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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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Leopard The Story of my Horse.

By: Ansell, Col. Sir Michael, C.B.E., D.S.O., Foreword by H.R.H. Prince Clarles, Prince of Wales, K.G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: England, Quartilles International Ltd.: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45436

ISBN: 090302117X

Condition: Fine


Gift quality hardcover in dk green leatherette boards with bright gilt titles. Unclipped dj in new mylar is mint. 125 pp plus Epilogue & Glossary in rear. 29 illustrations. No names, tears or soil. Cover art from the painting "Cooling Streams" by the late Gilbert Holiday plus 28 b/w photos and line drawings throughout. Conveys in detail what it felt like to be a Cavalryman before the regiments were mechanized, and how that legendary life of hunting, steeplechasing, show-jumping and even trick riding, proved to be a perfect school for those who would soon have to lead their men in wa... 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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Country Illustrated Hunting Year Book 1999-2000 With Diary and Hunting Maps and Point-to-Point Meetings 2000

By: Balmain, Alastair Researched and Compiled for Country Life

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, St. Martin's Magazines PLC: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44352

Condition: Very Good


VG 1st edition hardcover in dark green cloth with bright gilt titles, Tips and spine ends sharp. Foxing on fep, else crisp and unmarked. No former ownership markings. 299 pp of text and approx 100 pgs of dated sections for filling in the day's sport. 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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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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Paul Brown Calendar 1946

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Brooks Brothers: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed, Limited Numbered

Seller Id: 44597

Condition: Very Good


Exceedingly rare 1st edition art calendar published by Brooks Brothers. Signed by Paul Brown. Number 924 of 1000 copies. All art is in black and white painted drawings without captions but each is signed by Brown (part of each print, not individually done as the limitation page is. This is an easel style item with five red plastic rings at top and red ribbon ties at bottom frayed and discolored but uneven & present, All twelve months present, occasional light marginal soil, mostly very clean and tidy. Paper is brittle and fragile in the red plastic bands. Moderately bowed satin gloss board... 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 Hunter - 'Chaser: An Authoritative Guide to Breeding, Making and Training

By: Brush, Peter, Lieut. Colonel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 33845

Condition: Very Good +


Front board has small bit of bleached cloth near lower fore edge. Foxing on title page, age toning on end pps. No names, tears or soil. Professionally reproduced color photo illust DJ shows wear and loss at extremities but displays well in new mylar. 192 pp. A well-written and authoritative book on breeding, making and training of the hunter-'chaser. The sound instruction and information given in this book make it a particularly valuable one for the amateur owner and would-be trainer, for whom primarily it is designed. 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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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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British Sporting Prints

By: Cadfryn-Roberts, John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, The Ariel Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40274

Condition: Very Good +


Giant book in slipcase. 18.5" tall x 13" wide. 1st edition hardcover with small tape repair to head of spine in original dust jacket showing light soil on white background, especially at front panel fore edge (coffee spill?). Includes original slipcase with moderate wear (foot of spine worn through, see pic), still holding together and has kept this book in VG form. Includes one dozen oversized plates plus one page biographies of artists by the likes of: Henry Alken 1748-1854, Two Plates: The "Right" Sort: Crack Riders of England & The "Wrong" Sort: The Craners of Eng... 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