The Classic Racehorse

By: Willett, Peter

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1st edition hardcover in green paper covered boards with bright gilt spine title shows sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Super lightly brushed tips of unclipped dj show a touch of color loss, else displays beautifully in new mylar sleeve. Collectible copy. 272 pp text is crisp and unmarked, Full of lore, history and thoughts to the future by former president of the British Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Illust with b/w photos of such supreme champions as Eclipse, , Diomed, St. Simon, Sceptre, Pretty Polly, Tourbillion, Hyperion, Nearco, Birkhahn, Star Kingdom, Ribot, Bold Ruler, Anilin, Forli, Hawaii, and Balmerino. Chapers include: The Early Days of Rcing and the Thoroughbred in Britain/ The Evolution of the Thoroughbred in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries/ The Later Evolution of the British Thoroughbred/ Stud Books/ The Thoroughbred in Ireland/ The Thoroughbred in North America/ The Thoroughbred in France/ The Thoroughbred in Italy and Germany/ The Thoroughbred in Australia/ The Thoroughbred in New Zealand/ The Thoroughbred in Eastern Europe and Japan/ The Thoroughbred in South America and South Africa/ The Classic Racehorse and the International Pattern/ Further International Aspects of the Classic Racehorse.

Title: The Classic Racehorse

Author Name: Willett, Peter

Illustrator: Photographs

Categories: HORSE RACING & CHASING,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: KY, The University of Kentucky Press: 1981

ISBN Number: 0813114772

ISBN Number 13: 9780813114774

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 45945

Keywords: THOROUGHBRED RACING, FLAT POINT-TO-POINT STEEPLECHASING, THE BRITISH THOROUGHBRED, HORSE RACING HISTORY. RACEHORSES: ECLIPSE, DIOMED, ST. SIMON, SCEPTRE, PRETTY POLLY, TOURBILLION, HYPERION, NEARCO, BIRKHAHN, STAR KINGDOM, RIBOT, BOLD RULE,