1932. Item #16606
Cromwell, Thomas B., ed. The Blood-Horse [1932 complete]. Lexington, KY, 1932. 2 volumes containing all 53 issues, with original covers bound in. Over 1600p total, photo on every front cover and occasional photos inside (chiefly stallions at stud). Very good hardcover: hardcovers soiled and rubbed (especially one corner); magazine covers occasionally faded; content overall very good to fine. Two pages in vol. 2 are accidentally overprinted but can still be read. ** Vol. 1 lists the 1931 stakes winners (alphabetically and by Lowe family), stakes-placed horses, and stakes races. Volume 2 lists yearlings sold at 1932 North American auctions. These magazines are a treasure trove of racing information: news of horses, races, farms, and personalities; sales; ads; factual articles such as J.A. Estes on inbreeding in Kentucky Derby pedigrees; etc. The April 16 issue features a cover story on Phar Lap's death, with a poem by Estes. Other prominent horses during the year included Burgoo King, Dark Secret, Equipoise, Faireno, Questionnaire, and Top Flight. Both volumes are fully indexed. It would be hard to find all this information elsewhere. Heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.