1880. Item #15653
Crickmore, H.G. Krik's Guide to the Turf: 1879-1880, Parts 1 and 2. NY: H.G. Crickmore, "The World," 1880. Over 690p, several track diagrams. Fair hardcover (full leather; backstrip crudely taped on). Homely on the shelf, but the binding is sturdy and will hold up to use; internally clean and complete. ** Part 1, complete in itself, is the racing record for 1880. It contains all the Thoroughbred racing results for 1880 "in the United States and Dominion of Canada, and by American-bred horses in England and British Guiana." With an index of every runner and its races, and sales results (including Belle Meade and Woodburn). Part 2 lists "nominations for all stakes to be run during 1880, and those that have closed for 1881-1882, with index." It also contains a "directory of owners, their colors, trainers, and jockeys -- principal racing associations, and how to reach their tracks -- winners of the prominent fixed events -- foals of 1879 -- record of the best performances -- glossary of racing terms and slang, etc., etc." It also gives scales of weights, earnings of stallions and their progeny, and other statistics. An early volume of this indispensable series for racing historians, the Daily Racing Form chart book and American Racing Manual of its day. Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.