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dc.contributor.authorVamplew, Wray-
dc.contributor.authorKay, Joyce-
dc.description.abstractGentlemen 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.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis-
dc.relationVamplew W & Kay J (2006) Captains Courageous: Gentlemen Riders in British Horseracing 1866-1914, Sport in History, 26 (3), pp. 370-385.-
dc.rightsPublished in Sport in History by Taylor & Francis-
dc.subjectBritish horseracingen_UK
dc.subjectSport historyen_UK
dc.subject.lcshHorse racing Great Britain-
dc.subject.lcshGreat Britain Social life and customs 20th century-
dc.titleCaptains Courageous: Gentlemen Riders in British Horseracing 1866-1914en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleSport in History-
dc.type.statusPost-print (author final draft post-refereeing)-
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