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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

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Mares, Foals and Foaling A Handbook for the Small Breeder

By: Andrist, Friedrich; Translated By Anthony Dent; Foreword By Professor J. McCunn, Into By Phyllis Hinton

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1981

Seller Id: 46089

ISBN: 0851310532

Condition: Near Fine


14th printing paperback in photo-illustrated card covers with one small rub with bit of color loss on frt, negligible surface soil on rear cover, else fine. No names or tears. Well illustrated 56 pp stapled booklet which addresses all one would need to know about the female side of the breeding process. Includes The Automatic Almanac which is a rotating tool that gives an estimate of the date the foal will arrive based on the last day the mare was covered. 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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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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Bloodlines of Hunters & Jumpers in North America Books I, II, III

By: Birdsall, P. H., D.V.M.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46925

Condition: Very Good


Very nice trio of paperback in burgundy card covers showing a rider flying a horse over a wide oxer in show jumping. No names, tears or soil in the books. Covers show light color loss at periphery from storage. Text is tight, bright and solid. Highly sought and quite collectible reference set for anyone who wants to know their horse's "family tree". Does your horse have Nasrullah or Man O'War in its past? You can find out now. Book I: General Index/ Cross Reference Index 143 pp. Book II: Hunters/ Three Day Eventers/ Steeplechasers 231 pp. Book III: Jumpers 213 pp. View more info

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The Compendium of Sport Horse Bloodlines

By: Birdsall, P.H., D.V.M.

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Canada, Privately Published: 1987

Seller Id: 46880

Condition: Near Fine


Rare, gift quality three-ring binder has brown faux leather covered heavy boards that securely hold 534 crisp, clean pages and has title/author in gilt on frt cover and back strip of binder. No names, soil within or out, no splits on the binder anywhere. Looks like new. Some page holes have adhesive reinforcements over them, but it is a super tidy volume. Includes an exhaustive 534 pages of research particulars on the bloodlines on all types of sport horse or warmblood breeds. The general index section is 208 pp. following that are Sires of Major Winners 13 pp, Followed by 17 pages of s... 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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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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The Turf

By: Carr, Sara & Raymond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford, NY, Oxford University Press: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46955

ISBN: 0192141147

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first printing hardcover in dark green textured paper covered boards with bright gilt spine title. An addition into the Small Oxford Books series, it is not ex-library, it shows sharp tips and barely brushed spine ends, the 112 pp text is crisp with ghosting from an erased pencil price on fep. Un-clipped original, glossy dust wrapper in new mylar displays beautifully. A lovely gift book, the perfect size to tuck into a Christmas stocking: 8" x 4" x 1/2". Illustrated with a myriad of black and white line drawings such as the one on the jacket. It contains, prose, ... View more info

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Between Mare and Foal. The Mare Owner's Handbook. Farnam Horse Library #256

By: Coen, Sue

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Farnam Horse Library: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39577

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant copy in glossy photo illustrated heavy card covers, tips showing negligible color loss from storage, one minor pen doodle on foot of rear cover does not cover any of the text written there, else the 91 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Well illustrated in color photos, a handy volume in a compact size. First Edition, thus stated. Intro/ Should I Breed my Mare?/ The Broodmare: Considerations in Selection/ The Stallion: Considerations in Selection/ When Should the Mare be Bred?/ Heredity and Environment/ Systems of Breeding/ Determination of Pregnancy/ Care of the Pregnant Mare/ Foaling/ ... 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: 47073

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

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Horses and Ponies Their Breeding, Feeding & Management

By: de Beaumont, Marguerite

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15898

ISBN: 0851312209

Condition: Near Fine


1st Edition near fine hard cover with bumped spine ends, dedication on fep, 144 pp text crisp and unmarked. Illustrated orange dj shows a photo of a pretty dapple grey horse in a show ring is sunned on spine but displays well in new mylar. Well iIllustrated with b/w drawings, photos and line illustrations of fat show horses under saddle and in hand. Uncommon book covers Breeding/ Founding a Stud/ Handling Foals/ Weaning/ Health in Stables/ Stable Work and Staff/ The Brood Mare/ The Stallion/ Horse Care in Winter and many more. View more info

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The Quarter Running Horse

By: Denhardt, Robert Moorman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, Red River Books Division: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46714

ISBN: 0806135689

Condition: Very Good


First published 1979 by Univ of OK Press. This is stated the second printing of the first Red River Books division 2003. Published with 62 b/w photographs and line drawings. Matte color photo-illustrated softcover displays beautifully. Tips and spine ends sharp, no names, tears or soil within the 302 pp text. Equine specialist Robert Moorman Denhardt presents the story of the origins and evolution by b reeding of America's horse: the Quarter Running Horse. A thorough account that begins in 1607 with the earliest colonial importations of horses and continuing to the Quarter Horse's cros... View more info

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It's Stunning Kid!

By: DiFiore, Frank R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: CA, Westcliff Publications: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22680

ISBN: 0932896006

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in near fine, original, unclipped dj in new mylar. 1 tiny chip at head of rear dj panel. 154 p. No front endppr, book opens to title page. A novel of intrigue, about horses and the people who breed them, one way or another! Nice fireside fiction for any race fan. View more info