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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

The Crooked Colt

By: Anderson C.W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: CT, Weekly Reader Books: 1954

Seller Id: 46704

Condition: Very Good


6th printing of the Weekly Reader 1981 edition, Originally published by Macmillan, NY in 1954. Much sought, collectible story written and illustrated by C.W. Anderson. 40 pp text is browned and there is a small watermark on the inside rear cover and the 16 pages that precede it. Super light rubbing at tips. The little colt was very small, and his little legs were so wobbly and weak that every time he tried to stand up, he would fall down. He saw the other colts on the farm running and playing, and he was very sad. No one paid much attention to the crooked little colt except his mother, a... View more info

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Horses & Practical Horse-Keeping

By: Barton, Frank Townend, M.R.C.V.S.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28632

Condition: Good +


An exhaustive 1st edition compendium, much pertaining to horse health and ailments. A rare volume in green pictorial cloth boards bumped and rubbed at tips. Book is approx 6" x 8.5" x 3" thick. Titles worn on cover, appears as if something has spilled at one time taking some of the layers of white letting with it but it is still legible (see pic). Inner hinges fine, page block sound and tight but occasionally wavy from past moisture but there is no musty smell. Contents include: The Shire and the Cart Horse, The Clydesdale Horse, The Suffolk, Remarks on Van and Cross-Bred Horses... 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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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

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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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Keeneland A Thoroughbred Legacy Celebrating 75 Years of Tradition

By: Compilation Authored

Price: $95.00

Publisher: KY, Blood-Horse Publications: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46307

ISBN: 1581503342

Condition: New


Gift quality, rare stated first edition HARDCOVER in brand new, unread, unmarked, uncreased condition with hunter green and khaki colored cloth over hard boards showing sharp tips and spine ends. 231 pp Mapped endpapers showing the grounds at Keeneland. A stunner of a book profusely illustrated with fascinating black & white, and color photos of yesteryear through the twenty-first century. A compilation work with many authors including 3 forewords by Nick Nicholson, William Greely, and James E. Bassett III. Followed by twelve chapters that speak to the Keene family legacy, The Turf Club... View more info

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Stud Adventures In Breeding

By: Conley, Kevin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Bloomsbury Books: 2003

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 30089

ISBN: 1582343322

Condition: Near Fine


Few light surface dents on upper cover corner, spot of white-out on inside rear cover, else as new. 209 pgs. Synopsis: Sex. Money. Horses. Every year, on Valentine's Day, the great Thoroughbred farms open their breeding sheds and begin their primary business. For the next one hundred and fifty days, the cries of stallions and the vigorous encouragement of their handlers echo through breeding country, from the gentle hills of Kentucky to the rich valleys of California. Stud takes us into this strange and seductive world of horse breeding. We meet the world's leading sire, Storm Cat, the Triple ... View more info

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A History Of The English Turf Vol II, Division I

By: Cook, Theodore Andrea, M.A., F.S.A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Virtue & Co. Ltd.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40717

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with gilt embellishments & black ornate decorations. Boards rubbed at tips, some soil and spotting. Vol. II Division I (4) + pp225 - 348pp Plates & tissue guards show moderate foxing. Heavy stock leaves, aqua endpps sunned at edges, a very presentable copy. Heavy volume will not fit into a flat rate envelope and will incur extra postage. View more info

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A History Of The English Turf Vol I, Division II

By: Cook, Theodore Andrea, M.A., F.S.A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Virtue & Co. Ltd.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40716

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with gilt embellishments & black ornate decorations. Boards rubbed at tips, some soil and spotting. Vol. 1. Division II (2) pp 125 - 224pp + xxvii (index to illus and preface. Fep and frontis loose and laid in. Plates & tissue guards show moderate foxing. Heavy stock leaves, aqua endpps sunned at edges, still a presentable copy. Heavy volume will not fit into a flat rate envelope and will incur extra postage. View more info

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Breeding Racehorses From Cluster Mares SIGNED

By: Craig, Dennis

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 49073

Condition: As New


First edition glossy 'time capsule' condition 1964 paperback SIGNED by author Dennis Craig on the title page. Not presented to anyone in particular, He crossed out his name that was printed as published, and wrote it underneath in black felt tip. Covers show no creases, corners are not bent. 183 crisp white, unmarked pages. More than suitable for gift giving. Ever since Bruce Lowe and the Figure System revolutionized ideas about the mating of Thoroughbreds, breeders have been preoccupied with the question: 'Which are the best Thoroughbred families?' Dennis Craig has reopened the whole... 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

ISBN: 0851310869

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

Image for The Post and Paddock with Recollectionms of George IV, Sam Chifney, Dick Christian and Other Turf and Racing Celebrities

The Post and Paddock with Recollectionms of George IV, Sam Chifney, Dick Christian and Other Turf and Racing Celebrities

By: Dixon, Henry Hall (The Druid)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Vinton & Co., Limited: 1912

Edition: Third Edition

Seller Id: 32015

Condition: Fair


Red leather boards with backstrip missing, 372 pg text tight and unmarked with occasional light foxing. Two taped closed tears, one chip from carelessly opened page. Offered as a bookbinding candidate. One of seven volumes in the "Druid Sporting Library". Reminiscences of horse racing and foxhunting in England. Chapters include: Turf History/ Trainers and Jockeys/ The Betting Ring/ Mr. Kirby and the Foreigners/ Newmarket in the Olden Time/ Sam Chifney/ George IV/ Lord Darlington and Mr. Thornhill/ Priam and Zinganer/ Cardsellers, Touts, and Augurs/ Blood Sires/ Blood Mares/ Breeding o... View more info

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Montpelier The Recollections of Marion DuPont Scott as Told to Gerald Strine

By: DuPont Scott, Marion

Price: $127.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45791

ISBN: 068414798X

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition in oatmeal colored linen boards with paste-on art in gilt border of the DuPont racing silks on frt board. Boards bright and clean, only a trace of soil on foot of boards, tips sharp, spine ends barely bumped. Micro 'ding' on foot of rear board, Internally as new without names, tears or soil. 219 pp. Color photo dj has no damage, displays beautifully in new mylar. NOT ex-library. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w photos throughout. Collectible and much sought volume. A very readable memoir, well written and lively. Recounts Marion's days as a child in England and spans a... View more info

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Montpelier The Recollections of Marion DuPont Scott as Told to Gerald Strine

By: DuPont Scott, Marion

Price: $107.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34096

ISBN: 068414798X

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition in oatmeal colored linen boards with paste-on art in gilt border of the DuPont racing silks on frt board. Light age-toning and spotting on boards, tips remain sharp, although slightly brushed. Lightly bowed frt board. Internally as new without names, tears or soil. Color photo dj has chip at lower fore-edge of flap fold and one closed tear at foot of rear panel but displays well in new mylar. NOT ex-library. 219 pp. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w photos throughout. Collectible and much sought volume. A very readable memoir, well written and lively. Recounts Marion's days ... View more info

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Native Dancer The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age

By: Eisenberg, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33059

ISBN: 0446530700

Condition: Near Fine


Two first edition hardcover with former owner's ink-less embossed medallion imprint on blank end papers. 288 page text as new. Reproduction dj looks fab in new mylar. In the early 1950s, a rising star flickered across millions of black-and-white TV sets. Nick-named 'The Grey Ghost,' Native Dancer was a blue-blood thoroughbred with a taste for drama, courtesy of his come-from-behind running style, and impressive credits: He finished first in 21 of his 22 career starts, his only loss by a nose in the 1953 Kentucky Derby, was named Horse of the Year-twice, and was inducted into the National Mu... 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

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: $95.00

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

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Horses And Courses A Pictorial History of Racing

By: Hedges, David; Foreword By John Hislop

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31462

ISBN: 0670379530

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in olive cloth with black titles. Former owner's colorful and lengthy gift dedication on fep. Small faint watermark on last blank page. Unclipped dj in new mylar shows negligible wear at tips, displays beautifully. 220 pp of b/w and color photos and illustrations. David Hedges, a racing correspondent well known on every racecourse on the five continents tells of the courses and the famous horses and jockeys who have won famous victories on them throughout the world. Here is the charm of Longchamp: the glory of Arkle, the magic of Royal Ascot; the Epson Derby and Leste... View more info