Hardcover. Washington DC, Frank H. Dunton, 1st, 1891, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, terra-cotta cloth, gilt title on spine faded, unpaginated, floral decorated end papers. Light edgewear, clean tight copy.
Hardcover. Hartford, W.H. Gocher, 1st, 1903, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 314 pages. Previous owners inscription and stamping on front and rear endpapers. Light rubbing to covers. Corners bumped. Memoirs of harness racing through the last half of the nineteenth century.
Hardcover. NY, Putnam, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket. Describes how an unheralded New York horse--trained by a journeyman, ridden by a hard-luck jockey, and owned by a tiny stable founded by a group of high-school buddies from Sackets Harbor--beat the champions and their multimillionaire owners to sweep to the brink of the Triple Crown.
Hardcover. NY, PublicAffairs, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The former editor of the Chicago Tribune tells the story of his entry into the world of thoroughbred breeding, profiles Kentucky's racehorse culture, and chronicles his successful breeding of Monarchos, the 2001 Kentucky Derby winner.
Hardcover. London, Country Life, 1st, 1926, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth stamped in gilt. Color frontispiece and 24 b&w plates by Lionel Edwards. Spine faded. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 2nd pr., 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. SIGNED BY BILL SMITH on title page. 194 pages. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 2nd pr., 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, SIGNED BY BILL SMITH on title page. 194 pages. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, St. Martin's Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated with b&w photos. Dorothy Ours's Man o' War: A Legend Like Lightning tells the fascinating true story of one of the greatest racehorses who ever lived. His trainer said that managing him was like holding a tiger by the tail. His owner compared him to "chain lightning." His jockeys found their lives transformed by him, in triumphant and distressing ways. All of them became caught in a battle for honesty. Born in 1917, Man o' War grew from a rebellious youngster into perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time. He set such astonishing speed records that The New York Times called him a "Speed Miracle." Often he won with so much energy in reserve that experts wondered how much faster he could have gone. Over the years, this and other mysteries would envelop the great Man o' War. The truth remained problematic. Even as Man o' War--known as "Big Red"--came to power, attracting record crowds and rave publicity, the colorful sport of Thoroughbred racing struggled for integrity. His lone defeat, suffered a few weeks before gamblers fixed the 1919 World Series, spawned lasting rumors that he, too, had been the victim of a fix
Hardcover. Manila , Manila Polo Club , 1st, 1984 , Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 152 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Extensive b&w and color photography throughout. Illustrated end papers and fly leaves. Blind stamp on front cover. Musty odor, otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Lexington KY, Eclipse Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Patrick Smithwick has written an unusually moving memoir about growing up in the hell-bent-for-leather world of Thoroughbred racing as the son of Hall of Fame steeplechase jockey A.P. "Paddy" Smithwick. Racing My Father is the story of a son working alongside his father throughout summer mornings, and then hopping in a "hot car," windows up, heater blasting - so his father can sweat off a few more pounds - and driving his father to the track where the races will be held in the afternoon. Paddy Smithwick was a natural. He was a charismatic figure. He was the greatest steeplechase rider in America in the 1950s and '60s, winning all the big races, leading the country in raes won four times, dominating the sport with his style, ability, heart, and gentlemanly demeanor. Patrick Smithwick is also a natural. As a jockey, he won steeplechase races. As a writer, he's won awards. There are hints of the innocence of Huck Finn as Smithwick starts off his account of serving his apprenticeship with his father. The innocence ends when his father is paralyzed in a bad fall. Yet, the youthful Smithwick helps his father work his way back into racing, and the father-son, trainer-rider team ends up in the winner's circle at Saratoga Springs. Smithwick has recreated his own Yoknapatawpha County - with its gritty backsides and polished clubhouses, its knotty characters and sleek racehorses. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Lexington KY, Eclipse Press, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 197 pages, b&w photos. A humorous look at the life of the sport with recollections from some of racing's more unusual and interesting individuals. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Cupples and Leon, 1st , 1931, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Color decorated boards. Black & white cartoons (C)1930 from the Chicago Tribune. Last page states this is book #4 of the Smitty Series. Cardboard covers worn, markings on boards. Previous owner's pencil markings on front fly leaf and rear cover.
Hardcover. New York, C. M. Saxon & Co, 1st, 1856, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 384 pages. Hardcover. Extensive b&w illustrations throughout. Gilt titles on spine. Blind stamp decoration on covers. Includes appendix of books available from the publisher. Edge wear and tearing to spine. Shelf wear to covers. Foxing to top edge and preliminary pages. Otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Hyperion, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Focusing on the 1999 Derby winner Charismatic, Mitchell traces this horse's amazing and ultimately tragic story, from the birth of the foal through its surprising rise to fame to its tragic death. Mitchell also follows the major players in Charismatic's life, including the family who bred him, the trainer, the owners, and the famed jockey Chris Antley, whose own tragic story matches that of his horse.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1st US, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 288 pages, b&w illustrations. In a worn, frayed dust jacket with a darkened spine. Included also are Veterinary Notes by Col. Todd and a chapter on Pig-Sticking by Lieut. Col. Arthur Brooke. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and drawings. Not an ex-library copy. No remainder marks. No names or marks in the text. No date but probably 1929.