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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

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Lord Buff and the Silver Star

By: Chamberlain, George Agnew

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: R46399

Condition: Very Good


Very nice copy in black hardcover boards with color loss at bumped spine ends and tips. Not a former library copy. Light age-toning at hinge papers and around periphery of both paste-downs. 117 pp text is crisp and unnarked. Unclipped dj shows wear at tips, 1/2" x 1/2" chip at lower board tip, same size one at head of spine/frt panel corner, and an open crack on same corner midway on backstrip. Both dj flaps and solid cream rear panel are age-toned. Collectible story of a boy, a horse, a girl and a dog. Throw in a "spite fence" and a trotting horse race and you will find... 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 Sports Library Riding, Driving and Kindred Sports

By: Dale, T. F.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44351

Condition: Good +


Not ex-lib. Solid reading copy in light green cloth with brn titles, cloth frayed at tips and spine ends, lifting from boards a bit, Well protected in clear mylar sleeve. Rear hinge paper cracked, frt fine, page block holding tight. 207 pp. Tissue-guarded frontis present. In a series intended as a kind of "cheap Badminton Library" for younger, less affluent sportsmen of the coming 20th century. The "kindred sports" are polo, hog- and jackal-hunting, and horse racing. With a chapter on riding and hunting for women. View more info

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The Good Luck Colt

By: Eames, Genevieve Torrey; Illust by Paul Brown

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Julian Messner: 1966

Seller Id: R46586

Condition: Very Good


Third printing of the first edition hardcover in color illustrated, white background paper covered boards with a sticker pull near but not affecting the title on frt board. White background sort of yellowed. Rear board has a list of other offerings Spine ends bumped, 3 tips still sharp. 191 pp text is browned but not brittle. No names, tears or soil in the text. Not exlib. Martin takes care of an orphaned colt and plans to train him as a trotter, but his dad, who is busy with his own trotter, wants to train the unregistered colt as a saddle horse. View more info

The Good Luck Colt

By: Eames, Genevieve Torrey; Illust by Paul Brown

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Julian Messner: 1966

Seller Id: R45686

Condition: Very Good


Third printing of the first edition hardcover in color illustrated, white background paper covered boards with a sticker pull near but not affecting the title on frt board. White background sort of yellowed. Rear board has a list of other offerings Spine ends bumped, 3 tips still sharp. 191 pp text is browned but not brittle. No names, tears or soil in the text. Not exlib. Martin takes care of an orphaned colt and plans to train him as a trotter, but his dad, who is busy with his own trotter, wants to train the unregistered colt as a saddle horse. View more info

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Stable Girl Working for the Family SIGNED

By: Easton, Patricia Harrison

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 11239

ISBN: 0152783407

Condition: Very Good +


Tight and bright with two bits of clear tape on inner hinges, no split paper, but there nonetheless. Dedicated by author on title page "For the children of Mellon Elementary School, Best wishes, Patricia H. Easton 7/11/91. Landscape format, 48 pp. Portrays a day in the life of Danielle, who works in her family's racing stable and helps in the family business of training racehorses. View more info

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Fan's Guide To Harness Racing

By: Emerson, Elliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Greenberg: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31114

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant 1st edition in red cloth with sharp tips and spine ends. Glue residue on frt pastedown from removed bookplate. Price clipped dj with lightly sunned spine shows chipping at spine ends and rubbing at tips but displays well with b/w photo image of three racing trotters abreast. 200 pg reference tells what to look for when you bet, differences between trotters and pacers, terms, equipment, performance charts, driver ratings, records, breeding, history, owners, trainers, stakes, futurities, early closers etc. View more info

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Big Bum. The Story of Bret Hanover

By: Evans, Donald P.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Arco: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43872

ISBN: 0668027517

Condition: Good


1st edition, 3rd printing hardcover in green cloth with red title spine shows rubbed tips and spine ends. 220 pp. Crossed out name on fep. 1st An account of the harness racing career of driver Frank Ervin and his favorite 1960s champion horse Bret Hanover, known as Big Bum. View more info

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The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt

By: Farley, Walter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46329

ISBN: 0394806107

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in bright, clean turquoise cloth boards with white title and black running horse and author name on backstrip. Tips sharp, spine ends bumped. Former owner name and small sticker pull on cream front end paper, 248 pp text is fine. Book displays well in professionally reproduced color illust dj in new mylar showing light rubs at tips. On the eve of the world-famous Hambletonian harness race at Goshen, NY, Alec Ramsay turned away from the close scrutiny of his old friend, Henry Dailey. Alec was sick with worry and fear. He and Bonfire, the second son of the Black Stall... View more info

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Born to Trot

By: Henry, Marguerite

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Rand McNally: 1953

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 33232

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing exlib hardcover in lightly soiled yellow boards. All pages and pocket present. Light finger soil on some margins. Solid copy in prof reproduced dust wrapper with light edgewear, traces of a sticker pull on frt cover upper corner but displays very well in new mylar. A story about a boy, Gibson White, and his horse, Rosalind, a Standardbred trotting horse. View more info

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The Hambletonian 1926-1975

By: Huff, Fred Editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hayes Fair Acres Inc.: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34872

Condition: Good


Colorful 1st edition hardcover boards show surface wear and rubbed extremities. Internally as new. 184 pp. A commemorative publication recognizing the 50th Hambletonian, a famous harness horse race. Loaded with vintage adverts, and horse news of the day including front pages from The Horseman and Fair World magazine. View more info

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Heroes, Horses & High Society Aiken from 1540

By: Lawrence Kay

Price: $35.00

Publisher: SC, Privately Printed: 1982

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller Id: 37702

Condition: Near Fine


Tight, bright, unmarked 4th printing hardcover in moderately worn, unclipped dj in mylar. 151 pgs. Small chip at foot of dj frt panel few small chips and rubbing at extremities, book itself is lovely. The illustrated history Aiken from the famous Wilcox Inn, it's famous visitors including Winston Churchill and his wife, , Count and Countess Bernadette of Sweden, Irene Castle, Elizabeth Arden, Fred Astair and Grace Moore. Winter Residents at the resort have included Vanderbilts, William K and Harold, Grandsons of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, Evelyn Walsh McLean of "Hope Diamond" fame... View more info

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Driving the Light Horse Training for Pleasure and Compeition

By: Roth, Charlene

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Arco Publishing Co.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34154

ISBN: 0668056525

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover book shows light rubs at very tips, former owner's embossed seal on fep. No writing, tears or soil. DJ in new mylar slightly rubbed at upper fore-edges, else complete and displays well w/photo of driving pair in a lovely four wheeled cart in front of grand mansion. Includes: The Horse/ Basic Equipment/ Elementary Training/ The Driver/ Pleasure Driving/ The Breed Ring/ Antique Carriage Competition/ Combined Driving/ Harness Racing/ Coaching, Parades, State Occasions/ Appendices: 1. Suggested Reading 2. Breed Registries 3. International and National Driving Organizations... View more info

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On The Box Seat A Manual Of Driving

By: Ryder, Tom

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NJ, Swiveltrees: 1983

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller Id: 46346

Condition: Fine


Gift quality paperback in color photo illustrated glossy card covers showing no wear, no creases, no faults. 180 pp text is crisp, clean and loaded with b/w photography and line drawings on glossy stock. Author, Tom Ryder was editor of The Carriage Journal for fifteen years. Chapters include: Index/ Schooling the Horse to Harness/ Single Harness, A Description of the Parts and Their Uses/ Driving in Single Harness/ Double Harness/ Four-in-Hand, with Notes on the Unicorn, Six-in-Hand and Five-in-Hand/ Handling the Reins/ Tandem Driving/ The Whip and Its Use/ Correct Appointments/ ... View more info

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The Horse With A One Track Mind

By: Stanley, Jean

Price: $65.00

Publisher: PA, The Westminster Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40600

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in Original dj. Rare trotting horse story. Tight bright former library copy with fep removed, pocket present in rear. 160 p. Rust cloth boards with black titles display well. Color illust original dj in mylar shows chips, sunned spine and some discoloration on cream background rear panel but displays OK. The story of Dixie, a trotting horse from Oklahoma who wasn't very successful at the track and her orphaned hired hand who worked with her. View more info

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The Horse in Sport

By: Steinkraus, William C.; Stoneridge, M.A.; Foreword By H.R.H. Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Stewart, Tabori & Chang: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28208

ISBN: 1556700148

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in a fine dj in new mylar. A gorgeous and hefty book showing very light storage wear. Magnificent color photography, and detailed text. 272 pp. Through narrative, interview, and anecdote, Steinkraus explains the development of major equestrian events, and introduce us to the greatest events, venues here and abroad. Nine sports are covered in depth, and several others briefly. View more info

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The Accoutrements of the Riding Horse

By: Trew, Cecil G.; Foreword By Maj.-Den. Geoffrey Brooke C.B., D.S.O., M.C.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Seely Service & Co. Ltd.: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46989

Condition: Near Fine


1st Edition in rust paper covered boards with sharp tips and bumped (not rubbed) spine ends. One shallow 'ding' at head of rear board doesn't detract. Moderate age-toning on both endpps where the dj flaps weren't touching, but 160 pp text is crisp & clear. No names, tears or soil anywhere. Original, unclipped dj in new mylar with a chip at head of backstrip has taken half of the title but still displays well despite micro chips at tips and light age-toning on white portion of white/brown illustrated dj. In many ways this is a remarkable book, not only for the 267 exquisite drawings it c... View more info

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Long Live The Horse An Anthology

By: Walker, Stella A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Limited: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33053

Condition: Very Good


Very good red hardcover with gilt title on backstrip. Tips and spine ends sharp. Bookplate from Nat'l Sporting Library on frt pastedn. 156 pp text as new. No dj. Illust w/photos and drawings. A charming collection of poems, quotations, short letters and musings about the horse, it's history, it's lore and our love for him. View more info