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The English Turf; A Record of Horses and Courses (Paperback) Loot Price: R389
Discovery Miles 3 890
The English Turf; A Record of Horses and Courses (Paperback): Charles Richardson
The English Turf; A Record of Horses and Courses (Paperback): Charles Richardson

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The English Turf; A Record of Horses and Courses (Paperback)

Charles Richardson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X LINES OF BLOOD Evolution of the English thoroughbred--The origin from the East--Arabs, Barbs, Turks, and Persians--Wonderful increase in size--Stamina greater in Eastern breeds--Speed a modern development--Stayers more numerous than suspected--Four-mile heats v. sprints--The limit of pedigrees--The descent of Eclipse goes back to Eastern sires--Their mating with native maresRoyal mares--Table showing pedigree of Eclipse--Inbreeding--Lord D'Arcy's importations--Noted descendants of Eclipse--The Birdcatcher line--Isonomy--Isinglass--Janissary--The Stockwell line--Blair Athol--Ormonde, Orme, and Goldfinch--Xendal and Ormonde--Which was the better?--Their private trial--Galtee More well sold for. 20,000--Handsomest thoroughbred of modern times--Melton--Line of Camel--The Newminster family--Hermit--His extraordinary stud career--Characteristics of his get--Hermit mares as breeders--The Hampton family--Bought out of a Selling Race--His great race for the Northumberland Plate--Some of his descendants--The Touchstone line--Line of Tramp--His ancestors and descendants--A line to be encouraged--Line of Blacklock--The best staying family of to-day--King Fergus--Hambletonian--Whitelock--The St. Simon-Galopin family out of a 3 mare--Descriptions of Blacklock--Voltigeur--Galopin--St. Simon--The St. Simons as galloping machines--St. Simon's career--Ormonde or St. Simon the better horse?--Persimmon--Coupled with Harkaway as the horse of the century--Line of Herod--Four celebrated lines of descendants--Line of Godolphin--Matchem to Barcaldine--West Australian--The pick of England--Winning stock of Barcaldine. THE DARLEY ARABIAN THE LINE OF SIR HERCULES WE can be tolerably certain that "running horses" were held in high esteem in this country as far ba...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Charles Richardson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 126
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16429-3
Barcode: 9781150164293
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-16429-8

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