"If horse racing is the sport of kings, then this is the sport of the common man." The origins of pigeon racing can be traced back to ancient times and the history of pigoens being used as racers and messgae carriers is covered in the book. The main part of the book covers the care and training of racing pigeons today. From a detailed study of the phisiology of the pigeon, the authors give some clear advice about choosing the right birds and caring for their basic needs from healthcare to equipment that might be needed. It then goes into detail about breeding and how to build a successful racing team.