These delightful, detailed maps were researched, designed and written by Jane Cook. The Early Thoroughbreds map is printed on heavy coated paper measuring 17-1/2 x 24;" it is in poster format, and not folded as previous maps have been presented. The other maps are crisply printed on heavy white paper stock, folded within a sturdy coated cover stock measuring approximately 6 1/4" x 8 1/2". Each map includes a wealth of detail, from famous horses located at the various studs and training yards, to cemeteries and burial sites of famous jockeys, trainers, horses, and/or owners. Many keyed items provide additional information on notable horses and those associated with them, and on the sites themselves.
Early Thoroughbreds Since the Reign of King James I Researched and drawn by Jane Cook. This New 2005 map offers a guide to to the locations of stud farms where the earliest known thoroughbreds were born, trained, and retired to stud, along with the the names of their owners, breeders, and often their trainers and jockeys. A special inset looks more carefully at the Richmond area of north Yorkshire, from whence the thoroughbred race horse we know today emerged. Includes a keyed alphabetic index in a separate booklet.
A Map of Newmarket showing historical training yards and their famous horses, 2nd ed. Researched and drawn by Jane Cook. For an alternative view of Newmarket, I commend you to the updated version of Jane Cook's valuable map of the town, identifying stables past and present, the trainers who have occupied them, and their notable equine residents.
If you are planning a trip to the home of racing, this is the ideal guide to what is where and what used to be where. Well designed, this value-for-money product delivers a mass of information and has the virtue of being useful as it is fascinating.
In addition to what lies where, you can discover who lies where. Not the least interesting feature is a plan of the cemetery, showing the resting places of our distinguished dead.
--Tony Morris, The Racing Post, April 2000
A Map of Newmarket showing historic stud farms and their famous stallions. Researched and drawn by Jane Cook.
Two years ago Newmarket resident Jane Cook devised, compiled and
published a map of the town, showing training yards of the past and
present, and indicating the localities where great horses were stabled.
Full marks to her for having identified and supplied a long-felt need;
the map has sold in large numbers to locals and visitors alike.
Now she has done the same for Newmarket's studs and stallions, and it
looks as though she has another winner.
Opening out to cover half a fair-sized kitchen table, the splendidly
designed new map provides a mine of information about today's studs an
the horses who stand at them, while also tracing their histories in
terms of previous ownership and the notable horses either foaled on them
or based on them as stallions.
This is a well-researched document and a valuable contribution to the
town's archive. It promises to be a best-seller among visitors to the
National Horseracing Museum (which re-opened yesterday) this season, as
both a practical guide and a source of historical information.
Not the least fascinating fact to emerge from study of the map is that
the Newmarket area's involvement in breeding has a richer heritage than
many would have imagined.
Although the proliferation of studs in this part of the country is very
much a 20th century development, there have been notable nurseries in
and around the town for over 200 years. Horses who loom large in the
pages of Volume 1 of the General Stud Book, such as Snap, Gimcrack,
Potoooooooo and Diomed, all had local connections
--Tony Morris, The Racing Post, April 10, 1996
A Map of Middleham, showing historical training yards and their famous
horses. By Jane Cook.
After the success of her ventures with maps of Newmarket showing training yards and studs, Jane Cook has now produced something on the same lines for Middleham, the Yorkshire training centre which has
enjoyed a resurgence in recent years.
Like its predecessors, this is an attractive and informative collectors'
item, packed with fascinating facts about an area that has been turning
out notable horses since the dawn of the breed -- from Bay Bolton to
Beeswing, from The Flying Dutchman to Pretender, from Dante to Mister
Baileys and Double Trigger.
Their homes and those of numerous others are identified, along wit the
trainers who have occupied the many celebrated Middleham yards.
--Tony Morris, The Racing Post