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Right Royal

By: Masefield, John

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Co.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38786

Condition: Good


Black hardcover with gilt lettering is faded along spine otherwise shows well. Unclipped dj is professionally reproduced shows rubbing and loss at extremities, now in new mylar. 116 pp lightly foxed and slightly age-toned but have no tears or writing. One of John Masefield's most popular narrative poems. The rhyming story of a fabulous steeplechase horse. View more info

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The Triple Crown

By: May, Julian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: MN, Creative Education Society: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22957

ISBN: 0871915278

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover. Part of the sports classics series for children by Creative Education. Clean and bright ex-library copy with fep removed, pocket pulled, corners bumped with color loss but no boards worn through. 48 pg book on Thoroughbred racing discusses the nine horses that have won in a single year all three races comprising the Triple Crown Championship. The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. View more info

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Through The Pages Racing Daily Form America's Turf Athority 1894-1994 100th Anniversary SIGNED

By: McEvoy, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 44251

Condition: Near Fine


Fine condition 1st edition white background illustrated paperback covers. SIGNED by John McEvoy on title page: Best Wishes, John McEvoy". Light wear at tips, 101 heavy stock leaves crisp and unmarked. Foreword by McEvoy followed with single page stories with full page b/w illustrations at opposing page. Suitable for gift giving to any racing fan made even more desirable w/McEvoy's signature. View more info

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The Seabiscuit Story From the Pages of the Nation's Most Prominent Racing Magazine

By: McEvoy, John Editor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: KY, Eclipse Books/ Blood Horse: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28512

ISBN: 158150098X

Condition: As New


200 pgs. The amazing rags-to-riches story of 1930s hero Seabiscuit is chronicled in the pages of the country's most respected horse magazine. Using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit's life and racing career as reported in the pages of "The Blood-Horse magazine, The Seabiscuit Story tells the amazing rags-to-riches story of this 1930s horse racing phenomenon. Chapters: Introduction/ 1935-1936: Out of Obscurity/ 1937: Stardom/ 1938: A Match for the Ages/ 1939-1940: A Gl... View more info

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Show Me A Land

By: McMeekin, Clark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, D. Appleton-Century Co, Inc.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39562

Condition: Good


Tight copy in green cloth boards. Sunned, soiled and watermark on cover, 441 pp text lightly soiled on edge of page block but clean within. Gilt title on frt board dull but legible, spine discolored and sunned. Title Continues: Show me a land where men wants none o'horses an' I'll show ye a land where there ain't no men." Solid reading copy, nice fireside company for the horse racing enthusiast. An authentic account of rural life in Virginia and Kentucky circa 1800... View more info

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Own A Racehorse Without Spending a Fortune. Partnering In The Sport of Kings.

By: Metzel, Harold

Price: $5.00

Publisher: KY, Eclipse Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44200

ISBN: 1581501005

Condition: As New


Gift quality 1st US edition in unclipped mint condition dj in new mylar. 176 pp. Red paper over hardboards with gilt titles on backstrip. Owning a piece of a racehorse is the easiest, least expensive and safest way to participate in the Sport of Kings. The author offers a personal and practical primer on racehorse partnerships. View more info

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The Racing Commissioners' Manual A Reference Guide on the Administration of Thoroughbred Racing

By: Miller, William S., Executive Editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: KY, The National Asspciaton of State Racing Commissioners: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33057

Condition: Fine


1st edition black three ring black binder as published. Rare dj in new mylar shows negligible color loss at tips, spine is sunned (and legible), there are no chips. 401 pp. "Here is a bountiful harvest of useful and reliable information written in a lucid, straight-forward style, by men of acknowledged talent and achievement. View more info

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Hedges and Hurdles A Social & Economic History of National Hunt Racing

By: Munting, Roger

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28851

ISBN: 0851314244

Condition: Fine


Stunning copy, as new save for former owner's embossed seal on fep, light age-toning to some page edges but text is not brittle. DJ in mylar displays beautifully with view of Aylesbury Steeplechases reproduced from an engraving of the painting by F.C. Turner 1836. 172 pgs. Uncommon UK steeplechase history with chapters: Origins (to 1866)/ Organisation (1866-1814)/ The First World War and Beyond (1914-1939)/ Business and Betting (1939-1968)/ Structure and Control (1968-19... View more info

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The History and Origins of the Virginia Gold Cup SLIPCASED

By: Myzk, William; Edited By Raymond Woolfe

Price: $85.00

Publisher: VA, Piedmont Press: 1988

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller Id: 22363

ISBN: 0929129008

Condition: As New


New old stock. Limited to 700 volumes, this is an un-numbered copy. A hefty impressive tome, additional postage required. As new navy hardboard case with marbled framework and leather front panel with bright gilt steeplechaser and VA Gold Cup Emblem. Book has same emblem on front board, plus four raised bands on backstrip with bright gilt titles. All edges of page block gilt, gilt inner board tips, marbled end papers, ribbon marker. 314 glossy pp. Exhaustive photo ... View more info

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The History and Origins of the Virginia Gold Cup

By: Myzk, William; Edited By Raymond Woolfe

Price: $28.00

Publisher: VA., Piedmont Press: 1988

Edition: First Thus

Seller Id: 27617

ISBN: 0929129008

Condition: As New


New old stock. Limited to 1300 volumes, this is an un-numbered copy. A hefty impressive tome, additional postage required. As new pictorial dj in new mylar sleeve. Linen cloth boards 314 glossy pp. Exhaustive photo history of this famous steeplechase from 1922 through 1987. Profusely illustrated with plates by Cassidy, b/w photographs, smaller marginal drawings throughout. Chapters include: Portrait of the Gold Cup Winner/ Maps of the Virginia Gold Cup Courses, Chapt... View more info

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Rules of Racing

By: National Steeplechase and Hunt Association

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, National Steeplechase and Hunt Association: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33905

Condition: Very Good


Six ring green pebbled fabric limp cover binder shows slight wear from storage. Pages lightly rippled from past moisture exposure. Faint musty odor. 103 pp. Also contains a stapled copy of the Principal Rules and Requirements of the American Stud Book, The Jockey Club, 1975 tucked into a sleeve on inside cover. Undated c 1960? View more info

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Grand National

By: O'leary Con

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Salisbury Square: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22951

Condition: Very Good +


198 pgs, green cloth displays well, boards bumped but not rubbed, well illustrated factual book on this most famous of all steeplechases. Small ink name on inside cover, else tight and bright. View more info

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Grand National

By: O'Leary Con

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Salisbury Square: 1947

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 22952

Condition: Very Good +


198 pgs, green cloth displays well, boards bumped but not rubbed, well illustrated factual book on this most famous of all steeplechases. Some foxing on endpps. else tight and bright. Second edition revised to include the races through 1946 View more info

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This Was Racing

By: Palmer, Joe H.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46471

Condition: Very Good


Second printing of the first edition hardcover in orange & brown cloth covered boards with brown title has rubbing at fairly sharp tips, slight 'ding' on frt board fore-edge. Spine ends rubbed, broken through the cloth, sounds worse than it looks. Tidy former name on fep. Hinges fine. Professionally reproduced, unclipped dj has chips at spine ends, tips and gutters, but still displays well in new mylar. 270 pp text is crisp, bright and unmarked. Here are the best... View more info

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This Was Racing - Signed Numbered Slipcased 1st Edition

By: Palmer, Joe H.; Smith, Red Editor

Price: $250.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Artist & Editor

Seller Id: 46240

Condition: Near Fine


Collector quality, limited, numbered, double signed 1st edition, 1st printing leather-bound, slipcased volume of racing history. Limited to 1000 copies, of which 999 are for sale, this is #524 and is signed by both editor Red Smith as well as artist Willard Mullin on limitation page. They have not dedicated the book to anyone in particular, just their first/last names. Soft, brown, full leather binding smells and feels heavenly and has bright gilt spine title. Book s... View more info

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Pedigrees of Leading Winners 1981 - 1984

By: Pickering, Martin and Ross, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33041

ISBN: 0851314139

Condition: Fine


Brilliant 1st edition in bright red boards w/gilt titles. 194 pg text crisp and unmarked. Collectible and presentable for any horseman's library. View more info

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Pedigrees of Leading Winners 1960 - 1980

By: Pickering, Martin and Ross, Michael

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33042

ISBN: 0851313728

Condition: Very Good +


Sporting library book plate and small signature covered with white-out on frt pastedn. Tips bumped with upper tips lightly rubbed. Bright gilt titles on kelly green cloth boards. 198 pg text crisp and bright. View more info

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The Daily Racing Form American Racing Manual 2005 The Official Encyclopedia of Thoroughbred Racing

By: Prather, Paula Welch Editor

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32480

Condition: Near Fine


Massive volume showing negligible wear to navy leather boards with bright gilt titles. One micro soil spot on blank fep. Unclipped dj in new mylar a bit creased at spine ends. Exhaustive reference of TB racing in America. 1585 pp plus 609 pp of appendices. View more info

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Register Of Thoroughbred Stallions 1925 Vol VII

By: Prior, F.M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Sporting Life And Sportsman Office: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40525

Condition: Very Good


Title continues: Containing the tabulated pedigrees and racing performances of two hundred and eight sires at the Stud in Great Britain and Ireland. Together with an Appendix, giving shorter pedigrees of four hundred and eighty-four additional Stallions. Red cloth hardcover with bright gilt titles. Tips bumped and rubbed but not frayed. Small closed break in cloth on rear board fore-edge, gutters fine, hinges fine. 259 pp text bright, spine cracked in several places but ... View more info

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Goneaway's Race and Other Sporting Ballads for Recitation, Etc. (Including Three Dramatic Duologues)

By: Rae-Brown, Campbell

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Everett & Co.: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15900

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth pictorial cover with horse head and elaborate title. Front board slightly bowed and cloth splotchy at bottom. All text legible. Innards tight and browning. 48 pp. This very rare work includes: Gonaway's Race/ O'Hara's One-Eyed Filly (A Story of Kildare)/ The Last Chance/ The Race of the Red and Blue (Harvard and Cambridge, 1907)/ Very Much Mixed (A Comedy Sketch)/ Beyond A Joke (A Society Incident)/ The Scarlet Cap (A Dramatic Episode)/ The Call Of The Fish... View more info