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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Captains Courageous: Gentlemen Riders in British Horseracing 1866-1914
Author(s): Vamplew, Wray
Kay, Joyce
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Keywords: British horseracing
Sport history
Horse racing Great Britain
Great Britain Social life and customs 20th century
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Date Deposited: 6-Apr-2009
Citation: Vamplew W & Kay J (2006) Captains Courageous: Gentlemen Riders in British Horseracing 1866-1914. Sport in History, 26 (3), pp. 370-385.
Abstract: Gentlemen riders played a significant role in British horse racing before 1914, particularly in National Hunt, where higher weights and less stringent legislation encouraged greater participation than on the flat. Men from the hunting field and the military took their skills and courage to the racecourse and often competed successfully against professional riders. However, racing's intimate association prevented an amateur ethos from emerging and too many gentlemen riders were guilty of dubious practices. National Hunt racing was a sport in which shamateurism developed on a considerable scale, with supposedly amateur jockeys making money from the sport.
DOI Link: 10.1080/17460260601065961
Rights: Published in Sport in History by Taylor & Francis

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