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Image for Register Of Thoroughbred Stallions 1925 Vol VII

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

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Racing Without Tears

By: Ramsden, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22954

Condition: Fine


92 pp with a forward by Lord Willoughby de Broke; Drawings by Margaret Steen. Red covers with silver title on spine, Dust jacket is a professional reproduction. Great quiz type book which provides a glossary for those whose vocabulary is unequal to their enthusiasm for Racing. View more info

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Account Overdue SIGNED

By: Rawnsley, Douglas

Price: $17.00

Publisher: J. M. Perth Publishing Inc.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 9565

ISBN: 0960654607

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover book in grey cloth with gold title spine look fabulous, sharp tips and spine ends. Signed on title page. Dj in new mylar with two closed tears and light edge wear. 179 pp. This fast-paced novel is set in the "backstretch" - behind the scenes in the world of thoroughbred racing. The old vet was too cynical to expect any favors from life. He was also too crusty to end it himself. His suicide didn't make sense. At least not to his young ... View more info

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Crown Jewels of Thoroughbred Racing

By: Reeves, Richard Stone

Price: $28.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood-Horse, Inc: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37312

ISBN: 0939049902

Condition: Fine


Beautiful gilt lettering on red leatherette boards. Glossy pages are unmarked and in fantastic condition. The Jacket is in excellent condition with a new mylar cover. 192 pages. This book contains beautiful portraits of champions in the exotic settings of 24 racecourses around the world. In addition, 21 world-class turf writers paint word portraits of the racecourses they love. Mr. Reeves adds his comments for each of the paintings. View more info

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Are Your Horses Trying?

By: Rickaby, Fred

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, J.A. Allen & Company: 1969

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 38796

Condition: Very Good


Brown hardcover with gilt lettering has been bumped on upper tips but not rubbed through no boards are showing. Unclipped color illustrated dj is a professional reproduction with Silver Sound winning a horse race by a nose, his jockey riding bareback as the saddle has slipped and is still attached to the horse's barrel, further back, stirrups flying under the horse's rear legs. DJ shows color loss at tips but displays well in new mylar. 191 tight pages which are lightly ... View more info

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Michael Roberts A Champion's Story

By: Roberts, Michael & Tanner, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Headline: 1994

Edition: First Thus

Seller Id: 22939

ISBN: 0747208832

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely, crisp sharp copy, unclipped dj. Blue boards with gilt lettering. One negligible poke through dj and indentation on front board. 214 p. The story of a tiny Afrikaner 'farm boy' whose instinctive rapport with the racehorse has made him a household name in South Africa and as fine a sporting ambassador to the UK as Gary Player was to the golf course. View more info

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The History of Thoroughbred Racing in America

By: Robertson, William H. P.; Foreward By "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36548

ISBN: 0517002043

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in black cloth with sharp tips and bumped (not rubbed) spine ends. Moderate sun fade along extremities from curled head of dj, else fine w/tidy gift dedication on blank fep. Unclipped dj has closed tears and chips, still displays ok in new mylar sleeve. Huge tome with all pages tight and crisp. 621 pp exhaustive treatise on the history of the turf in America from the Colonial days through the Golden Years, to the gigantic business of the track throu... View more info

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The Paddock Book A Miscellany of the Turf

By: Rodrigo, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, MacDonald: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 22944

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Very light color loss to extremities. Internally clean and sound throughout. A collection of short pieces in prose and verse on horses and the turf, along with drawings and photographs - a great browse for followers of the track 6 x 9.5 inches. 255 pages. View more info

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Freedom's Rein The Autobiography of Shane Sellers SIGNED

By: Sellers, Shane; Psarreas, Tricia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 41139

ISBN: 0981604005

Condition: Fine


Signed by Shane Sellers on fep. 305 crisp unmarked pages. Unclipped glossy illust dj in new mylar displays beautifully. The untold story of deprivation, self-cannibalization, and deceptive manipulation in the Sport of Kings. View more info

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The History of Steeplechasing

By: Seth-Smith, Michael; Willett, Peter Mortimer, Roger; Lawrence, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 22931

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in green cloth with bright gilt titles looks fabulous. No writing, tears or soil within the 272 pp text. Spine ends lightly bumped, tips of boards still sharp. Well illustrated with b/w art reproductions and photographs. Dust wrapper is a professional reproduction that displays well and will keep this book in fine form. This new history of steeplechasing commemorates the Centenary of the National Hunt Committee, founded in 1866. Highlighted are ... View more info

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The Shoe Willie Shoemaker's Illustrated Book of Racing

By: Shoemaker, Willie; Smith, Dan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Rand McNally: 1977

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 28766

ISBN: 0528818457

Condition: Fine


This is THE book for racing fans! Huge and loaded with photos, Willie himself tells the story from the saddle. This book is in pristine condition, the dust wrapper shows a few light surface scratches, now in new mylar. . A perfect gift selection. Very clean brown faux leather boards with gold horseshoe and 4-leaf clover on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 2... View more info

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Ruff's Guide to the Turf and The Sporting Life Annual 1972

By: Simcocks, Julian

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, The Sporting Life: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28623

Condition: Near Fine


Tight bright green hardcover with bright gilt titles shows some 'mottling' of edges near bottom edge of front and rear boards, corners still sharp. Internally as new. DJ in new mylar shows negligible surface wear, displays beautifully. 463 pp with b/w photos. Tabulated racing facts, bloodstock details, coverage of English & Irish racing seasons, and profiles of champion owners, trainers & jockeys. Top flat race owner and horse of the year for 1971 are Paul Mellon and Mil... View more info

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Stakes and Major Handicap Winners and Their Dams SIGNED

By: Simpson, Grace

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Canada, Unknown: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 38105

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in dark forest green cloth with gold lettering has wear along spine, tips are lightly curled, foot of spine has color loss and spine is a touch wobbly otherwise shows well. FEP has 'To my friend A. A. Baldwin, Sincerely Grace Simpson written on it otherwise the 672 pages are crisp and without marks. View more info

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Newmarket The Home of Horse Racing

By: Slater, John O; Foreword By Peter Osborn

Price: $28.00

Publisher: UK, The Landmark Press: 1968

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 44529

Condition: Near Fine


Nice hardcover with negligible wear at tips of boards. A nostalgic tour in b/w photos, 80 pp. View more info

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A Community Of The Horse Stakes & Stakeholders SIGNED

By: Smart, Bruce

Price: $75.00

Publisher: VA, Lost Mountain Graphics: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 32377

ISBN: 0974542415

Condition: Fine


A brilliant 1st edition hardcover in navy cloth boards with bright gilt titles, sharp tips and spine ends, internally unread. Glossy, unclipped dj in new mylar has a 1/2" closed tear at foot of front flap fold, else as new. Signed: Bruce Smart on title page, not to anybody in particular. Perfect for gift giving. "A Community of the Horse: Stakes and Stakeholders picks up where Bruce's first book: A Community of the Horse: Partnerships left off. It continues th... View more info

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Horseracing

By: Steigleman, Walter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Prentice-Hall, Inc: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33038

Condition: Very Good +


Light blue cloth w/illustration of racing horse on frt board, blue titles on lightly dulled backstrip. Tiops fairly sharp showing very light rubs to cloth. Cloth at spine ends crimped. Name on age-toned fep, 279 pg text tight, crisp and unmarked. Interesting compilation on the turf including many subchapters but three main headings which are: Improving the Breed of Horses/ Improving the Breed of Bankrolls/ The Mare Heads Down the Stretch. View more info

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The Perfect Ride

By: Stevens, Gary; with Mervyn Kaufman; Foreword by Bill Shoemaker

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Citadel Press/ Kensington Publishing Corp.: 2003

Seller Id: 45869

ISBN: 0806524502

Condition: Very Good


First printing of the paperback edition published one year after the hardcover. Glossy illustrated card covers show light surface wear, tiny bit of curl to cover tips, 236 pp text tight and bright. View more info

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Racing Control

By: Stewart, Kenneth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28213

ISBN: 0851311970

Condition: Near Fine


Black 1st edition hardcover board tips still sharp, foxing on endpapers, gift dedication on fep. DJ in new mylar shows one taped tear on front panel, small closed tear on rear panel, displays well. Rare first edition. 100 pp plus appendix and charts. The author, Chairman of the Transvaal Board of Stipendiary Stewards and Chief Stipendiary Steward and Technical Adviser of the Jockey Club of South Africa, has had close on fifty years' experience of the administration of ra... View more info

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Gentlemen Up

By: Streett, William B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, The Derrydale Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44313

Condition: Near Fine


1st trade edition hardcover. Unclipped light green dj is a professional reproduction that displays well despite a 1 x 2 in chip covered with age-toned cello tape at head of frt panel near backstrip. Slightly tatty at extrems, 1/2 in open tear at foot of rear corner of backstrip and rear panel. Illust grass green cloth boards with dark green silhouette of horse jumping through a stirrup and bright gilt title on frt bd, bright gilt title on backstrip. Tips sharp showing co... View more info