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Hushed Up Turf Stories Founded on Fact

By: A. D. L. "The Scout" of the "Daily Express

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Raggett & Co.:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46928

Condition: Very Good


Exceedingly rare offering, perfect gift for the racing fan who thinks they "have it all". The most remarkable series of true tales of the turf ever published. Every one of these stories is founded on fact. No date of publication listed, circa 1930's? No names, not exlib, no tears. Yellow cloth covered boards with black line illustration on frt board of a trainer talking to a jockey, while a woman holding a 'brolly' looks on. Cloth is grubby, surface woiled but not frayed. Moderate foxing on title page, endpapers, pastedowns plus few pages next to them. Bulk of 116 page text is ... View more info

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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 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

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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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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 Horse of Hurricane Hill

By: Anderson, C. W.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Leicester, England, Brockhampton Press Ltd.: 1959

Seller Id: 47001

Condition: Very Good


Second UK printing hardcover in medium green paper covered boards with bright white titles. First ever was published by Macmillan USA in 1956. First UK was published in 1958, this is the second UK printing of one year later, 1959. Book is slightly cocked and boards somewhat sprung but it is not noticeable unless the jacket is off and it is put flat on a table. There is no evidence of moisture anywhere and no musty smells. It is not a former library copy, there are no names, tears or soil in the tight, bright, crisp 107 pp text. Unclipped professionally reproduced dj from the Macmillan U... View more info

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Bobcat

By: Anderson, C.W.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Company: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46892

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing hardcover in red cloth boards with black titles. Spine ends and lower tips bumped, a few broken threads on the foot of the frt board from a small 'ding'. Fingerprint on inside rear cover, else no issues. No names, tears or other soil in the 99 page text. Illustrated with full page pencil art and a myriad of smaller drawings throughout by Anderson. Price clipped dust jacket is a professional reproduction that shows 1/4" chip at head of spine, 1" x 1/2" chip at head of rear gutter and small rubs at tips. Displays well on the shelf in new mylar. Y... View more info

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A Filly for Joan

By: Anderson, C.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Company: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46894

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in illustrated paper covered boards with white backgrounds, rust colored backstrip. Not exlib, Crisp, tight, bright, unmarked gift quality offering shows bumped spine ends, tips remain sharp. 105 page text is clean with superb full-page drawings done by "Andy" the author. A teen-aged girl's dream of having her own horse comes true. Joan watches her filly, Gallant Lady, grow into a well-mannered, high-headed racing mare. Bred from champions, raised with love and trained by the best, Gallant Lady lives up to her name and birthright in a "big race" endin... 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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Over The Sticks. The Sport of National Hunt Racing

By: Ayres, Michael; and Gary Newbon. Foreword by Lord Wigg

Price: $10.00

Publisher: England, Great Albion Books: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 29043

ISBN: 0715353918

Condition: Fine


Near fine/near fine dj. 216 pp text as new save for light curl to top of front dj panel. DJ not price clipped. Green hardcover boards straight and sharp. Includes a directory of National Hunt Organizations, a list of winners of major races, a chart of official scale of weight-for-age in rear. An exhaustive work on the sport of steeplechasing. After tracing the stormy history of steeplechasing from the first race over jumps - a three-horse event in Leicestershire in 1792 - to its gradual development into the spectacular attraction that it is today, the book takes the reader behind the scenes at... 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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National Velvet

By: Bagnold, Enid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1972

Edition: 19th Printing

Seller Id: MK46664

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover illustrated by Paul Brown shows light color loss at sharp tips and spine ends. Hint of soil on foot of page block and solid light blue rear cover. 306 pg text tight and bright. No names, tears or soil inside and no dj as published. Illustrated by one of the finest American equine artists of all time: Paul Brown. National Velvet is the story of a 14-year-old girl named Velvet Brown, who trains and rides her horse, named The Piebald, to victory in the Grand National steeplechase. The novel focuses on the ability of ordinary people, particularly women, to accomplish ... View more info

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Practical Jumping

By: Barrett, Major J.L.M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Country Life LTD.: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43423

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth hardcover with brown cloth spine. Corners bumped, boards sunned on periphery otherwise a clean, tight, unmarked first edition hardcover . 164 pp of jumping expertise conveyed with lovely pencil art by Charles Simpson. Chapters include: On the seat, over fences/ The first few fences/ Some jump practice/ Hunting fences/ Experience/ Buying Horses/ More on buying horses/ A Point-to-Point/ Show-Jumping/ Dublin Horse Show/ The Muckborough Horse Show/ Legs/ Hands/ Resistances and Evasions/ Various Remarks by Bellamy. View more info

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Thoughts Upon Hunting In A Series of Familiar Letters To A Friend. Presentation Copy Dated 1880 From Lord Charles Beresford to Mr. Frank Gillard. Former Copy of Dr. William Lay M.F.H.

By: Beckford, Peter Esq.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, James Toovey: 1879

Seller Id: 40521

Condition: Good


Sir Peter Beckford (1740-1811) writer and avid huntsman penned: Familiar letters from Italy, to a friend in England (2 vols., 1805), Thoughts upon hunting, in a series of familiar letters to a friend, 1781, Thoughts upon Hare and Fox Hunting, in a series of letters to a friend, 1781, and Thoughts on Fox Hunting, published 1791. Red cloth boards with black ruled borders and hunt cap/crossed whips on frt bd. Gilt fox mask and crossed whips/spurs and title on backstrip faded but remain legible. Corners bumped and rubbed but not unsightly. A very special presentation copy not signed by Beckfor... 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

ISBN: 0600563553

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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A Hundred Grand Nationals

By: Bird, T.H.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 20184

Condition: Good +


Green cloth with white title on cover, gilt title on darkened and marked back strip, cloth lightly rubbed at extremities with a 1 inch split in the cloth at foot of frt gutter and at head and foot of rear spine edge. Solid reading copy, see image. 204 pages, color frontispiece plus 30 other plates (prints & b/w photographs) in text. All pages and plates clean and bright save for bit of foxing on title page and edge of page block. T H Bird describes the confusion surrounding the date the Grand National was supposed to have started, the great horses associated with the race and the many human pe... 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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The Foxhunter's Week-End Book

By: Brock, D.W.E., M.F.H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Seely, Service & Co. Ltd:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 47002

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition hardcover in yellow cloth covered boards with brown cloth covered backstrip and 1" over gutters and boards. Paper spine title label is complete, boards show even handling soil, tips and spine ends bumped but not rubbed, illustrated endpps, 374 pp text has it's top edge dyed brown, rest is tight, bright and unmarked save for a few tiny soil dots on edge of page block. No date, circa 1945. Compact size: 7 1/4" By 5" . Original, lightly and evenly surface soiled cream background illustrated dj in new mylar shows a few small chips at head of spine and a half... View more info