1999. Item #10522
Bowen, Edward L. Matriarchs: Great Mares of the 20th Century. Lexington: Blood-Horse 1999. Stated first edition. 223p + many black-and-white photos. Very good hardcover (top fore-edges soiled) in very good d.j. (light shelf soil, front flap creased). ** Surveys the 24 most influential American Thoroughbred broodmares, whether as dams of prominent stallions, of champion race horses, or of daughters who produced champions. Includes Blue Delight, Hildene, La Troienne, Vagrancy, etc. With much family information in the text, plus tail female lines from these mares to the 1990s. The first volume of Bowen's books on Thoroughbred matriarchs, complete in itself.