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Horseracing and the British 1919-30

Mike Huggins


This book provides a detailed consideration of the history of racing in British culture and society, and explores the cultural world of racing during the interwar years. The book shows how racing gave pleasure even to the supposedly respectable middle classes and gave some working-class groups hope and consolation during economically difficult times. Regular attendance and increased spending on betting were found across class and generation, and women too were keen participants. Enjoyed by the royal family and controlled by the Jockey Club and National Hunt Committee, racing's visible emphasis ... More

Keywords: history of racing, British culture, British society, interwar years, middle classes, National Hunt Committee, consolation, betting, royal family, Jockey Club

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719065286
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719065286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Huggins, author