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Betting on Myself Adventures of a Horseplayer and Publisher

By: Crist, Steven

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45870

ISBN: 097264010X

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in black/cream paper covered boards showing lightly bumped bottom tips. 228 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped dust wrapper with matching lightly bumped tips and foot of spine displays well in new mylar. A fast-paced read of a Manhattan newspaper reporter, jazz piano player, Harvard grad who took a whimsical trip to the local greyhound track and his life was never the same. Steven Crist today is chairman and publisher of the Daily Racing Form after a long and wild ride through the worlds of journalism, gambling, politics, and high finance. View more info

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Riding Recollections and Turf Stories

By: Custance, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28459

Condition: Fair


Boards bumped at extremities, gilt illustration of galloping jockeys and horses on slightly age-toned ft cover, internally tight and bright w/teal endpapers and gift dedication on half title page. Moderate foxing on outer leaves and tissue guarded frontis. Backstrip of cloth slightly abraded from storage but displays OK on the shelf. Accounts of the authors exploits and reminiscences at the track and in the hunt field. 304 pp. View more info

Harness Racing Vehicles

By: D'Amato, Michael P., Esq.; Susan Green

Price: $38.00

Publisher: PA, Susan's Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45077

ISBN: 0979701309

Condition: New


First edition, first printing hardcover in illustrated glossy boards. 202 pp profusely illustrated in b/w with a few color plates and one fold out working draft of a sulky from 1885. The book begins with a chronology of two-wheeled vehicles followed by a brief summary of racing. Next is a section for four wheeled racing sulkies ending with a section devoted to "Road Riders" and "Speeding Wagons". Immensely researched, copiously illustrated and a delight to read. View more info

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Steeplechasing and Hunt Racing in America 1948

By: Daily Racing Form; Wood, Chris Jr. And Cooper, John E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Triangle Publications, Inc.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33033

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely copy in rust leatherette boards with fairly sharp tips and spine ends, no rubbing. Gift dedication on fep, light foxing on rep. 290 pp crisp and unmarked. A reference book on Steeplechasing and Hunt Racing, containing official charts and other comprehensive and authoritative info, including complete statistics for 1948. View more info

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The Racehorse in Training

By: Day, William and Alfred J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co. Ltd: 1925

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 33620

Condition: Good


Boards tips bumped and lightly rubbed. Backstrip slightly sunned with bumped ends showing color loss but no major rubbing. Rear board watermarked but text is fine, tight and unmarked. 213 pp with 16 b/w full page plates. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Coventry. Original work published 1880. Much sought volume with the following chapters: The Training Stable/ Breakdown, Roaring, Etc./ Condition/ The Training Ground/ Hints on Purchasing/ Purchase of Yearlings/ Trials/ Jockeys/ The Race and it's Responsibilities/ Starting and Weights/ Professional Hardships/ The Racehorse as He Was and Is... View more info

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The Quarter Running Horse

By: Denhardt, Robert Moorman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, Red River Books Division: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46714

ISBN: 0806135689

Condition: Very Good


First published 1979 by Univ of OK Press. This is stated the second printing of the first Red River Books division 2003. Published with 62 b/w photographs and line drawings. Matte color photo-illustrated softcover displays beautifully. Tips and spine ends sharp, no names, tears or soil within the 302 pp text. Equine specialist Robert Moorman Denhardt presents the story of the origins and evolution by b reeding of America's horse: the Quarter Running Horse. A thorough account that begins in 1607 with the earliest colonial importations of horses and continuing to the Quarter Horse's cros... View more info

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It's Stunning Kid!

By: DiFiore, Frank R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: CA, Westcliff Publications: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22680

ISBN: 0932896006

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in near fine, original, unclipped dj in new mylar. 1 tiny chip at head of rear dj panel. 154 p. No front endppr, book opens to title page. A novel of intrigue, about horses and the people who breed them, one way or another! Nice fireside fiction for any race fan. View more info

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Silk and Scarlet

By: Dixon, Henry Hall (The Druid)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Vinton & Co., Limited: 1912

Edition: Third Edition

Seller Id: 32014

Condition: Fair


3rd edition 1912. Red leather boards with back strip missing, 374 pg text tight with fragile original ribbon marker sewn in. Occasional foxing on outer leaves including title page. Offered as a bookbinding candidate. One of seven volumes in the "Druid Sporting Library". Reminiscences of horse racing in England. Chapters include: Dick Christian Again/ Olden Times/ Silk/ Jockeys/ Trials/ The Foreign Market/ Scarlet. Illustrated with four engravings. View more info

Image for The Post and Paddock with Recollectionms of George IV, Sam Chifney, Dick Christian and Other Turf and Racing Celebrities

The Post and Paddock with Recollectionms of George IV, Sam Chifney, Dick Christian and Other Turf and Racing Celebrities

By: Dixon, Henry Hall (The Druid)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Vinton & Co., Limited: 1912

Edition: Third Edition

Seller Id: 32015

Condition: Fair


Red leather boards with backstrip missing, 372 pg text tight and unmarked with occasional light foxing. Two taped closed tears, one chip from carelessly opened page. Offered as a bookbinding candidate. One of seven volumes in the "Druid Sporting Library". Reminiscences of horse racing and foxhunting in England. Chapters include: Turf History/ Trainers and Jockeys/ The Betting Ring/ Mr. Kirby and the Foreigners/ Newmarket in the Olden Time/ Sam Chifney/ George IV/ Lord Darlington and Mr. Thornhill/ Priam and Zinganer/ Cardsellers, Touts, and Augurs/ Blood Sires/ Blood Mares/ Breeding o... View more info

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Playing The Races A Guide to the American Tracks. A guide to Intelligent Betting

By: Dowst, Robert Saunders and Craig, Jay

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1945

Seller Id: 46744

Condition: Very Good


Ninth printing hardcover 1945 in light orange boards with black titles. Watermarked along lower edges of boards, text lightly affected, mostly in the rear of the book. Tips bumped but not rubbed. 183 pp text is tight and watermarked near end of book. No musty smells, good solid working copy. Chapters include: Intro/ Tracks and Post-Positions/ Distance of Races; Sprints and Routes/ The Time-Factor/ Types of Races/ Classes of Horses/ Age of Horses and the Weight-Scale/ Betting with Bookmakers/ Mutuel Betting/ Result-Charts/ Past Performance Charts/ Jockeys/ A Method of Handicapping/ Sane Bett... View more info

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The Most Glorious Crown - The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Secretariat

By: Drager, Marvin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Winchester Press: 1975

Seller Id: 38993

ISBN: 0876911599

Condition: Near Fine


Slate blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine; negligible rubbing on extremities. Unclipped dj pictorial front and rear panels, 1/2 in. x 1/4 in. chip on lower front edge, 1-1/4 in. closed tear on upper gutter. Shows well in new mylar. 216 pp. of clean & crisp text with the most complete collection of photographs of the Triple Crown champions ever assembled in a single book. Includes bibliographical references, glossary and index. The Most Glorious Crown is the indisputable work on the entire history of the rarest of horse racing events, detailing each of the 9 Triple Crown champion... View more info

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The Race for the Triple Crown Horses, High Stakes & Eternal Hope

By: Drape, Joe

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Grove Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45868

ISBN: 0802138853

Condition: Near Fine


First edition paperback in glossy illustrated covers with only a marginal bump to upper tip. 261 pages of tight & bright text with no writing, tears, soil or blemishes. $14.00 price sticker on rear cover. In crisp elegant prose, New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape captures his subjects and their sport, taking readers behind the scenes and telling the stories that make the sport of kings endlessly fascinating. The Race for the Triple Crown is an absorbing read and should not be missed. It is a sparkling kaleidoscope of people and horses told at a pace that drives us to the finish line. View more info

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Montpelier The Recollections of Marion DuPont Scott as Told to Gerald Strine

By: DuPont Scott, Marion

Price: $127.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45791

ISBN: 068414798X

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition in oatmeal colored linen boards with paste-on art in gilt border of the DuPont racing silks on frt board. Boards bright and clean, only a trace of soil on foot of boards, tips sharp, spine ends barely bumped. Micro 'ding' on foot of rear board, Internally as new without names, tears or soil. 219 pp. Color photo dj has no damage, displays beautifully in new mylar. NOT ex-library. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w photos throughout. Collectible and much sought volume. A very readable memoir, well written and lively. Recounts Marion's days as a child in England and spans a... View more info

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Stable Girl Working for the Family SIGNED

By: Easton, Patricia Harrison

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 11239

ISBN: 0152783407

Condition: Very Good +


Tight and bright with two bits of clear tape on inner hinges, no split paper, but there nonetheless. Dedicated by author on title page "For the children of Mellon Elementary School, Best wishes, Patricia H. Easton 7/11/91. Landscape format, 48 pp. Portrays a day in the life of Danielle, who works in her family's racing stable and helps in the family business of training racehorses. View more info

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Native Dancer The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age

By: Eisenberg, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33059

ISBN: 0446530700

Condition: Near Fine


Two first edition hardcovers available. One is inscription and former owner names/markings free but has a one inch long x indentation on frt board and two micro soil dots on frt board, the other one with former owner's ink-less embossed medallion imprint on blank end papers. I'll sell the first described book to the first buyer if they want only one copy. Once that is sold, this description will reflect the condition of the ink-less embossed seal. 288 page text as new. Reproduction dj looks fab in new mylar. In the early 1950s, a rising star flickered across millions of black-and-white T... View more info

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Fan's Guide To Harness Racing

By: Emerson, Elliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Greenberg: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31114

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant 1st edition in red cloth with sharp tips and spine ends. Glue residue on frt pastedown from removed bookplate. Price clipped dj with lightly sunned spine shows chipping at spine ends and rubbing at tips but displays well with b/w photo image of three racing trotters abreast. 200 pg reference tells what to look for when you bet, differences between trotters and pacers, terms, equipment, performance charts, driver ratings, records, breeding, history, owners, trainers, stakes, futurities, early closers etc. View more info

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American Race Horses 1957 An Annual Review of The Breeding and the Performances of the Outstanding Thoroughbreds of the Year in Flat Racing and Steeplechasing

By: Estes, Joe; et al

Price: $38.00

Publisher: KY, American Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Inc.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45016

Condition: Very Good +


Rust cloth with bumped tips and few light white smudges on foot of frt and rear covers, no marks on back strip, gilt titles bright. 326 pp. Hinges fine, no former owners marks, soil or tears inside. View more info

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Big Bum. The Story of Bret Hanover

By: Evans, Donald P.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Arco: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43872

ISBN: 0668027517

Condition: Good


1st edition, 3rd printing hardcover in green cloth with red title spine shows rubbed tips and spine ends. 220 pp. Crossed out name on fep. 1st An account of the harness racing career of driver Frank Ervin and his favorite 1960s champion horse Bret Hanover, known as Big Bum. View more info

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Point-to-Point

By: Farrell, M.J.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar & Rinehart: 1933

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 37695

Condition: Good


Green cloth covered boards are cocked and discolored. 280 pp tight w/some marginal soil on a few early leaves. otherwise pages have no tears and are all present. A wonderful story of Irish hunting and racing by Molly Keane, pseudonym M.J. Farrell who also penned Red Letter Days illust by "Snaffles" under the same name. Period chapter book with the following chapters: Pullinstown/ The Villany of Mr. Fox/ The Chase/ Ladies of Templeshambo/ Prime Rogues/ Stranger/ I Praise Not. View more info

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Fair Exchange Recollections of a Life with Horses

By: Finney, Humphrey S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, J.A. Allen & Company: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37683

ISBN: 0851312144

Condition: Fine


Very nice black hardcover with gilt lettering has some color loss along upper edge. Price clipped dust jacket has a bit of curling along bottom edge remainder shows well. 175 pp text with no writing or tears. 'During his lifetime, Finney has been associated with many of the most celebrated names in racing, and has handled sales of some of the world's greatest racehorses. In this book he recalls, in a lively and lighthearted way, the people and the horses he has known. View more info