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Image for The Derby A Celebration of The World's Most Famous Horse Race

The Derby A Celebration of The World's Most Famous Horse Race

By: Jones, Michael Wynn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Croom Helm: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29115

ISBN: 0856648841

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in black paper covered boards with bright gilt titles. Dj in new mylar shows lightly sunned spine, trace of wear on top edge of frt panel. Name/date on fep. 205 pg history of the most famous horse race in the world. Over 90 illustrations. Intro/ Epsom and the Downs/ The Early Classic/ The Victorian Derby/ Modern Times/ The Derby Today/ Select Bibliography/ The Winners. View more info

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The Mysterious Legend of Spot SIGNED

By: Kennedy, Daisy Ellen

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Comet Press Books: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 40425

Condition: Fine


1st edition near mint condition slim green cloth hardcover with bright gilt title on spine. Signed on fep: With Kind Regards, Daisy Ellen Kennedy. Not signed to anyone in particular. Slight color loss at foot of spine, corners and head of spine sharp. 20 p. illustrated in duo-tone (green & black). Exceedingly rare story of a young boy who grew up as a ranch hand and was given a spotted colt from a kindly boss. He raised the colt himself and won a horse race, all told in rhyme. 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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Heroes, Horses & High Society Aiken from 1540

By: Lawrence Kay

Price: $35.00

Publisher: SC, Privately Printed: 1982

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller Id: 37702

Condition: Near Fine


Tight, bright, unmarked 4th printing hardcover in moderately worn, unclipped dj in mylar. 151 pgs. Small chip at foot of dj frt panel few small chips and rubbing at extremities, book itself is lovely. The illustrated history Aiken from the famous Wilcox Inn, it's famous visitors including Winston Churchill and his wife, , Count and Countess Bernadette of Sweden, Irene Castle, Elizabeth Arden, Fred Astair and Grace Moore. Winter Residents at the resort have included Vanderbilts, William K and Harold, Grandsons of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, Evelyn Walsh McLean of "Hope Diamond" fame... View more info

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Horse Tales

By: Lawrence Kay

Price: $28.00

Publisher: SC, Privately Printed: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 30568

Condition: Good


Glossy brown/cream covers show thoroughbred horse ridden by jockey. 164 pgs of Racing rememberances. Author's presentation copy, dedicated and signed on inside cover. Few pages loose and laid in. Tales behind the scenes at the training center in Aiken, SC. View more info

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The Kentucky Derby Diamond Jubilee Compiled Under the Auspices of Churchill Downs 1875-1949

By: Leach, Brownie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Dial Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32505

Condition: Near Fine


Collectible 1st edition in beige linen cloth with color artwork photo of the grandstands and trophy on frt board. Tips barely bumped and brushed but no major rubbing. Former owner's tasteful bookplate on illustrated front pastedown, text as new. Profusely illustrated with photos and charts including the history of Churchill Downs, the personalities involved, the champion horses and the fabulous fans. View more info

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The High Mettled Racer Being the Story of "Revenge" Racehorse and Hunter

By: Lewis, Ernest

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Company Ltd: 1939

Edition: Uniform Edition

Seller Id: 37621

Condition: Very Good +


Blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt title on spine. All tips and spine ends lightly bumped, no rubbing or boards showing. The 230 pg text is tight and bright without soil, tears, names or turned corners. Stated "Uniform Edition" which is the second printing of 1939. First edition was 1933. A wonderful copy in an unclipped color reproduction pictorial dj showing large chip at head of frt panel and loss at tips and along rear spine edge. Displays OK on the shelf with spine title still legible. DJ now in new mylar sleeve. This is the autobiography of a racehorse who eventually beca... View more info

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How To Make Money Investing In Thoroughbreds

By: Lohman, Jack

Price: $12.00

Publisher: LA, C.C.S. Publishing Inc: 1979

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 25883

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing paperback with light surface and edge wear. No marks, highlighting, soil or tears within. 200 Fact-filled pages written by a professional horseman, simplifying sophisticated investment strategies into an easy to read and understand guide. You don't have to spend a fortune to be a part of the big time where YOUR horses' success stories can mean returns in the millions. View more info

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The Horseman's Year 1958

By: Lyon, W.E.; John Board, Glenda Spooner, John Hislop, et al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31849

Condition: Very Good


VG first edition hardcover, no dj. Lovely yellow cloth hardcover with bit of very light soil, corners bumped but not rubbed. Tight, unmarked, crisp 160 pg text. Includes: The National Hunt Season 1956-57 by Tom Nickalls/ Trotting: At Home and Abroad by Sidney Moorhouse/ Horses of the Cape of Good Hope by Ivanonia Roworth/ The Schumanns and Their Horses by Paul de Cordon/ The Horses of Canada by Stanley Harrison/ Recent Long Distance Rides by Stella A. Walker/ The New Zealand Station Hack by Ben Rutherford/ The Australian Stockhorse by John Balfour Brown/ The Gypsy and His Horse by Antony D... View more info

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Speed and the Thoroughbred The Complete History Patrons' Edition

By: Mackay-Smith, Alexander

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Derrydale: 2000

Edition: First Limited Edition

Inscription: Patrons' Edition

Seller Id: 31573

ISBN: 1586670409

Condition: Very Good


Lovely copy with negligible light spot on head of spine. Front board slightly sprung, tips sharp, internally as new. One of only 62 copies of the The "Patron's Edition" with a tipped-in vellum sheet presenting this volume to Mr & Mrs. Charles C. Abeles. Not signed by Alex but probably written by him. 193 pp, Illustrated with paintings, prints and photographs of the breeders, stallions and mares who shaped the thoroughbred lines from the 1500's to the twentieth century. Foreword by John T. von Stade. Publisher's letter to the patron laid-in: "the Patron's Edition was offered onl... View more info

Image for The Colonial Quarter Race Horse SIGNED, LIMITED  America's First Breed of Horses,  America's Native Breed of Running Horses,  The World's Oldest Breed of Race Horsees,  Prive Source of Short Speed

The Colonial Quarter Race Horse SIGNED, LIMITED America's First Breed of Horses, America's Native Breed of Running Horses, The World's Oldest Breed of Race Horsees, Prive Source of Short Speed

By: Mackay-Smith, Alexander; Foreword by Robert Moorman Denhardt

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Middleburg, VA, Helen Klegberg Groves: 1983

Edition: 1st Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 45820

Condition: Fine


First limited edition signed by A. M-S. on Limitation page, Un-numbered volume limited to 1500 copies. Splendid offering in red pebbled leather with bright gilt titles, sharp tips and spine ends. No other markings inside, no names, tears or soil. 328 pp text is profusely illustrated with reproduction plates, line drawings, engravings and charts. Dedicated to Robert J. Kleberg and to his wife, Helen Klegberg Groves, and Helen's name is on the copyright page, privately published by her and printed at Whittet & Shepperson, Rochmond, VA. Unclipped dust jacket, illustrated by Sam Savitt, shows... View more info

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The Triple Crown

By: May, Julian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: MN, Creative Education Society: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22957

ISBN: 0871915278

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover. Part of the sports classics series for children by Creative Education. Clean and bright ex-library copy with fep removed, pocket pulled, corners bumped with color loss but no boards worn through. 48 pg book on Thoroughbred racing discusses the nine horses that have won in a single year all three races comprising the Triple Crown Championship. The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. View more info

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The Seabiscuit Story From the Pages of the Nation's Most Prominent Racing Magazine

By: McEvoy, John Editor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: KY, Eclipse Books/ Blood Horse: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28512

ISBN: 158150098X

Condition: As New


200 pgs. The amazing rags-to-riches story of 1930s hero Seabiscuit is chronicled in the pages of the country's most respected horse magazine. Using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit's life and racing career as reported in the pages of "The Blood-Horse magazine, The Seabiscuit Story tells the amazing rags-to-riches story of this 1930s horse racing phenomenon. Chapters: Introduction/ 1935-1936: Out of Obscurity/ 1937: Stardom/ 1938: A Match for the Ages/ 1939-1940: A Glorious Farewell/ 1941-Beyond: The Legend Lives/ Past Performances/ Race Charts/ Photo Credits/ About the Editor. View more info

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Kentucky Derby Winner

By: McMeekin, Isabel McLennan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 46324

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright hardcover in 'tweedy green paper' covered boards showing age-toning at periphery with Famous Horse Stories and horse shoe on frt board. Board tips show color loss but no major rub through, spine ends bumped, 224 p. text tight and bright. Not exlib. Unclipped professionally reproduced color art dj in new mylar displays beautifully. Teen-age horse story. From the first page, its as though you are really there, in that sweet smelling barn with the Kentucky cardinal singing outside on the day when that "liddle red hoss" Aristides - was born. People around the foal knew he ... View more info

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Kentucky Derby Winner

By: McMeekin, Isabel McLennan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 36896

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright hardcover in 'tweedy green paper' covered boards with Famous Horse Stories and horse shoe on frt board. Former owner's name on fep, as well as rear pastedn, and another sig/date on frt pastedown. Board tips lightly rubbed, 224 p. text tight and bright. Not exlib. Unclipped professionally reproduced color art dj in new mylar displays beautifully. Teen-age horse story. From the first page, its as though you are really there, in that sweet smelling barn with the Kentucky cardinal singing outside on the day when that "liddle red hoss" Aristides - was born. People around the... View more info

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Kentucky Derby Winner

By: McMeekin, Isabel McLennan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, David McKay Co, Inc.: 1970

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller Id: 32605

Condition: Good +


10th printing hardcover exlib with fep removed. Color loss to extremities of soiled rust cloth. DJ flap pasted to fep. Unclipped full color photo reproduced dust jacket in new mylar is from the Grosset and Dunlap edition, still displays very well. Teen-age horse story. From the first page, its as though you are really there, in that sweet smelling barn with the Kentucky cardinal singing outside on the day when that "liddle red hoss" Aristides - was born. People around the foal knew he was destined for greatness. This story is of "Risty" and his win at the first Kentucky Der... View more info

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Own A Racehorse Without Spending a Fortune. Partnering In The Sport of Kings.

By: Metzel, Harold

Price: $5.00

Publisher: KY, Eclipse Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44200

ISBN: 1581501005

Condition: As New


Gift quality 1st US edition in unclipped mint condition dj in new mylar. 176 pp. Red paper over hardboards with gilt titles on backstrip. Owning a piece of a racehorse is the easiest, least expensive and safest way to participate in the Sport of Kings. The author offers a personal and practical primer on racehorse partnerships. View more info

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The Daily Racing Form American Racing Manual 2005 The Official Encyclopedia of Thoroughbred Racing

By: Prather, Paula Welch Editor

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32480

Condition: Near Fine


Massive volume showing negligible wear to navy leather boards with bright gilt titles. One micro soil spot on blank fep. Unclipped dj in new mylar a bit creased at spine ends. Exhaustive reference of TB racing in America. 1585 pp plus 609 pp of appendices. View more info

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Register Of Thoroughbred Stallions 1925 Vol VII

By: Prior, F.M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Sporting Life And Sportsman Office: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40525

Condition: Very Good


Title continues: Containing the tabulated pedigrees and racing performances of two hundred and eight sires at the Stud in Great Britain and Ireland. Together with an Appendix, giving shorter pedigrees of four hundred and eighty-four additional Stallions. Red cloth hardcover with bright gilt titles. Tips bumped and rubbed but not frayed. Small closed break in cloth on rear board fore-edge, gutters fine, hinges fine. 259 pp text bright, spine cracked in several places but no loose leaves or problems. Additional 7 pp Index to Horses and Mares shewn with two of more generations in the foregoing Pe... View more info

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Racing Without Tears

By: Ramsden, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22954

Condition: Fine


92 pp with a forward by Lord Willoughby de Broke; Drawings by Margaret Steen. Red covers with silver title on spine, Dust jacket is a professional reproduction. Great quiz type book which provides a glossary for those whose vocabulary is unequal to their enthusiasm for Racing. View more info