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Image for Ainslie's Complete Guide to Harness Racing

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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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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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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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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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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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

Image for Caliente! In Old Mexico. A Rare Portfolio of 4  Horse Racing Illustrations by Paul Brown

Caliente! In Old Mexico. A Rare Portfolio of 4 Horse Racing Illustrations by Paul Brown

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Privately Printed:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44479

Condition: Very Good


An exceedingly rare offering is this undated, unmarked card folder with four 14 x 11 inch plates with the drawing title and "by Paul Brown" in brown auto-pen in bottom margin of each. They are not hand signed. No tears or former owner's marks, just a trace of soil and foxing on outside of card folder from storage. Plates shown below 1. Parade to Battle drawn by Paul Brown; The Look of Eagles Drawn for Caliente by Paul Brown/ Scramble - drawn for Caliente by Paul Brown/ The Winner drawn for Caliente by Paul Brown. Plates are clean with negligible dents from handling. View more info

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History Of The English Turf 1904-1930 Vol II Only

By: Browne, Captain T. H.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Virtue & Co. Ltd.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40714

Condition: Good


Brown leatherette with bright gilt titles. Some spotting to boards, color loss at tips (no major rubbing). Running pagination Vol II begins with pp 161-355. Heavy stock leaves, aqua end pp sunned at edges, a very presentable copy. Supplementary to History of The English Turf by Sir T. A. Cook. Heavy volume will not fit into a flat rate envelope and will incur extra postage. 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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The Legacy SIGNED

By: Carew, D.A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: VA, Washington House: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 27083

ISBN: 1931633967

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely, crisp paperback with negligible edge wear at very tips from storage. Signed by author on fep: A personal wish for your reading enjoyment from the author - Dorothy A. Carew. 152 pp. From the back cover: "Come for a stroll through the rolling countryside in and around the village of Hamilton, Virginia. Wrap yourself in the downy comfort of the patchwork quilt, stitched with the fabric of the hopes and dreams of the Ford family and those their lives embrace. Get to know these 'down to earth' people, their love of the land, their family and their friends. Just about the time you snu... View more info

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Ruffian: Queen of the Filllies

By: Claflin, Edward

Price: $16.00

Publisher: CN, Scrambling Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33168

Condition: Good +


Photo illustrated 2st edition paperback covers show surface wear and some light color loss, one chip at spine filled in by former owner w/brown marker, not an eyesore but not a perfect match. Previous owner's name on fep. 104 pp. The story of a magnificent thoroughbred, the greatest filly of all time, and the match race that led to her tragic death. 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

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Buying and Reschooling Ex-Racehorses

By: Coldrey, Chrisopher and Victoria

Price: $12.00

Publisher: England, The Crowood Press: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 29266

ISBN: 1861260881

Condition: Near Fine


Tight bright reprint hardcover in lightly soiled green boards with gilt title on spine. DJ in new mylar shows a chip at lower front panel fore edge and a taped tear on back panel but displays well. 112 pp. Much sought work from a dynamic British duo which draws on two case histories to demonstrate precisely what is involved in finding and choosing your project, what to look for and what to avoid. From assessing his potential and planning the training program through initial preparation and work in the loose school and over poles to riding away and further training. 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