BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – MAKERS OF THE MODERN THOROUGHBRED by PETER WILLETT

  • £11.99


Makers of the Modern Thoroughbred examines the techniques and philosophy of some of the most important breeders of the 20th century, including the Aga Khan, Lord Derby, Marcel Boussac, Federico Tesio and many more

This is a first edition published by Stanley Paul in London in 1984 - it is 272 page hardback, green cloth cover with gold lettering on the spine complete with dustjacket measuring 9.5" (24cm) x 6.25" (16.5cm) x 1.25" (3cm) ISBN 0091584000

The book itself has a tiny bit of shelf wear but is otherwise in excellent condition with no written dedications or age related discolouration – as you can see from the photos, the dustjacket is also in great condition and has been price-clipped

A good quality publication, this is a nice collectable book and a great read for the turf enthusiast, it will make a fine addition to any racing library

Related Products

JULIANA COLD CAST BRONZE MARE & FOAL

JULIANA COLD CAST BRONZE MARE & FOAL

This lovely cold cast bronze figure is from the hand made Juliana Animal Figurines ..

£48.99

ONYX-ART CUFFLINK GIFT SET – RACEHORSES, HORSESHOES & SADDLES

ONYX-ART CUFFLINK GIFT SET – RACEHORSES, HORSESHOES & SADDLES

These fine quality cufflinks are new and come in a nice presentation boxThey are an ideal..

£36.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – RACING POST DIRECTORY OF THE TURF 1990

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – RACING POST DIRECTORY OF THE TURF 1990

This 1990 Directory of the Turf was produced by The Racing Post in conjunction with Pacemaker Publ..

£19.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – BETWEEN THE FLAGS, A HISTORY OF IRISH STEEPLECHASING by COLONEL SJ WATSON

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – BETWEEN THE FLAGS, A HISTORY OF IRISH STEEPLECHASING by COLONEL SJ WATSON

In this fascinating book, Colonel SJ Watson tells the story of Irish Steeplechasing, right form the..

£34.99

BOOK – ART – JOHN SKEAPING (EQUINE SCULPTOR) – DRAWN FROM LIFE

BOOK – ART – JOHN SKEAPING (EQUINE SCULPTOR) – DRAWN FROM LIFE

Drawn From Life is the autobiography of John Skeaping, one of the most celebrated British sculptors..

£14.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – COPE’S ROYAL CAVALCADE OF THE TURF

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – COPE’S ROYAL CAVALCADE OF THE TURF

Cope’s Royal Cavalcade of the Turf deals with the fascinating story of Royalty’s close association..

£9.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – NEWMARKET, FROM JAMES 1st TO THE PRESENT DAY by LAURA THOMPSON

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – NEWMARKET, FROM JAMES 1st TO THE PRESENT DAY by LAURA THOMPSON

In this fascinating book, Laura Thompson tells the story of Newmarket as horseracing’s historic he..

£17.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE WINTER KINGS by IVOR HERBERT & PATRICIA SMYLY

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE WINTER KINGS by IVOR HERBERT & PATRICIA SMYLY

The Winter Kings by Ivor Herbert and Patricia Smyly tells the stories of many of the great steeple..

£12.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – KIPLING ON HORSES AND HORSEMEN

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – KIPLING ON HORSES AND HORSEMEN

In this book, the first of a series collecting Rudyard Kipling’s writings on a variety of matters ..

£9.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THEY’RE OFF or ROUGH’S GUIDE TO THE TURF by RIFF & RAFF

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THEY’RE OFF or ROUGH’S GUIDE TO THE TURF by RIFF & RAFF

They’re Off is a very funny look at the skullduggery and colourful characters in the world of raci..

£14.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE GRAND NATIONAL – ANYBODY’S RACE by PETER KING

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE GRAND NATIONAL – ANYBODY’S RACE by PETER KING

In this fascinating book, Peter King describes the Grand National’s history from its origins in th..

£9.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE WILL TO WIN – THE TRUE STORY OF TOMMY SMITH AND JAY TRUMP, GRAND NATIONAL WINNER 1965  by JANE McILVAINE

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE WILL TO WIN – THE TRUE STORY OF TOMMY SMITH AND JAY TRUMP, GRAND NATIONAL WINNER 1965 by JANE McILVAINE

Twice winners of America’s toughest steeplechase, the Maryland Hunt Cup, in 1965 amateur jockey To..

£39.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF FLAT RACING by ROGER MORTIMER

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF FLAT RACING by ROGER MORTIMER

The encyclopaedia of Flat Racing by Roger Mortimer, racing correspondent of the Sunday Times, cove..

£24.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE WORLD OF HENRY ALKEN by AUBREY NOAKES – 19th CENTURY EQUINE & SPORTING ART

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE WORLD OF HENRY ALKEN by AUBREY NOAKES – 19th CENTURY EQUINE & SPORTING ART

The World of Henry Alken recreates the sporting and social scene of the early 19th century through..

£12.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – HANDY ALL THE WAY, A TRAINER’S LIFE by PETER WALWYN

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – HANDY ALL THE WAY, A TRAINER’S LIFE by PETER WALWYN

Handy All The Way is the autobiography of Peter Walwyn - the first man to train 100 winners in a B..

£14.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – A LICENCE TO PRINT MONEY by JAMIE REID

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – A LICENCE TO PRINT MONEY by JAMIE REID

A Licence to Print Money sees Jamie Reid describe his experiences in various parts of the world of..

£8.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – BETTING by JEREMY MITCHELL

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – BETTING by JEREMY MITCHELL

A practical guide that explains how betting worked in the early 1970’s, much of it is still releva..

£6.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – WINTER’S TALE – STUDY OF A STABLE by IVOR HERBERT

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – WINTER’S TALE – STUDY OF A STABLE by IVOR HERBERT

The great Fred Winter was rider of Grand National winners Sundew & Kilmore, trainer of two mor..

£9.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE DERBY – A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS HORSE RACE by MICHAEL WYNN JONES

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE DERBY – A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS HORSE RACE by MICHAEL WYNN JONES

Published to celebrate the 200th running of The Derby in 1979, this fascinating book delves into t..

£8.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – NO REGRETS & ERMINE TALES - MEMOIRS OF THE 6th EARL OF CARNARVON

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – NO REGRETS & ERMINE TALES - MEMOIRS OF THE 6th EARL OF CARNARVON

No Regrets and Ermine Tales are the 6th Earl of Carnarvon’s humourous memoirs centred around his li..

£69.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE GUINNESS GUIDE TO STEEPLECHASING by GERRY CRANHAM, RICHARD PITMAN & JOHN OAKSEY

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE GUINNESS GUIDE TO STEEPLECHASING by GERRY CRANHAM, RICHARD PITMAN & JOHN OAKSEY

Full of Gerry Cranham’s superb photographs of glamourous chasers in full flow such as Midnight Cou..

£12.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE GUINNESS BOOK OF STEEPLECHASING by GERRY CRANHAM & RICHARD PITMAN

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE GUINNESS BOOK OF STEEPLECHASING by GERRY CRANHAM & RICHARD PITMAN

Full of Gerry Cranham’s superb photographs of glamorous chasers and hurdlers in full flow such as ..

£12.99

BOOK – SPORT – THE BOOK OF GAMBLING by PETER ARNOLD

BOOK – SPORT – THE BOOK OF GAMBLING by PETER ARNOLD

The Book of Gambling by Peter Arnold examines various forms of gamblingThis is a first edition pub..

£9.99

THE BEST OF RACING POST

THE BEST OF RACING POST

The Best of Racing Post lays out some of their finest articles from the first 6 years of its life ..

£9.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE GREAT RACEHORSES by JULIAN WILSON

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE GREAT RACEHORSES by JULIAN WILSON

The Great Racehorses is a tribute to 100 of the truly great racehorses of the last 200 years back ..

£9.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE LEGEND OF ISTABRAQ by MICHAEL CLOWER

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – THE LEGEND OF ISTABRAQ by MICHAEL CLOWER

In this fine book, celebrated Irish racing journalist Michael Clower tells the story of one of the..

£9.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – STEVE CAUTHEN by DEREK MITCHELL

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – STEVE CAUTHEN by DEREK MITCHELL

The only jockey to win the Triple Crown in both America and England, Steve Cauthen was quite simpl..

£8.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – RACING ’78 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – RACING ’78 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR

Racing ’78 takes a look at the highlights of the racing year, including the retirement of Red Rum,..

£8.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – MY GREATEST TRAINING TRIUMPH by JOHN HUGHES & PETER WATSON

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – MY GREATEST TRAINING TRIUMPH by JOHN HUGHES & PETER WATSON

A really interesting book, 24 top racehorse trainers from both the flat and National Hunt codes te..

£8.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – 100 GREATEST RACEHORSES by JULIAN WILSON

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – 100 GREATEST RACEHORSES by JULIAN WILSON

Julian Wilson’s 100 Greatest Racehorses is a tribute to 100 of the truly great racehorses of the l..

£8.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – QUEST FOR GREATNESS – A CELEBRATION OF LAMMTARRA AND THE 1995 RACING SEASON by LAURA THOMPSON

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – QUEST FOR GREATNESS – A CELEBRATION OF LAMMTARRA AND THE 1995 RACING SEASON by LAURA THOMPSON

Quest For Greatness takes us through the high profile races of the 1995 flat season, featuring som..

£9.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – HORSE RACING – THE INSIDE STORY by NOEL BLUNT

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – HORSE RACING – THE INSIDE STORY by NOEL BLUNT

This book takes a look at the horses, the people such as owners, trainers, jockeys and administrat..

£6.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – BEHIND THE SCENES IN HORSE RACING by CHARLIE HURT

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – BEHIND THE SCENES IN HORSE RACING by CHARLIE HURT

This book takes a look at the horses, the people such as owners, trainers, jockeys and administrat..

£8.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – CLASSIC HORSE RACES by ANNE HOLLAND

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – CLASSIC HORSE RACES by ANNE HOLLAND

This book takes a look at the famous moments from the history of both the flat and national hunt, ..

£6.99

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – TRAVELLING THE TURF 1995

BOOK – SPORT – HORSERACING – TRAVELLING THE TURF 1995

This 10th edition of Travelling the Turf is a complete guide to the racecourses of Great Britain &..

£9.99