valuable pointers to the future, while the extended essays provide more detailed accounts of champions’ careers, as well as discussing current issues in racing and recalling similar achievements from the past.
But ‘Racehorses’ is also intended as a permanent record of each year’s racing and it has long been the worldwide shop window for British bloodstock, internationally recognised as the definitive record of the merits and achievements of the thousands of thoroughbreds raced in Britain each year. 2019 was a year when two-year-old Pinatubo rated Timeform’s Horse of the Year and older horses Crystal Ocean and Enable outshone their classic generation rivals, while speedball Battaash and stayer Stradivarius excelled once again at the pinnacle of the sport. Of the contentious issues tackled head-on, Timeform challenges the sport to defend itself in the face of perceived changing public attitudes to gambling and horse welfare and to work to improve public acceptance of the whip. That’s all on top of the A-to-Z coverage! Looking to solve the domestic classic puzzles in the months ahead? All the main contenders are covered, while ‘Top Horses Abroad’ provides extensive coverage – country by country – of the most significant events around the world.
Whatever your angle on racing – whether as a racing professional or simply a keen follower of the game – ‘Racehorses of 2019’ will inform and entertain in equal measure. It’s a must for the new season and out on March 21st!
- An individual entry for every horse that ran on the Flat in Britain during the season and the best of the Irish, including a Timeform rating and commentary
- Extended essays on the leading performers
- 1,216 closely-printed pages
- Action and posed portrait photographs
- Examination of the wider issues in the sport through the essays and forthright introduction. It doesn't pull its punches!
- Top 100s, promising horses lists, top horses abroad & more
Price: £79 Try a free sample first below!
Racehorses (£79) for the Flat is published annually in March and is part of a series which dates back to 1948. The companion Chasers & Hurdlers (£75) is published in October as part of a series which dates back to 1975/76. Both are available direct from Timeform, including checkout by PayPal, post free in the UK, and from Amazon*. Click on a button, link or scroll down to our product boxes to order your copy.
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