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American Race Horses 1963 with Additional Material Laid In

By: Burroughs, Raleigh S., Review of Performances; Stone, Charles H., Editor

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association, Inc.: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 33050

Condition: Fair


First edition rust cloth hardcover reading copy with 1/2 inch split at head of front board gutter, rubbed and glued cloth at head of back strip, cloth at foot of rear gutter split 3". Finger soiled end papers. Tips rubbed with boards showing. Former owner's name on fep. Serviceable reading copy, not pretty but all there. 124 pp profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Laid in are three news clippings featuring Hirch Jacobs, his favorite owner and a few of their wins. Also included is a letter to the former owner, Stuart Hyatt, former Middleburg, VA and NY racing enthusiast from Edward A. ... View more info

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Horses And Courses A Pictorial History of Racing

By: Hedges, David; Foreword By John Hislop

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31462

ISBN: 0670379530

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in olive cloth with black titles. Former owner's colorful and lengthy gift dedication on fep. Small faint watermark on last blank page. Unclipped dj in new mylar shows negligible wear at tips, displays beautifully. 220 pp of b/w and color photos and illustrations. David Hedges, a racing correspondent well known on every racecourse on the five continents tells of the courses and the famous horses and jockeys who have won famous victories on them throughout the world. Here is the charm of Longchamp: the glory of Arkle, the magic of Royal Ascot; the Epson Derby and Leste... 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 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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Saratoga Saga of an Impious Era

By: Waller, George

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NJ, Prentice-Hall: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41490

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in faded blue cloth, HUGE volume, heavy page block shaken but not loose, inner hinges fine. Professionally reproduced dj from the Bonanza published edition displays well in new mylar. Gift dedication on fep, 392 pp. Exhaustive compendium of the track, the town and the times. View more info