American Race Horses 1939 [Challedon, Bull Lea, Eight Thirty, etc.]

Hervey, John ("Salvator"). American Race Horses 1939. NY: Sagamore Press 1940. 223p, many photos by Bert Clark Thayer, Bert Morgan, Sutcliffe, etc. Introd. by John Hay Whitney, ed. by Peter Vischer. Very good hardcover; no d.j., as usual. One of 1500 copies. ** The fourth volume of this informative annual "review of the breeding and the performances of the outstanding Thoroughbreds of the year engaged in racing, steeplechasing and hunt races." Profiles of the 27 top horses of 1939: Bimelech, Challedon (Horse of the Year), Eight Thirty, Johnstown, Bull Lea, Kayak II, etc. With handsome conformation photos of almost every runner, and 4-generation pedigrees. Unlike other years, there is no separate chapter on jump racing in this volume. With charts of the major races. (Wells 156). Item #55

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