We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. Watch this space for a forthcoming selection of books related to this theme.

Speed and the Thoroughbred: The Complete History
Mackay-Smith, Alexander

Mackay-Smith, Alexander. Speed and the Thoroughbred: The Complete History. Lanham, MD: Derrydale Press 2000. 193p, many ills. from old sources, some in color. Very good hardcover in very good d.j. Bookseller's label on front endpaper; owner's ink initials. ** Why and how the Thoroughbred was created, by a renowned historian of the breed. He traces three primary sources of speed--the pre-Christian Irish Hobby, the 16th-century English Running-Horse, and a few Middle Eastern imports--and identifies surviving speed lines into the 20th century, including tail females that are often overlooked. (Published at $50.00). (Item ID: 10960)


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