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Image for Joe & Asbestos Sports Weekly Monday, June 25th 1945. Issue No. 613

Joe & Asbestos Sports Weekly Monday, June 25th 1945. Issue No. 613

By: Kling, Ken

Price: $75.00

Publisher: PA, Philadelphia Daily News: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40281

Condition: Very Good +


Exceedingly rare tri-fold pamphlet on pink paper, illust in black with drawing of cigar smoking, hatted chap holding a black gollywog sort of puppet (we think?). Orig price 25c Is entirely devoted to horse racing tips including Ken Kling's amazingly simple handicapping system, he names 13 different horses and gives a key to deciphering the code presented. Lower half of last page talks of Baseball's Who's Who and mentions Hank Greenberg and his return to baseball after his discharge from the US Army. Also metions five active National League players who are the only five to have hit over 100 hom... View more info

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Horse Tales

By: Lawrence Kay

Price: $28.00

Publisher: SC, Privately Printed: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 30568

Condition: Good


Glossy brown/cream covers show thoroughbred horse ridden by jockey. 164 pgs of Racing rememberances. Author's presentation copy, dedicated and signed on inside cover. Few pages loose and laid in. Tales behind the scenes at the training center in Aiken, SC. View more info

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The Kentucky Derby Diamond Jubilee Compiled Under the Auspices of Churchill Downs 1875-1949

By: Leach, Brownie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Dial Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32505

Condition: Near Fine


Collectible 1st edition in beige linen cloth with color artwork photo of the grandstands and trophy on frt board. Tips barely bumped and brushed but no major rubbing. Former owner's tasteful bookplate on illustrated front pastedown, text as new. Profusely illustrated with photos and charts including the history of Churchill Downs, the personalities involved, the champion horses and the fabulous fans. View more info

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Horse Crazy

By: Lilienthal, Jesse M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Julian Messner, Inc: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 44427

Condition: Good


Gift quality book in bright yellow hardcover boards with a rearing horse on front cover displays beautifully w/sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Faint soil at extrems from handling, some foxing on preliminaries. This is a reprint, published in 1941, the first year as the first printing. 256 pp. A collection of horse stories with a focus on racing. View more info

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How To Make Money Investing In Thoroughbreds

By: Lohman, Jack

Price: $12.00

Publisher: LA, C.C.S. Publishing Inc: 1979

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 25883

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing paperback with light surface and edge wear. No marks, highlighting, soil or tears within. 200 Fact-filled pages written by a professional horseman, simplifying sophisticated investment strategies into an easy to read and understand guide. You don't have to spend a fortune to be a part of the big time where YOUR horses' success stories can mean returns in the millions. View more info

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Speed and the Thoroughbred The Complete History Patrons' Edition

By: Mackay-Smith, Alexander

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Derrydale: 2000

Edition: First Limited Edition

Inscription: Patrons' Edition

Seller Id: 31573

ISBN: 1586670409

Condition: Very Good


Lovely copy with negligible light spot on head of spine. Front board slightly sprung, tips sharp, internally as new. One of only 62 copies of the The "Patron's Edition" with a tipped-in vellum sheet presenting this volume to Mr & Mrs. Charles C. Abeles. Not signed by Alex but probably written by him. 193 pp, Illustrated with paintings, prints and photographs of the breeders, stallions and mares who shaped the thoroughbred lines from the 1500's to the twentieth century. Foreword by John T. von Stade. Publisher's letter to the patron laid-in: "the Patron's Edition was offered onl... View more info

Image for The Colonial Quarter Race Horse SIGNED, LIMITED  America's First Breed of Horses,  America's Native Breed of Running Horses,  The World's Oldest Breed of Race Horsees,  Prive Source of Short Speed

The Colonial Quarter Race Horse SIGNED, LIMITED America's First Breed of Horses, America's Native Breed of Running Horses, The World's Oldest Breed of Race Horsees, Prive Source of Short Speed

By: Mackay-Smith, Alexander; Foreword by Robert Moorman Denhardt

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Middleburg, VA, Helen Klegberg Groves: 1983

Edition: 1st Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 45820

Condition: Fine


First limited edition signed by A. M-S. on Limitation page, Un-numbered volume limited to 1500 copies. Splendid offering in red pebbled leather with bright gilt titles, sharp tips and spine ends. No other markings inside, no names, tears or soil. 328 pp text is profusely illustrated with reproduction plates, line drawings, engravings and charts. Dedicated to Robert J. Kleberg and to his wife, Helen Klegberg Groves, and Helen's name is on the copyright page, privately published by her and printed at Whittet & Shepperson, Rochmond, VA. Unclipped dust jacket, illustrated by Sam Savitt, shows... View more info

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Horse and Hound Hunter Chasers and Point-to-Pointers 1982

By: Mackenzie, Iain; Phillips, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, IPS Magazines Ltd.: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 11661

ISBN: 0850377528

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in blue boards w/gilt title spine look fab. Light surface rubs to dj, no tears, now in new mylar & displays well. 560 pp, 32 pp b/w plates, index. Form book covering 3264 horses which competed in Hunter races in 1981, handicap marks for 1800 horses that had form in 1981 & full results of the 1981 P2P & Hunter Chase season. View more info

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Right Royal

By: Masefield, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 12595

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition olive green quarter bound cloth over green boards with lightly bumped ends, corners still sharp. 145 pp text tight and bright w/former owner's name on half title pg and mapped end pps. DJ in new mylar is a professionally reproduced copy, price clipped and shows loss at foot of spine but still looks VG. A poem of a steeplechase, the horse is the hero. View more info

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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 Glorious Farewell/ 1941-Beyond: The Legend Lives/ Past Performances/ Race Charts/ Photo Credits/ About the Editor. 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 1800s, infusing the story with historical detail including the first running of the Kentucky Derby. 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 (1968-1985)/ Horses and Trainers/ Jockeys/ Conclusion. Notes, Bibliography, Index. 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 history of this famous steeplechase from 1922 through 1987. Profusely illustrated with plates by Cassidy, b/w photographs, sm... 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, Chapter I: The Birth and Legacy in Steeplechasing; Chapter II: The Early Years 1922-1929/ Chapter III: Through the Great Depressio... 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