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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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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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Flat-Racing Since 1900

By: Bland, Ernest: Editor; Foreword by The Earl Of Rosebery, K.T.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Dakers Ltd.: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 47078

Condition: Near Fine


First edition very attractive gift quality hardcover in pine green cloth covered boards with bright gilt titles. Tips and spine ends still sharp. Tiny ink initials under the front dj flap, two dates on fep, no other marks, no soil or tears in the 339 pp text that has a further 17 page section of results of fifty years' Classic Races, winners and their stats. Full color, unclipped dj is a professional reproduction that has a 1/4" closed tear at the head of the rear gutter, spine a bit darkened on backstrp and a hint of light surface soil on the white background rear panel that shows a fu... 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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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

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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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Betting on Myself Adventures of a Horseplayer and Publisher

By: Crist, Steven

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45870

ISBN: 097264010X

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in black/cream paper covered boards showing lightly bumped bottom tips. 228 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped dust wrapper with matching lightly bumped tips and foot of spine displays well in new mylar. A fast-paced read of a Manhattan newspaper reporter, jazz piano player, Harvard grad who took a whimsical trip to the local greyhound track and his life was never the same. Steven Crist today is chairman and publisher of the Daily Racing Form after a long and wild ride through the worlds of journalism, gambling, politics, and high finance. View more info

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Riding Recollections and Turf Stories

By: Custance, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28459

Condition: Fair


Boards bumped at extremities, gilt illustration of galloping jockeys and horses on slightly age-toned ft cover, internally tight and bright w/teal endpapers and gift dedication on half title page. Moderate foxing on outer leaves and tissue guarded frontis. Backstrip of cloth slightly abraded from storage but displays OK on the shelf. Accounts of the authors exploits and reminiscences at the track and in the hunt field. 304 pp. View more info

Image for American Race Horses 1957  An Annual Review of The Breeding and the Performances of the Outstanding Thoroughbreds of the Year in Flat Racing and Steeplechasing

American Race Horses 1957 An Annual Review of The Breeding and the Performances of the Outstanding Thoroughbreds of the Year in Flat Racing and Steeplechasing

By: Estes, Joe; et al

Price: $38.00

Publisher: KY, American Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Inc.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45016

Condition: Very Good +


Rust cloth with bumped tips and few light white smudges on foot of frt and rear covers, no marks on back strip, gilt titles bright. 326 pp. Hinges fine, no former owners marks, soil or tears inside. View more info

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In Pursuit of The Big Horse

By: Forman, Lee Phillip

Price: $8.00

Publisher: IL, Taylor Road Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34590

ISBN: 0964733927

Condition: Fine


The author recounts his experiences in the world of horse racing and the excitement of owning a race horse. 197 pgs plus several pages of b/w photos in rear. View more info