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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 the exploration of the Virginia horse community, starting with breeding and flat racing, and using these to transition from the... 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 racing in a dozen countries, learning his racing first in Great Britain. He has contributed to numerous publications on a wide ... 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 color loss and very light rub on lower tips, spine ends bumped. Ours is the first trade edition, one of 850 copies of Gentlemen... View more info

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Horse Sense An Inside Look at the Sport of Kings

By: Sugar, Bert; Richardson, Cornell

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32515

ISBN: 0471445576

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition hardcover in near fine dj with a tiny spot on the upper edge of frt panel. 225 pp text crisp and unmarked. Bert Randolph Sugar is one of the most recognizable personalities in sports, with his trademark fedora and cigar, he is a fixture at race tracks and boxing matches. A former advertising executive at McCann-Erickson and J. Walter Thompson, Sugar left the world of advertising after a brawl with a fellow ad exec landed him in the pages of the NY Times and Advertising Age. Sugar became a sportswriter, and a damn good one at that. Bert was the editor of Ring Magazine and fou... View more info

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Racing For Keeneland SIGNED

By: Sutton, Elizabeth Henning

Price: $15.00

Publisher: VA, Thomasson-Grant: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37781

ISBN: 156566051X

Condition: Fine


1st edition. Author's presentation copy, signed on illust half title pp: "For Andrew, Thanks so much for coming! Beth H. Sutton 10-13-94". Grey paper covered boards with burg cloth spine and bright gilt titles. Photo illust glossy dj shows few light surface scratches from storage, else as new. Glossy 112 pp text fine. Profusely illust w/color photos. "When young David Jackson witnesses his uncle's filly win a crucial race, he begins to understand the pride and the hard work behind a family tradition of thoroughbred racing. He becomes caught up in the exciting atmosphere of tra... View more info

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Westward Whoa!

By: Thayer, Bert Clark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Clayton Spicer Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33921

Condition: Good


Blue cloth with red titles soiled and marked, corners bumped and quite rubbed. Solid reading copy, not pretty outside but all there and priced accordingly. Previous owner's name printed on upside-down book plate on front paste down. 80 pp text is tight and bright w/two 1/2" closed tears at foot of two pages. Undated, circa 1949. Internals are very good, profusely illustrated with more than 100 black & white photographs taken at California racetracks that illustrate the owning, breeding and competing of thoroughbreds in racings' heyday. The suits, the dresses, the hats, or the guys in ... View more info

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Thoroughbred Broodmare Records 1962

By: The Blood Horse

Price: $35.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood-Horse, Inc: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31940

Condition: Near Fine


Fine collectible copy with negligible color loss to extremities, tips not rubbed through cloth. Unmarked, no names, notes, tears or soil. First Edition. Top edge of page block in gilt. 1001 pp with 103 pg section: Sires of Broodmares and 167 pg index. Burgundy cloth covered boards lettered in gilt on the spine within a black title box. The 24th volume in the series. Acknowledgment of source material is made to Daily Racing Form.and to The Jockey Club". Errata section (following first main section); plus index at rear. View more info

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A Quarter-Century of American Racing and Breeding 1916 Through 1940 Silver Anniversary Edition Reprint

By: The Blood Horse; Paulick, Raymond S. Editor

Price: $38.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood-Horse, Inc:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 25224

Condition: Very Good


Silver hardcover leatherette boards with green lettering shows color loss at still sharp tips, internally fine with name on fep. 199 pp. Only 2,200 copies of the Silver Anniversary edition of The Blood-Horse were originally published. This reprint has additions to include all winners of American stakes races foaled from 1916 through 1940 and the selection dealing with stallions has been updated to include the entire stud record of each sire. View more info

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Names Currently Not Available in The American Stud Book

By: The Jockey Club Statistical Bureau

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, The Jockey Club: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36621

Condition: Very Good +


Tight, bright paperback with moderate handling/storage soil on white background covers. Watermark at head of spine and along very lower edge of covers, 464 pg text is clean and unmarked. View more info

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Steeplechasing The Lonsdale Library Volume XXXII

By: The Rt. Hon. Lord Willoughby De Broke Et Al

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Seely, Service & Co. Ltd: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44482

Condition: Near Fine


Stunning copy in gold cloth boards with bright gilt titles. 334 pgs, No names, tears or soil. Professionally reproduced color illust dj in new mylar displays beautifully. The definitive text, a must have for any complete sporting library. More than suitable for gift giving. Includes: The History of Steeplechasing, The Grand National, Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting, Soldiers in the Saddle, Point-to-Point Racing, The National Hunt Committee, Breeding of Steeplechasers, Breeding of Winners of the Grand National, Purchase of Steeplechasers, The Early Education of 'Chasers, Schooling over Fe... View more info

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Tote Investors' Who's Who in Racing

By: Tote Investors

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Tote Investors Ltd.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44457

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in beige cloth quite grubby. Vintage adverts in the first few pages, foxing on first and last few pp, internally pretty clean. 703 p. In producing Who's Who in Racing, Tote Investors, Ltd, have endeavored to provide a really up-to-date (as of 1939), and comprehensive reference book dealing with the social side of the sport. In addition to those racing and training on a big scale many smaller owners and trainers, as also club members, are brought to notice. Another feature is the section devoted to Studs which are approached from a new angle. The whole-hearted cooperation... View more info

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Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding The Story of The Sport and Background of the Horse Industry

By: Underwood, Tom R. Editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Coward-McCann: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29116

Condition: Very Good


Sharp straight copy in taupe linen cloth boards with blue titles and horse illustration on cover, spine slightly darkened but title legible. 245 pp, pictorial endpapers. A compilation of stories by various authors and trainers of the day. Chapters include: The Role of Racing by Tom R. Underwood/ Racing as a Sport by Robert F. Kelley/ Racing as a Business by Alexander M. Robb/ The Breeding Background by J. A. Estes/ The Horse Farms by Fred A Purner, Tom R. Underwood and Humphrey Finney/ The Yearling Sales by Nelson Dunstan/ Training the Horse by Joe H. Palmer/ Running of the Race by Neville Dun... View more info

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Fasig-Tipton Kentucky September Yearling Sales September 18,1989

By: Unknown

Price: $12.00

Publisher: KY, Fasig-Tipton: 1988

Seller Id: 18707

Condition: Very Good


Tight bright paperback with pictorial softcovers. Base of frt cover separated from spine for 1". Unpaginated, approx 250 pages of info on the yearlings, agents, index to sires & dams, index to consignors etc. Uncommon research volume for any race horse owner. View more info

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Virginia Mixed Sale Warrenton, VA Sat. Oct 7, 1972

By: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Publisher: VA, Virginia Sales Co: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37658

Condition: Near Fine


Off-white & green paperback has a small amount of yellowing from age otherwise shows well. Unpaginated text is bright & tight with no tears or soil. The many descriptions of horses for sale in the 1972 Mixed sale in Warrenton, VA at the Horse Show grounds. View more info

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The Kentucky Derby 1875-1986 112th Running May 3, 1986 Program

By: Unknown Author

Price: $10.00

Publisher: KY, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34875

Condition: Good


Solid copy in surface worn covers. 199 pp text tight and bright. Lists past wins, jockeys, and so much more. Not pretty but all there. View more info

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A Plea for Sanity in Thoroughbred Racing

By: Vickers, Captain Reginald J., M.C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: VA, Privately Printed: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27830

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely copy in beige boards with b/w photo of TB yearling on cover. Original onion skin sleeve present and in VG shape showing light foxing and only light wear at tips. Spine ends and board tips still sharp. Internally fine save for light finger soil on title page and light foxing on endpapers. 55 pgp. A plea to eliminate early training of horses so that they are not broken down at an early age. Includes: They Deserve Better Treatment, Early Days of a Thoroughbred, The Significance of Early Female Racing on Future Reproduction, Early Racing of Colts, The Incentive for Racing Immature Thorough... View more info