The History of Steeplechasing

By: Seth-Smith, Michael; Willett, Peter Mortimer, Roger; Lawrence, John

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1st edition hardcover in green cloth with bright gilt titles looks fabulous. No writing, tears or soil within the 272 pp text. Spine ends lightly bumped, tips of boards still sharp. Well illustrated with b/w art reproductions and photographs. Dust wrapper is a professional reproduction that displays well and will keep this book in fine form. This new history of steeplechasing commemorates the Centenary of the National Hunt Committee, founded in 1866. Highlighted are the famous who have immortalized the sport since the foxhunting squires of Leicestershire matched their fastest hunters over 150 years ago. Great horses such as Lottery - winner of the First Grand National - Cloister - Golden Miller - Cottage Rake and Arkle. American horses such as Battleship and Jay Trump. Men like Thomas Coleman who organized the first St. Albans steeplechase in 1831. 'Black Tom' Oliver who taught Adam Lindsay Gordon to ride. Roddy Owen, Ivor Anthony and Fred Winter. Highlighted too is and antagonism towards the spirit in the early days which threatened its existence.

Title: The History of Steeplechasing

Author Name: Seth-Smith, Michael; Willett, Peter Mortimer, Roger; Lawrence, John

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: HORSE RACING & CHASING,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 22931

Keywords: ARKLE, JAY TRUMP, CLOISTER, GOLDEN MILLER, COTTAGE RAKE, LOTTERY, ST. ALBANS STEEPLECHASE, RODDY OWEN, IVOR ANTHONY, FRED WINTER,