1944. Item #3504
Goodwin, Harriet, ed. The Stake Bulletin. Belair, MD: The Stake Bulletin. Vols. 3-6 complete (1944-1947) plus 5 loose issues from 1949. Variously paged (ca. 20 pp. per issue); no ills. until 1949 (cover photos of Regret, Exterminator and Peanuts; several photos inside, including one of Alsab in a short feature about him). Mostly good hardcover (half leather, marbled boards, with original covers bound in). Covers shelf-rubbed and chipped at the tips. Internally very good and clean; sturdy. The loose 1949 issues are paperbound (covers soiled and creased); internally good. Some pages from these issues may loosen from the stapled binding. ** This small national monthly magazine of Thoroughbred horse racing started out as a listing of race meets and scheduled stakes races, their conditions and fees. It eventually added racing press releases, news from the racing press, letters from readers, and classified ads of horses and other things for sale. The 1949 issues add some short articles. The Stake Bulletin acted as the distributor for American Race Horses and other books, so there are ads throughout for these titles. A good primary source for an institutional history of racing. total, $25.00[a].