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Ainslie's Complete Guide to Harness Racing

By: Ainslie, Tom

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1970

Seller Id: 216

ISBN: 0671270656

Condition: Very Good


480 pages. Very Good 6th printing hardcover in tan paper boards with cloth back strip. Slight rubs to corners, light surface wear on boards, small black remainder mark on foot of page block, else crisp and bright. A must have reference for any racing enthusiast including flat race fans, steeplechase folks as well as harness racing fanatics. Includes: Preface: A Game of Prediction / Arming the Handicapper / Know Your Track / The Arithmetic of Winning / The Breeding Factor / Standardbred Conformation / The Beatable Race / The Time Factor / The Class Factor / The Fitness Factor / The Post-Posit... View more info

Theory and Practice of Handicapping

By: Ainslie, Tom

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Trident Press: 1970

Seller Id: 45996

ISBN: 0671270486

Condition: Very Good


Probable first as no other dates. Hardcover in blue paper covered boards quarterbound with grey cloth spine. Corners bumped, some splotchyness on frt pastedown. Not exlib, no names, tears or soil in the 126 pp text. Unclipped dj is lightly sunned at head of frt panel/spine with small repaired tear to head of spine and a micro chip at foot. Displays well in new mylar. A complete reference on winning at the track. View more info

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Over The Sticks. The Sport of National Hunt Racing

By: Ayres, Michael; and Gary Newbon. Foreword by Lord Wigg

Price: $10.00

Publisher: England, Great Albion Books: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 29043

ISBN: 0715353918

Condition: Fine


Near fine/near fine dj. 216 pp text as new save for light curl to top of front dj panel. DJ not price clipped. Green hardcover boards straight and sharp. Includes a directory of National Hunt Organizations, a list of winners of major races, a chart of official scale of weight-for-age in rear. An exhaustive work on the sport of steeplechasing. After tracing the stormy history of steeplechasing from the first race over jumps - a three-horse event in Leicestershire in 1792 - to its gradual development into the spectacular attraction that it is today, the book takes the reader behind the scenes at... View more info

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Off To The Races. Horse Sense and Track Logic SIGNED

By: Blanche, Ernest E.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 22880

Condition: Fine


Presentation copy signed by author on fep: To Mary Farris with kindest remembrances of our pleasant association in the Battle of the Pentagon. Ernest E. Blanche. First edition hardcover in red cloth lightly bumped at spine ends, corners still sharp. Professionally reproduced photo illustrated dj in new mylar displays beautifully with negligible wear at tips. 201 pp. Present-Day Racing/ Types of Races/ Kinds of Horses/ Breeding Thoroughbreds/ The Race Track/ Starting and Finishing/ The Jockey - "Monkey on a Stick"/ The Fundamentals of Betting/ Racing Information and Tip Sheets/ Way... View more info

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Flat-Racing Since 1900

By: Bland, Ernest: Editor; Foreword by The Earl Of Rosebery, K.T.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Dakers Ltd.: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 47078

Condition: Near Fine


First edition very attractive gift quality hardcover in pine green cloth covered boards with bright gilt titles. Tips and spine ends still sharp. Tiny ink initials under the front dj flap, two dates on fep, no other marks, no soil or tears in the 339 pp text that has a further 17 page section of results of fifty years' Classic Races, winners and their stats. Full color, unclipped dj is a professional reproduction that has a 1/4" closed tear at the head of the rear gutter, spine a bit darkened on backstrp and a hint of light surface soil on the white background rear panel that shows a fu... View more info

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Training Thoroughbred Horses

By: Burch, Preston M.; with Alex Bower

Price: $20.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood-Horse, Inc: 1973

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller Id: 22120

Condition: Very Good


Solid 3rd printing hardcover in discolored taupe/green cloth boards w/black titles. Tips and spine ends sharp, illustrated endpapers, tasteful color bookplate from former owner on verso fep. 130 pp text clean. Includes: Foreword/ The Author/ Selection of Racing Material/ Breaking Yearlings/ Training 2-Year-Olds/ 3-Year-Olds and Older Horses/ Mud Horses, Grass Horses and Steeplechasers, The Condition Book/ Stable Management/ Feeding/ Care of the Feet/ Minor Injuries/ Miscellaneous Ailments/ Racing Strategy/ Owner-Trainer Relationships. View more info

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Betting Horses To Win

By: Conklin, Les

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Bell Publishing Co.: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 25886

Condition: Fine


Green boards lightly bumped at spine ends, faint foxing on endpprs, gold former owners 'mark of approval' sticker on front end paper, remainder appears unread. 183 pp plus list of major US tracks and list of general rules for all horses in rear. Action racing photo DJ in new mylar shows light surface wear and two small chips on cover, two closed tears and bits of loss on rear cover, displays very well nonetheless. What the race-goer wants is a simple, successfully tested system of handicapping. This is what Les Conklin is presenting here after twenty-five years of research by himself and his... View more info

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Horse-Racing The Breeding of Thoroughbreds and a Short History of the English Turf

By: Craig, Dennis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1963

Edition: Third Revised Enlarged Edition

Seller Id: 31927

ISBN: 0851310869

Condition: Fine


Brilliant copy in red hardcover boards with sharp tips and spine ends, light brushes to tips of clean, white background, unclipped dj with b/w reproduction of 'Bay Middleton and Barbelle at the Stud', by J.F. Herring Sr. displays beautifully in new mylar sleeve. Collectible copy with original printed receipt from J. A. Allen laid in, dated Oct 11, 1965. 192 pp. Dennis Craig has given a complete, popular guide to horse breeding and racing which can serve both as a general reference book for the expert and as a simple textbook for the novice. Considered a classic by leading authorities of the Tu... View more info

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The Guiness Guide to Steeplechasing

By: Cranham, Gerry; Pitman, Richard; Oaksey, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: England, Guiness Superlatives Limited: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41234

ISBN: 0900424745

Condition: Near Fine


A photo illustrated look into the world of steeplechasing. 240 pp hardcover, presumed first edition (no additional printings listed), a near fine copy showing negligible wear at tips in a like, unclipped dj in new mylar is slightly dull, white text is not like new, still nice. Filled with color and b/w. Excellent coffee table volume. 11.50 x 8.25" inches. View more info

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Betting on Myself Adventures of a Horseplayer and Publisher

By: Crist, Steven

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45870

ISBN: 097264010X

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in black/cream paper covered boards showing lightly bumped bottom tips. 228 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped dust wrapper with matching lightly bumped tips and foot of spine displays well in new mylar. A fast-paced read of a Manhattan newspaper reporter, jazz piano player, Harvard grad who took a whimsical trip to the local greyhound track and his life was never the same. Steven Crist today is chairman and publisher of the Daily Racing Form after a long and wild ride through the worlds of journalism, gambling, politics, and high finance. View more info

Harness Racing Vehicles

By: D'Amato, Michael P., Esq.; Susan Green

Price: $38.00

Publisher: PA, Susan's Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45077

ISBN: 0979701309

Condition: New


First edition, first printing hardcover in illustrated glossy boards. 202 pp profusely illustrated in b/w with a few color plates and one fold out working draft of a sulky from 1885. The book begins with a chronology of two-wheeled vehicles followed by a brief summary of racing. Next is a section for four wheeled racing sulkies ending with a section devoted to "Road Riders" and "Speeding Wagons". Immensely researched, copiously illustrated and a delight to read. View more info

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Harness Racing Vehicles

By: D'Amato, Michael P., Esq.; Susan Green

Price: $35.00

Publisher: PA, Susan's Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46349

ISBN: 0979701309

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality book in color illustrated glossy hardcover boards showing a few super light scratches from storage. 202 pp profusely illustrated in b/w with a few color plates and one fold out working draft of a sulky from 1885. The book begins with a chronology of two-wheeled vehicles followed by a brief summary of harness racing. Next is a section for four wheeled racing sulkies ending with a section devoted to "Road Riders" and "Speeding Wagons". Immensely researched, copiously illustrated and a delight to read. A perfect gift for the horse lover who has it all. View more info

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The Racehorse in Training

By: Day, William and Alfred J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co. Ltd: 1925

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 33620

Condition: Good


Boards tips bumped and lightly rubbed. Backstrip slightly sunned with bumped ends showing color loss but no major rubbing. Rear board watermarked but text is fine, tight and unmarked. 213 pp with 16 b/w full page plates. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Coventry. Original work published 1880. Much sought volume with the following chapters: The Training Stable/ Breakdown, Roaring, Etc./ Condition/ The Training Ground/ Hints on Purchasing/ Purchase of Yearlings/ Trials/ Jockeys/ The Race and it's Responsibilities/ Starting and Weights/ Professional Hardships/ The Racehorse as He Was and Is... View more info

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The Post and Paddock with Recollectionms of George IV, Sam Chifney, Dick Christian and Other Turf and Racing Celebrities

By: Dixon, Henry Hall (The Druid)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Vinton & Co., Limited: 1912

Edition: Third Edition

Seller Id: 32015

Condition: Fair


Red leather boards with backstrip missing, 372 pg text tight and unmarked with occasional light foxing. Two taped closed tears, one chip from carelessly opened page. Offered as a bookbinding candidate. One of seven volumes in the "Druid Sporting Library". Reminiscences of horse racing and foxhunting in England. Chapters include: Turf History/ Trainers and Jockeys/ The Betting Ring/ Mr. Kirby and the Foreigners/ Newmarket in the Olden Time/ Sam Chifney/ George IV/ Lord Darlington and Mr. Thornhill/ Priam and Zinganer/ Cardsellers, Touts, and Augurs/ Blood Sires/ Blood Mares/ Breeding o... View more info

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Playing The Races A Guide to the American Tracks. A guide to Intelligent Betting

By: Dowst, Robert Saunders and Craig, Jay

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1945

Seller Id: 46744

Condition: Very Good


Ninth printing hardcover 1945 in light orange boards with black titles. Watermarked along lower edges of boards, text lightly affected, mostly in the rear of the book. Tips bumped but not rubbed. 183 pp text is tight and watermarked near end of book. No musty smells, good solid working copy. Chapters include: Intro/ Tracks and Post-Positions/ Distance of Races; Sprints and Routes/ The Time-Factor/ Types of Races/ Classes of Horses/ Age of Horses and the Weight-Scale/ Betting with Bookmakers/ Mutuel Betting/ Result-Charts/ Past Performance Charts/ Jockeys/ A Method of Handicapping/ Sane Bett... View more info

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The History of The Lady Dudley Challenge Cup 1897-1977

By: Foulds, Jervis; Foreword By Ruth Rushton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43967

ISBN: 0851312942

Condition: Fine


Book and text in fine condition with negligible color loss at one lower tip from storage. Glossy red background tips and spine ends sharp. First Edition, First printing. Clearly a gift quality volume, crisp and unmarked. 176 pp. Profusely illust w/b/w photos and line drawings of course diagrams and maps. Chapters include: Foreword/ Abbreviations/ Introduction/ How it all Started/ The Races, from 1897-1914/ Strictly Worcestershire/ The Races, from 1920 to 1039/ The First Years after the War/ The Races, from 1946 to 1977/ The Maps/ Appendices: Minstrel Boy : O'dell ; The Lucy Jones-John Dani... View more info

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How To Make Money Betting - Or, At Least, How Not To Lose Much! SIGNED

By: Francome, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: England, John Francome Enterprises:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 36642

Condition: Fine


1st edition. White background illustrated glossy paperback covers show negligible wear at tips, text is clean. SIGNED by John Francome next to his photo on inside cover. No date or ISBN. Circa 1980's? Filled with b/w line drawings captioned with funny, or dumb, tongue-in-cheek thoughts about the problems and pitfalls of living by the tote board. View more info

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A Better Bet

By: George, Frank

Price: $28.00

Publisher: England, Privately Printed:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 26395

Condition: Very Good


Very good first edition paperback with one light grease spot and outline of now gone price tag on front cover and light surface soil on rear cover. 96 pp text is crisp, clean and unmarked. Undated, circa 1970. The skill and expertise of an English professor of Cybernetics is brought to bear on the complex problems inherent in betting to win, on horses, and three casino games. View more info

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Churchill Downs 100th Kentucky Derby First Centennial Compiled under the Auspices of Churchill Downs 1875-1975

By: Gorham, Bob Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: KY, Churchill Downs: 1973

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 39558

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp copy in illustrated card covers with center cover illustration of centennial trophy cup, upper tips lightly bumped, light surface soil to white background covers. Dedication plate to the National Sporting Library on fep (although NOT a former library copy, no marks anywhere), else fine without tears or soil. Loaded with fabulous photos throughout including early advertising art of the day. 247 pp. Foreword/ History of Churchill Downs/ The Press on the Kentucky Derby/ Joe Hirsch, Fred Russell, Red Smith, Nelson Fisher, John Carmichael/ The Derbies, No. 1 through No. 49/ The Derby in C... View more info

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The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes Racing and Steeple-Chasing

By: His Grace the Duke of Beaufort; Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire and W.G. Craven; The Hon F. Lawley; Coventry, Arthur; Watson, Alfred E.T.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1887

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 33049

Condition: Good


Bumped and rubbed extremities, spine slightly cocked, lovely illust endpps show heavy foxing and tasteful bookplate from the County Club of Brookline, Mass on frt pastedown. Tissue guarded frontis shows foxing, color plate itself only faintly foxed, tissue more so. 419 pp text tight with occasional foxing throughout. A foundation work on the subject, includes: RACING: History of Horse Racing, Horses of Ancient Britain, The Progress of the Sport, History of the Jockey Club, Racing Officials, Newmarket, Racing in the "Provinces", Racing Servants, Breeding, Treatment of Yearlings, Early... View more info