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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Famous Horsewomen of Virginia Their Stories with Horse Racing

By: Bush, Francis Marion

Price: $20.00

Publisher: VA, Privately Published: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34711

ISBN: 0977315355

Condition: Fine


Gorgeous landscape format blue hardcover with gilt titles are straight and sharp. No names, tears or soil in the 165 pp text. Unclipped photo illustrated dj in new mylar." "Francis Marion Bush has provided a priceless service with "Famous Horsewomen of Virginia" offering a glimpse into the lives of some of racings' most revered names. He shares the stories of 23 eminent horsewomen, including Isabel Dodge Sloane, Penny Chenery, and Laura Hillenbrand. Their contributions to racing have not only been tremendously important, but they have also, on occasion, been overlooked. 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

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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Betting Horses To Win

By: Conklin, Les

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Bell Publishing Co.: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 25886

Condition: Fine


Green boards lightly bumped at spine ends, faint foxing on endpprs, gold former owners 'mark of approval' sticker on front end paper, remainder appears unread. 183 pp plus list of major US tracks and list of general rules for all horses in rear. Action racing photo DJ in new mylar shows light surface wear and two small chips on cover, two closed tears and bits of loss on rear cover, displays very well nonetheless. What the race-goer wants is a simple, successfully tested system of handicapping. This is what Les Conklin is presenting here after twenty-five years of research by himself and his... View more info