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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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A Sire Line Chart of The Derby, The St. Leger, The Prix Du Jockey Club, The Grand Prix de Paris 1890-1964

By: Allen, Major G.R.D.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: GRDA FECIT: 1964

Seller Id: 43098

Condition: Near Fine


Very rare fold out chart in near fine condition with negligible wear at extremities from storage. One micro 1/2 in tear at far right center seam. No chips or marks. 39-1/2" x 24" when open. Folds to 12" x 8". Traces in tail mate descent all winners since 1890, the years shown being those which the races were won. Winning male ancestors are shown, as are various other winners prior to 1890 which are all included in the Index of winners. The St. Leger was named as such in 1778 but the race originated two years earlier. Measures approx 24 x 39 inches when opened. Blank on rear sa... View more info

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The Principles of Combination Handicapping Methods of Isolating Superior & Inferior Racehorse Performance

By: Andersen, J.B.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: MD, TBS Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 38095

Condition: Very Good +


Hunter green & dark blue striping with yellow/gold writing paperback has a bit of curling along front edge, tips are have been lightly bumped and there is a tiny ding on upper edge from a hard bump otherwise shows well. 214 pages are tight with crisp text and no tears or writing. Over a five year period the author meticulously constructs and analyzes various combinations of handicapping factors from five broad categories: final time, pace, position, workouts and trainers. View more info

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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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Bobcat

By: Anderson, C.W.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Company: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46892

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing hardcover in red cloth boards with black titles. Spine ends and lower tips bumped, a few broken threads on the foot of the frt board from a small 'ding'. Fingerprint on inside rear cover, else no issues. No names, tears or other soil in the 99 page text. Illustrated with full page pencil art and a myriad of smaller drawings throughout by Anderson. Price clipped dust jacket is a professional reproduction that shows 1/4" chip at head of spine, 1" x 1/2" chip at head of rear gutter and small rubs at tips. Displays well on the shelf in new mylar. Y... 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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Horse Sense and Humor in Kentucky SIGNED

By: Asbury, Eslie Signed by Author

Price: $15.00

Publisher: KY, The Thoroughbred Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 25085

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition in fair jacket with SIGNED bookplate on front end paper: Best wishes, Eslie Asbury 10/16/81. Black hardcover slick boards with green cloth back strip is in excellent condition. Unclipped dust jacket has color loss and open chip at foot of rear panel taking some of the text on back dj with it. Displays well in mylar from the front and on the shelf. This is a collection of humorous stories and personal experiences. Dr. Asbury trained at the Mayo Clinic and worked in Kentucky as a country doctor. 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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National Velvet

By: Bagnold, Enid

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow & Company, Inc: 1963

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller Id: 38281

Condition: Near Fine


Nice hardcover in rust faux leather boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. 288 untrimmed pages. No names, tears or soil, hinges fine. Charming illustrated color art on professionally reproduced unclipped dj matches color frontis by Walter Seton, text line illustrations by Earle B. Winslow. Dj shows Velvet sailing over a stone wall in the country on the big piebald horse while a trainer looks on in the distance. Small chip and water mark at head of backstrip, moderate surface & handling soil to dj white background but still displays very well on the shelf. View more info

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National Velvet

By: Bagnold, Enid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1972

Edition: 19th Printing

Seller Id: MK46664

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover illustrated by Paul Brown shows light color loss at sharp tips and spine ends. Hint of soil on foot of page block and solid light blue rear cover. 306 pg text tight and bright. No names, tears or soil inside and no dj as published. Illustrated by one of the finest American equine artists of all time: Paul Brown. National Velvet is the story of a 14-year-old girl named Velvet Brown, who trains and rides her horse, named The Piebald, to victory in the Grand National steeplechase. The novel focuses on the ability of ordinary people, particularly women, to accomplish ... View more info

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Practical Jumping

By: Barrett, Major J.L.M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Country Life LTD.: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43423

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth hardcover with brown cloth spine. Corners bumped, boards sunned on periphery otherwise a clean, tight, unmarked first edition hardcover . 164 pp of jumping expertise conveyed with lovely pencil art by Charles Simpson. Chapters include: On the seat, over fences/ The first few fences/ Some jump practice/ Hunting fences/ Experience/ Buying Horses/ More on buying horses/ A Point-to-Point/ Show-Jumping/ Dublin Horse Show/ The Muckborough Horse Show/ Legs/ Hands/ Resistances and Evasions/ Various Remarks by Bellamy. View more info

Image for Thoughts Upon Hunting In A Series of Familiar Letters To A Friend. Presentation Copy Dated 1880 From Lord Charles Beresford to Mr. Frank Gillard. Former Copy of Dr. William Lay M.F.H.

Thoughts Upon Hunting In A Series of Familiar Letters To A Friend. Presentation Copy Dated 1880 From Lord Charles Beresford to Mr. Frank Gillard. Former Copy of Dr. William Lay M.F.H.

By: Beckford, Peter Esq.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, James Toovey: 1879

Seller Id: 40521

Condition: Good


Sir Peter Beckford (1740-1811) writer and avid huntsman penned: Familiar letters from Italy, to a friend in England (2 vols., 1805), Thoughts upon hunting, in a series of familiar letters to a friend, 1781, Thoughts upon Hare and Fox Hunting, in a series of letters to a friend, 1781, and Thoughts on Fox Hunting, published 1791. Red cloth boards with black ruled borders and hunt cap/crossed whips on frt bd. Gilt fox mask and crossed whips/spurs and title on backstrip faded but remain legible. Corners bumped and rubbed but not unsightly. A very special presentation copy not signed by Beckfor... 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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Pigeon Racing Gazette No 10 Vol 47 Oct 1991

By: Bishop, Roy Director

Price: $18.00

Publisher: England, Pigeon Racing Gazette: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 18729

Condition: Fine


1st edition magazine without address labels on covers. Lovely, crisp, unmarked condition. 35 pp. Color photo of Coronation King on cover. Negligible color loss at tips. Errata slip laid in along with a FL dealer business card. Articles include: "Old Hand' peruses a documentary on the principal parasitical maladies of the skin and feathers of the racing pigeon. Master Jonathan's Diary A young man's view of the sport by Jonathan Pratt. Mike Henley of Kingsteignton 1st NRC St. Malo 1991. The use of drugs on racing pigeons and the usual monthly columns. View more info

Image for Off To The Races. Horse Sense and Track Logic  SIGNED

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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Remembering Davey Portrait of an American Hero

By: Bolton, Clyde and Mike

Price: $7.50

Publisher: AL, The Birmingham News: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 19868

ISBN: 0963541315

Condition: Good +


1st edition paperback shows lightly rubbed and bumped edges. Front cover vertically creased and both covers somewhat curled. Text tight and bright. Well illustrated with b/w photos. 121 pp. Biography, dedication of Davey Allison, Stock Car Driver. View more info

Image for Isaac Murphy Kentucky's Record Jockey SIGNED with Additional Material Laid In

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