Thoroughbred Studs of Great Britain

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The thoroughbred is a uniquely British creation and "Thoroughbred Studs of Great Britain" describes the most important studs from both an historical and contemporary point of view. This provides a fascinating insight not only into the development of the breed but also the breeders themselves. Just as the last decade has seen racehorse ownership in the United Kingdom completely dominated by the Arabs, so far as top flat horses are concerned, so the 1990s will assuredly witness a comparable Arab supremacy from a breeding point of view. The two principal families involved are the Maktoum brothers from Dubai and Prince Khalid Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Between them they own twenty-five studs in England and Ireland. Their unprecedented involvement at the top level means that many of England's greatest studs have lost their original identity. Consequently there is a grave danger of their historical significance being lost with the passing of the years. The purpose of this book is twofold, firstly to ensure that the connection between Nearco and Beech House Stud, for example, is dutifully chronicled for posterity, and secondly to see that individual breeders receive some of the reflected glory of which they are so deserving. --- With 16 pages of black-and-white photographs.

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