Breeding Racehorses From Cluster Mares SIGNED

By: Craig, Dennis

Price: $300.00

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Book Condition: As New


First edition glossy 'time capsule' condition 1964 paperback SIGNED by author Dennis Craig on the title page. Not presented to anyone in particular, He crossed out his name that was printed as published, and wrote it underneath in black felt tip. Covers show no creases, corners are not bent. 183 crisp white, unmarked pages. More than suitable for gift giving. Ever since Bruce Lowe and the Figure System revolutionized ideas about the mating of Thoroughbreds, breeders have been preoccupied with the question: 'Which are the best Thoroughbred families?' Dennis Craig has reopened the whole subject by suggesting that excellence in the racehorse is not the property of certain female lines as such, but has been derived from a select band of outstanding mares whose influence on the development of the Thoroughbred has been paramount. Mr. Craig's penetrating researches have identified these 'Star-Cluster' mares and revealed how their influence has been transmitted, through male and female lines of descent to the champion racehorses of later generations. Mr. Craig also argues persuasively that Classic winners often are not worth the inflated prices that are paid for their stud services, and recommends the use of less fashionable non-classic winning stallions who have some of the same 'Star-Cluster' mares close up in their pedigrees as the brood mares with whom it is proposed to mate them.

Title: Breeding Racehorses From Cluster Mares SIGNED

Author Name: Craig, Dennis

Illustrator: Charts

Categories: HORSE BREEDING & YOUNG HORSE TRAINING,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1964

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Soft cover

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Size: 4to - over 9

Seller Id: 47073

Keywords: THOROUGHBRED BREEDING, FLAT RACING, STEEPLECHASING, HORSE STALLION SELECTION,