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A Touch of Greatness

By: Anderson, C. W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Co.: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45164

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first printing hardcover in sage green textured paper covered boards with black titles shows lightly bumped and brushed spine ends, tips still sharp. Landscape format book is longer than it is tall: 8.75 x 11 3/8", 96 pp ecru colored leaves are crisp and unmarked. Vintage, tiny 1 2/8" x 3/8" gold sticker on front pastedown says: Museum of Racing - Saratoga Springs on center of frt pastedown. Unclipped illustrated dust jacket is a professional reproduction and shows some color loss and small rubs at tips but displays well in new mylar. An important book for hors... View more info

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A Filly for Joan

By: Anderson, C.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Company: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46894

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in illustrated paper covered boards with white backgrounds, rust colored backstrip. Not exlib, Crisp, tight, bright, unmarked gift quality offering shows bumped spine ends, tips remain sharp. 105 page text is clean with superb full-page drawings done by "Andy" the author. A teen-aged girl's dream of having her own horse comes true. Joan watches her filly, Gallant Lady, grow into a well-mannered, high-headed racing mare. Bred from champions, raised with love and trained by the best, Gallant Lady lives up to her name and birthright in a "big race" endin... View more info

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Horses In The Glen

By: Baxter, Gillian

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Evans Brothers Limited: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46576

Condition: Fine


Gift quality hardcover in blue paper covered boards with gold spine title shows sharp tips and bumped (not rubbed) spine ends. Unclipped dj in mylar shows no chips, just some light rubbing at head of spine and head of rear panel, along with some light surface soil on white background rear panel that lists other titles by this author. Original, full color illustrated spine and front panel have wrap around art and show a hint of darkening in the sky area at top 1/3 of frt panel, but still displays beautifully in new mylar. Book is not an exlib. 192 pp text is crisp and unmarked save for ligh... View more info

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The World Atlas of Horse Racing

By: Bedford, Julian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Mallard Press: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 36660

Condition: Fine


Book in fine condition, unclipped dj in new mylar slightly yellowed at periphery, no chips or tears. No ex-lib. Displays beautifully in new mylar. 224 pp. Filled with photographs of famous races, here is an overview of the sport that is chock-full of information on the tracks, horses, famous races and racers. A stunning coffee table, over sized portrayal of "The Sport of Kings". View more info

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Across The Board. Behind the Scenes of Racing Life

By: Betts, Toney

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, The Citadel Press: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38084

Condition: Very Good +


Pale green & grey quarter bound hardcover has light age toning at board edges, corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Unclipped professionally reproduced dj has a 4" closed tear at foot of spine, few chips and light color loss from storage but shows well in new mylar. 320 pages are tight and bright, no names, tears or soil. Pounded out in fast-moving, colorful newspaper language by one of the most famous racing writers in America. A man who loves racing and hates the hypocrites who rule the Game. Across The Board pulls no punches. View more info

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A Hundred Grand Nationals

By: Bird, T.H.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 20184

Condition: Good +


Green cloth with white title on cover, gilt title on darkened and marked back strip, cloth lightly rubbed at extremities with a 1 inch split in the cloth at foot of frt gutter and at head and foot of rear spine edge. Solid reading copy, see image. 204 pages, color frontispiece plus 30 other plates (prints & b/w photographs) in text. All pages and plates clean and bright save for bit of foxing on title page and edge of page block. T H Bird describes the confusion surrounding the date the Grand National was supposed to have started, the great horses associated with the race and the many human pe... 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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Isaac Murphy Kentucky's Record Jockey SIGNED with Additional Material Laid In

By: Borries, Betty Earle

Price: $150.00

Publisher: KY, Kentucke Imprints: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Author's Presentation Copy

Seller Id: 33121

ISBN: 0935680365

Condition: Very Good +


Collectible first edition. The history of an astounding athlete record setter and breaker. 133 pp in VG condition with light surface soil and negligible wear to tips from storage, glossy pictorial cover uncreased, no names, tears or soil within, only two now-unfolded dog ears. Presentation copy from author to Stu Hyatt, signed on half title page along with two notes from Betty Borries, one apologizing for the typos in her book and another stating that the four photocopied various newsprint and magazine articles additionally present were sent from the author to Stuart Hyatt. Many consider Is... View more info

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How to Buy a Race Horse

By: Bower, Alex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: KY, Cromwell Bloodstock Agency: 1975

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller Id: 30078

Condition: Very Good


Tight and bright 5th printing soft cover w/lightly discolored cream colored wrappers, Internally crisp and bright w/adhered spine edge of first few pp which does not affect the read. 64 pp. Interesting and nostalgic look at how it went down at the track of yesteryear. Includes: Required Reading, Getting a Trainer (expect to pay from $15 to more than $30 per day!), Finding a Horse, The Screening Process, Conformation of the Race Horse, Race Horse Auctions, The Yearling Sales, The Sales Catalog, The Case of Blue Norther, How Much Will It Cost?, Claiming Races, Stake and Allowance Races, Taxes ... View more info

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Two Minutes to Glory The Official History of the Kentucky Derby

By: Brodowsky, Pamela K. And Philbin, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Collins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38196

ISBN: 0061236551

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first edition in cream paper covered boards. Original unclipped dj in new mylar is fine. 340 tight & bright pages are crisp without tears, writing or soil. Only defect is a very small barely perceptible paper pull on white rear paste down. Over sized, too large for the flat rate envelope. From mint juleps to the garland of roses to weeping men and women in the Winner's Circle, Two Minutes to Glory is the official story of the world's greatest horse race - the Kentucky Derby. 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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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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Famous Horsewomen of Virginia Their Stories with Horse Racing

By: Bush, Francis Marion

Price: $20.00

Publisher: VA, Privately Published: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34711

ISBN: 0977315355

Condition: Fine


Gorgeous landscape format blue hardcover with gilt titles are straight and sharp. No names, tears or soil in the 165 pp text. Unclipped photo illustrated dj in new mylar." "Francis Marion Bush has provided a priceless service with "Famous Horsewomen of Virginia" offering a glimpse into the lives of some of racings' most revered names. He shares the stories of 23 eminent horsewomen, including Isabel Dodge Sloane, Penny Chenery, and Laura Hillenbrand. Their contributions to racing have not only been tremendously important, but they have also, on occasion, been overlooked. View more info

American Steeplechasing 1988

By: Colgan, Charles T./ Gallo, William Jr., Editors

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, National Steeplechase and Hunt Association: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46099

Condition: Fine


Crisp, as new brown faux leather book w/bright gilt titles, sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Unclipped (and unpriced) DJ in new mylar foxed on inside and with one small bit of color loss near a wrinkle at frt gutter foot, displays well in new mylar. Internally fine, no names, tears or soil. Contains information on current and historical aspects of the infield sport in the United States including entertaining features about horses and people as well as statistical data encompassing every phase of organized chasing. More than 250 photographs and Daily Racing Form charts of every race run u... View more info

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Race Horse Training

By: Collins, Robert W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood Horse: 1958

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 34847

Condition: Fine


Fine navy pebbled boards with bright gilt spine title. This is the reprint of the work published in 1938. 312 pp + 5 pages of illustrations not included in the original edition. More than suitable for gift giving. 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

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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Cavalcade of American Horses

By: Crowell, Pers

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Garden City Books: 1951

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 34645

Condition: Very Good +


Green cloth boards look fab despite lightly bumped spine ends and very lightly bumped tips. DJ shows small chips at extremities and light watermarks on white background flaps but displays well in new mylar jacket. 311 pp without names or tears. Faint watermark on foot of page block does not detract. Rare, early Garden City Second Printing. A treasure trove of information about every recognized breed of light horse popular in America today. Pers begins with the story of prehistoric men and horses, traces the history of horses in the great civilizations of the past and in the more recent culture... View more info

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The Copper Horse

By: Dent, Captain C.H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. LTD.:

Seller Id: R46472

Condition: Near Fine


No date of publication listed in this gift quality hardcover bound in grey cloth covered boards with black spine title. There is some bleed-through due to some red liquid staining the backstrip of the dj, three short lines of red on the center of the cloth book spine. Book shows one bumped tip, faint darkening on head and foot of boards. Original, price-clipped dust jacket has one micro chip 1/8" x 1/2" at foot of dj spine, foxing and a water stain at head of rear gutter area, the afore-mentioned red stain under the horse head drawing found there. Cream colored rear panel offers man... View more info

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Head High, Hands Low A Story of Horses, Ponies and Riders

By: Dent, Captain C.H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson's Books for Young People:

Seller Id: R46474

Condition: Very Good


Possible first printing hardcover in rust cloth covered boards that are lightly bumped at spine ends, tips still sharp. No date of publication listed within. 192 p. clean and bright internally with a partial remnant of a bookplate on fep and a spine crack at pp 64 opposite color plate. Illustrated with 4 color plates by Lionel Edwards. Original, price-clipped color illustrated dust jacket matches the first color plate inside and shows light color loss at tips, spine ends and along front flap fold. Also shows soil on darkened background rear panel that has other offerings from this: Hutchi... View more info