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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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How To Make Money Betting - Or, At Least, How Not To Lose Much! SIGNED

By: Francome, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: England, John Francome Enterprises:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 36642

Condition: Fine


1st edition. White background illustrated glossy paperback covers show negligible wear at tips, text is clean. SIGNED by John Francome next to his photo on inside cover. No date or ISBN. Circa 1980's? Filled with b/w line drawings captioned with funny, or dumb, tongue-in-cheek thoughts about the problems and pitfalls of living by the tote board. View more info

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Joe & Asbestos Sports Weekly Monday, June 25th 1945. Issue No. 613

By: Kling, Ken

Price: $75.00

Publisher: PA, Philadelphia Daily News: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40281

Condition: Very Good +


Exceedingly rare tri-fold pamphlet on pink paper, illust in black with drawing of cigar smoking, hatted chap holding a black gollywog sort of puppet (we think?). Orig price 25c Is entirely devoted to horse racing tips including Ken Kling's amazingly simple handicapping system, he names 13 different horses and gives a key to deciphering the code presented. Lower half of last page talks of Baseball's Who's Who and mentions Hank Greenberg and his return to baseball after his discharge from the US Army. Also metions five active National League players who are the only five to have hit over 100 hom... View more info

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Through The Pages Racing Daily Form America's Turf Athority 1894-1994 100th Anniversary SIGNED

By: McEvoy, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 44251

Condition: Near Fine


Fine condition 1st edition white background illustrated paperback covers. SIGNED by John McEvoy on title page: Best Wishes, John McEvoy". Light wear at tips, 101 heavy stock leaves crisp and unmarked. Foreword by McEvoy followed with single page stories with full page b/w illustrations at opposing page. Suitable for gift giving to any racing fan made even more desirable w/McEvoy's signature. View more info

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Pride Of The Moor

By: Smith, Vian

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46503

Condition: Good


First edition ex-lib hardcover in light green cloth covered boards showing bumped/rubbed tips and spine ends. 284 pp text is crisp, with tape marks on endpprs, pocket pulled but all pages present. Un-clipped dj has art that wraps around to spine and displays well despite light sunning. No call tag, just an impression from a now-erased pencil word: 'Hi'. While exploring the wild moors by his home, young Mark Wonnacott comes across a broken-down race horse which has been abandoned to run with the moorland ponies. Mark's father is a poor farmer and a useless horse is a luxury he cannot affo... View more info

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Westward Whoa!

By: Thayer, Bert Clark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Clayton Spicer Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33921

Condition: Good


Blue cloth with red titles soiled and marked, corners bumped and quite rubbed. Solid reading copy, not pretty outside but all there and priced accordingly. Previous owner's name printed on upside-down book plate on front paste down. 80 pp text is tight and bright w/two 1/2" closed tears at foot of two pages. Undated, circa 1949. Internals are very good, profusely illustrated with more than 100 black & white photographs taken at California racetracks that illustrate the owning, breeding and competing of thoroughbreds in racings' heyday. The suits, the dresses, the hats, or the guys in ... View more info

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Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding The Story of The Sport and Background of the Horse Industry

By: Underwood, Tom R. Editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Coward-McCann: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29116

Condition: Very Good


Sharp straight copy in taupe linen cloth boards with blue titles and horse illustration on cover, spine slightly darkened but title legible. 245 pp, pictorial endpapers. A compilation of stories by various authors and trainers of the day. Chapters include: The Role of Racing by Tom R. Underwood/ Racing as a Sport by Robert F. Kelley/ Racing as a Business by Alexander M. Robb/ The Breeding Background by J. A. Estes/ The Horse Farms by Fred A Purner, Tom R. Underwood and Humphrey Finney/ The Yearling Sales by Nelson Dunstan/ Training the Horse by Joe H. Palmer/ Running of the Race by Neville Dun... View more info