Written by acknowledged authorities on the racing scene in both the United Kingdom and United States, and fully updated to the end of the 20082009 European winter season,The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racingis the definitive illustrated work on "the horses," with every page a visually exciting and information-packed celebration of the sport. It follows horse racing from its earliest inceptions to the present day, and provides essential data on all the top jockeys, leading owners and trainers, and famous Thoroughbreds. In addition, the off-track world is explored through chapters dealing with gambling, scandals and disasters, media coverage, and the business of racing.
Bill Mooney won his second Eclipse Award for magazine writing in 2007. He served as associate editor of the old Thoroughbred Record
and The Thoroughbred Times
, and contributed to a number of horse racing programs on ESPN.
George Ennor was a racing correspondent for The Sporting Life for almost 40 years and its chief reporter for 25 years. He was president of the Horserace Writers & Photographers Association—and named racing journalist of the year in 1982. The HWPA subsequently instituted an annual George Ennor award in his honor.