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

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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Tomorrow's Champion

By: Anderson, C. W.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Co.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41174

Condition: Very Good +


VG 1st edition hardcover in medium brown cloth has wear at tips. Boards shaken. Unclipped professionally reproduced color illustrated dj has chips missing from head & foot of spine, lower tip has a 1 1/2" open tear, lower edge has two 1/2" closed tears and there is color fading along spine, upper & front edges. Unpaginated with crisp text and stunning lithographs. No tears, writing or soil. No matter how brilliant the performance of a fine horse may be, that is only part of the story. What bloodlines produced the speed and stamina, and what was the training that brought out the honest... 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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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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Beyer on Speed

By: Beyer, Andrew

Price: $8.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 217

ISBN: 0395673909

Condition: Fine


Collectible, 1st edition with negligible color loss to dj tips, no tears or loss. 239 pages. Beyer identifies the situations where speed figures yield the greatest profits, explores the effect of a race's early pace on horses' performances and shows readers how to calculate their own pace figures and much more. Follow up to his previous work: Picking Winners. Both are foundation volumes for any race-goers library. 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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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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Racing England

By: Chalmers, Patrick R.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1939

Edition: First U.S Edition.

Seller Id: 38391

Condition: Very Good


1st US edition in mauve cloth boards with blind-stamped title has minimal wear with light fading along the spine and tips. Professionally reproduced dj is unclipped and displays well in new mylar. 146 pages are tight with foxing on edge of page block. A lively account of the development of racing in England including excellent stories about nearly every great figure in the sport, from Admiral Rous and Fred Archer to Steve Donoghue and Gordon Richards. 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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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

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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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The Racehorse in Training

By: Day, William and Alfred J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co. Ltd: 1925

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 33620

Condition: Good


Boards tips bumped and lightly rubbed. Backstrip slightly sunned with bumped ends showing color loss but no major rubbing. Rear board watermarked but text is fine, tight and unmarked. 213 pp with 16 b/w full page plates. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Coventry. Original work published 1880. Much sought volume with the following chapters: The Training Stable/ Breakdown, Roaring, Etc./ Condition/ The Training Ground/ Hints on Purchasing/ Purchase of Yearlings/ Trials/ Jockeys/ The Race and it's Responsibilities/ Starting and Weights/ Professional Hardships/ The Racehorse as He Was and Is... View more info

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The Quarter Running Horse

By: Denhardt, Robert Moorman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, Red River Books Division: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46714

ISBN: 0806135689

Condition: Very Good


First published 1979 by Univ of OK Press. This is stated the second printing of the first Red River Books division 2003. Published with 62 b/w photographs and line drawings. Matte color photo-illustrated softcover displays beautifully. Tips and spine ends sharp, no names, tears or soil within the 302 pp text. Equine specialist Robert Moorman Denhardt presents the story of the origins and evolution by b reeding of America's horse: the Quarter Running Horse. A thorough account that begins in 1607 with the earliest colonial importations of horses and continuing to the Quarter Horse's cros... View more info

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Stallions Their Management and Handling

By: Dougall, Neil

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1973

Edition: First Reprint Edition

Seller Id: 17501

ISBN: 0851311822

Condition: Fine


Lightly bumped tips of book and dj. Jacket lightly sunned along the backstrip. Text as new. 60 pp of text followed by approx 60 pp of b/w glossy breed type photos. This wide-sweeping yet meticulously-detailed work considers the many aspects of the management and handling of all types of serving entires, from Thoroughbreds on the most modern stud farms on one end of the scale, to Native Ponies living out at the other. View more info

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Playing The Races A Guide to the American Tracks. A guide to Intelligent Betting

By: Dowst, Robert Saunders and Craig, Jay

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1945

Seller Id: 46744

Condition: Very Good


Ninth printing hardcover 1945 in light orange boards with black titles. Watermarked along lower edges of boards, text lightly affected, mostly in the rear of the book. Tips bumped but not rubbed. 183 pp text is tight and watermarked near end of book. No musty smells, good solid working copy. Chapters include: Intro/ Tracks and Post-Positions/ Distance of Races; Sprints and Routes/ The Time-Factor/ Types of Races/ Classes of Horses/ Age of Horses and the Weight-Scale/ Betting with Bookmakers/ Mutuel Betting/ Result-Charts/ Past Performance Charts/ Jockeys/ A Method of Handicapping/ Sane Bett... View more info

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The Most Glorious Crown - The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Secretariat

By: Drager, Marvin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Winchester Press: 1975

Seller Id: 38993

ISBN: 0876911599

Condition: Near Fine


Slate blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine; negligible rubbing on extremities. Unclipped dj pictorial front and rear panels, 1/2 in. x 1/4 in. chip on lower front edge, 1-1/4 in. closed tear on upper gutter. Shows well in new mylar. 216 pp. of clean & crisp text with the most complete collection of photographs of the Triple Crown champions ever assembled in a single book. Includes bibliographical references, glossary and index. The Most Glorious Crown is the indisputable work on the entire history of the rarest of horse racing events, detailing each of the 9 Triple Crown champion... View more info

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Horses and Horsemanship

By: Ensminger, M.E., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: IL, The Interstate Printers and Publishers Inc: 1969

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller Id: 38939

Condition: Fine


Fine condition 4th edition hard cover in orange/green illustrated boards with sharp tips and lightly bumped spine ends. Internally tight and bright w/former owner's embossed ownership stamp on fep. VG professionally reproduced dj in new mylar displays well. Hefty book with a 2" thick spine is a comprehensive volume of 907 historical and informative pages nicely enhanced by black and white photographs and illustrations. Contents include: History and Development of the Horse industry/ Functional Anatomy of the Horse/ Selecting and Judging Horses/ Determining the Age and Height of Horses/... View more info

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American Race Horses 1957 An Annual Review of The Breeding and the Performances of the Outstanding Thoroughbreds of the Year in Flat Racing and Steeplechasing

By: Estes, Joe; et al

Price: $38.00

Publisher: KY, American Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Inc.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45016

Condition: Very Good +


Rust cloth with bumped tips and few light white smudges on foot of frt and rear covers, no marks on back strip, gilt titles bright. 326 pp. Hinges fine, no former owners marks, soil or tears inside. View more info

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1956 The Sheshoon, Ballymanny, Gilltown, Ongar and Sallymount Studs: Ireland

By: H.H. Aga Khan, Cyril Hall Mgr Turf Lodge, The Curragh Stud, Co. Kildare

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Privately Published: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46310

Condition: Very Good


Very nice former library hardcover in hunter green grosgrain type cloth with British tan diagonal stripe ruled in gilt with gilt titles and 1956 date. No sunning on the cloth anywhere, book was properly stored. This is a very tidy exlib without any call tags (or markings whatsoever, no title) on the backstrip, one bumped corner and other three still sharp and barely brushed (no broken cloth), and bumped spine ends. Has a California Polytechnic State University Library ink stamped on 3 sides of page block and head of slightly age-toned fep along with library sticker placed there. Opposing f... View more info