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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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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: $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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Capital Horse Country

By: Burke, Jackie C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: VA, EPM Publications: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34229

ISBN: 0939009803

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition unread soft cover with light wear on illustrated cover from storage. 294 pages without names, tears or soil. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos, line illustrations and diagrams including course maps, regional hunt club buttons and so very much more. An indispensable guide to any savvy horse lover in the Piedmont area. Contents include: Horse Around Hunt Country - The Whys and Wherefores of this Book. Spring Steeplechases in Virginia - Bring out the Benz and the Flowered Hat. Racing Over Jumps in Maryland - Land of the Tall Timbers. Flat Racing and Parimutuel - Ho... View more info

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Capital Horse Country

By: Burke, Jackie C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: VA, EPM Publications: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45037

ISBN: 0939009803

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition unread soft cover with light wear on illustrated cover from storage. 294 pages without names, tears or soil. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos, line illustrations and diagrams including course maps, regional hunt club buttons and so very much more. An indispensable guide to any savvy horse lover in the Piedmont area. Contents include: Horse Around Hunt Country - The Whys and Wherefores of this Book. Spring Steeplechases in Virginia - Bring out the Benz and the Flowered Hat. Racing Over Jumps in Maryland - Land of the Tall Timbers. Flat Racing and Parimutuel... View more info

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Capital Horse Country

By: Burke, Jackie C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: VA, EPM Publications: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45040

ISBN: 0939009803

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition unread soft cover with light wear on illustrated cover from storage. 294 pages without names, tears or soil. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos, line illustrations and diagrams including course maps, regional hunt club buttons and so very much more. An indispensable guide to any savvy horse lover in the Piedmont area. Contents include: Horse Around Hunt Country - The Whys and Wherefores of this Book. Spring Steeplechases in Virginia - Bring out the Benz and the Flowered Hat. Racing Over Jumps in Maryland - Land of the Tall Timbers. Flat Racing and Parimutuel - Ho... View more info

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Paul Mellon Visionary of the Turf SIGNED

By: Bush, Francis Marion

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Booksurge LLC: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 27005

ISBN: 141961570X

Condition: Fine


Signed by author "Your very best, Francis" on fep. 122 pp. Tight bright paperback with color photo of Paul Mellon and two horses on cover. Includes: National and International Recognitions/ Wealth of Life/ Life at Rokeby Farm/ Equestrian Days/ Loyalty to Trainers/ Point-to-Point and Steeplechase Racing/ Steeplechase Horses, Racing Records and Earnings/ Steeplechases Horses, Ranking/ Flat Track Horses, Racing Records and Earnings/ Flat Track Horses, Black Type Records/ Flat Track Horses, Graded Stakes Records/ Flat Track Horses, Rankings/ List of Illustrations/ Bibliography/ Index. View more info

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American Steeplechasing 2007

By: Clancy, Joe Jr.; Gallo, William Jr., Editors

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, National Steeplechase and Hunt Association: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44127

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp, 1st edition burgundy faux leather covered boards w/bright gilt titles and very light wear at still sharp tips. Internally fine without names or tears, only one light finger smudge on last blank endpp. 407 pp includes index of horses and riders in rear. 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. View more info

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American Steeplechasing 2004

By: Clancy, Joe Jr.; Gallo, William Jr., Editors

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, National Steeplechase and Hunt Association: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34618

Condition: Fine


Crisp, as new 1st edition burgundy leatherette book w/bright gilt titles. DJ has one 1/4" tidy closed tear at head of frt panel, displays beautifully in new mylar. Internally fine without names, tears or soil. 270 pp plus index of horses and riders in rear. 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. View more info

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American Steeplechasing 2003

By: Clancy, Joe Jr.; Gallo, William Jr., Editors

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, National Steeplechase and Hunt Association: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34616

Condition: Fine


Crisp, as new 1st edition burgundy leatherette book w/bright gilt titles. DJ has one 1/2 tidy closed tear at head of frt panel, bit of color loss at head of spine, displays beautifully in new mylar. Internally fine without names, tears or soil. 260 pp plus index of horses and riders in rear. 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. 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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A Gentleman Rider A Tale of the Grand National

By: Gould, Nat

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The Modern Publishing Co.:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 22948

Condition: Fair


Corners of red boards bumped and rubbed, 254 pp text browning but not brittle. No date, circa 1900. Attractive vintage sponsor advert on fep for DR. J. Collis Brownes Chlorodyne for remedy of influenza and others. A rare story of The Grand National. View more info

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The Switch Horse

By: Hardcastle, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen Children's Books Ltd: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46431

ISBN: 0416874509

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition, first printing hardcover in red paper covered boards with gilt spine title. Spine ends lightly bumped, tips still sharp, no names, tears or soil in the 125 pp text. Un-clipped original color illustrated dust wrapper shows a girl standing next to a grey horse in a stream. Pretty darn tame horse as it is halter-less and is controlled by having his left front and right rear legs tied up to stakes that are sunk in the soft sand of the river bed. This is the sequel to Hardcastle's: The Saturday Horse. It is fast-moving and exciting and brings to life all the drama ... View more info

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Spike and the Professor and Doreen at the Races

By: Hickey, Tony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ireland, Poolbeg Press Ltd.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 8666

ISBN: 185371089X

Condition: Very Good


Very good first edition soft cover with negligible surface wear to tips of glossy pictorial wrapper, small sticker pull on rear cover, text as new. 196 pg lightly age-toned text appears unread. View more info

Saddle Up: A Guide to Equitation and Stable Management Including Hints to Instructors

By: Hitchcock, F.C., Lieut. Col.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Arco Publishing Co.: 1959

Seller Id: 38293

Condition: Very Good +


Black paper covered boards with horse's head in gilt and title on back strip. Sharp tips and spine ends, dj frt flap glued to pastedn. 286 pp text mint. Professionally reproduced color photo dj has a small chip at very top edge of back strip and light wear at tips, soil on white background portion of rear panel, it has been placed in new mylar. Well illust with b/w photos and many line drawings. Chapters include: The Selection of a Horse/ Saddling and Bridling/ The Seat/ The Hands/ Setting the Horse in Motion/ The Advanced Aids/ Side-Saddle/ Jumping/ Care of the Horse/ Bitting/ Saddlery/ Hu... View more info

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The Steeplechase Horse. How to Select, Train, and Ride Him

By: Humfrey, Captain J.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Thacker, Spink & Co: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29914

Condition: Very Good


1st edition limp covers in burgundy cloth lightly bumped at tips, red cloth along backstrip rubbed and showing a tiny 1/4" split in the cloth but not frayed at ends, title still legible, although the spine title reads "The Steeplechaser". Lovely illustration of man jumping horse on frt cover. Black endpapers w/former vintage bookplate on frt pastedown, bit of faint glue residue on black fep. Inner front hinge paper starting at head 1", remainder along with rear inner hinge fine, vintage bookstore sticker on rear pastedown. 179 pp. Exceedingly rare work in any edition, this i... View more info

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Right Royal

By: Masefield, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 12595

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition olive green quarter bound cloth over green boards with lightly bumped ends, corners still sharp. 145 pp text tight and bright w/former owner's name on half title pg and mapped end pps. DJ in new mylar is a professionally reproduced copy, price clipped and shows loss at foot of spine but still looks VG. A poem of a steeplechase, the horse is the hero. View more info

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Right Royal

By: Masefield, John

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Co.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38786

Condition: Good


Black hardcover with gilt lettering is faded along spine otherwise shows well. Unclipped dj is professionally reproduced shows rubbing and loss at extremities, now in new mylar. 116 pp lightly foxed and slightly age-toned but have no tears or writing. One of John Masefield's most popular narrative poems. The rhyming story of a fabulous steeplechase horse. View more info

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Hedges and Hurdles A Social & Economic History of National Hunt Racing

By: Munting, Roger

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28851

ISBN: 0851314244

Condition: Fine


Stunning copy, as new save for former owner's embossed seal on fep, light age-toning to some page edges but text is not brittle. DJ in mylar displays beautifully with view of Aylesbury Steeplechases reproduced from an engraving of the painting by F.C. Turner 1836. 172 pgs. Uncommon UK steeplechase history with chapters: Origins (to 1866)/ Organisation (1866-1814)/ The First World War and Beyond (1914-1939)/ Business and Betting (1939-1968)/ Structure and Control (1968-1985)/ Horses and Trainers/ Jockeys/ Conclusion. Notes, Bibliography, Index. View more info

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The History and Origins of the Virginia Gold Cup

By: Myzk, William; Edited By Raymond Woolfe

Price: $28.00

Publisher: VA., Piedmont Press: 1988

Edition: First Thus

Seller Id: 27617

ISBN: 0929129008

Condition: As New


New old stock. Limited to 1300 volumes, this is an un-numbered copy. A hefty impressive tome, additional postage required. As new pictorial dj in new mylar sleeve. Linen cloth boards 314 glossy pp. Exhaustive photo history of this famous steeplechase from 1922 through 1987. Profusely illustrated with plates by Cassidy, b/w photographs, smaller marginal drawings throughout. Chapters include: Portrait of the Gold Cup Winner/ Maps of the Virginia Gold Cup Courses, Chapter I: The Birth and Legacy in Steeplechasing; Chapter II: The Early Years 1922-1929/ Chapter III: Through the Great Depressio... View more info