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Who's Who and Where in Horsedom 1952 Vol. V by J.H. Ransom, Thoroughbred, Standardbred, Walking Horse, Saddlebred champions

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VOLUME V – 1952

dedicated to Mrs. Gene Markey, Owner of Calumet Farm

signed and inscribed by the author

There were a total of 17 Volumes of WHO’S WHO IN HORSEDOM the first 14 by J.H. Ransom. So much history in these books. The life stories famous owners, trainers, jockeys, drivers, and horses as well as hundreds of historic photos.      

Sections for:  Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds and Show Horses- American Saddlebred, Tennessee Walking Horses and Hackneys

Personality Profiles of whos who in the horse world

   Report: “Saddle & Bridle the First 25 Years.”  This is so historical

Graves of famous Saddle Horses

      Section devoted to Belmont Park and “America’s Greatest Racing.”  Gives all the history of Belmont    

      The Saddle Horse sections always have the first page “Memories of a Railbird…” by Jim Ransom

     And the HORSES:  All the greats you heard of are profiled in this book with outstanding vintage photographs.  Here’s just a few: 

  Saddlebreds:  Anacacho Shamrock, Ann Rutledge, Wing Commander, Beau Gallant, Parading Lady, Cameo Kirby, Carolina Caroline, Dawn Patrol, Emerald Future, Fairview Blanchita &, Fiery Fantacy, Flirtation Walk, Genius of Stoneyridge, Kalarama Colonel, King of Rose-A-Lee, Mass O Gold, Miss America, Reverie’s Thunderhead, Ridgefield’s Denmark, Ridgefield’s Genius, Royal Kalarama, Sashay , Show Boat, Sparkling Waters, Stonewall’s Duke of  Dixie, Stonewall’s Peep of Dawn, Veiled Prophet, Anacacho Empire, The Kansas Kid, Wild Honey, Naw Kaw, Sir Emerald, Our Version, Genius Bud and so many more....
Walkers:   Talk of the Town, Five Minutes to Midnight, King of Midnight, Go Boy’s Ace, Go Boy’s Souvenir, Midnight Sun,
      Thoroughbreds:   Native Dancer as a 2 year old, Hill Gail ’52 Derby winner, Crafty Admiral, Real Delight, Mark Ye Well,  A Gleam, Elwood-1904 Kentucky Derby winner and first starter in the Derby owned and bred by a woman, Wait a Bit, One Count, Miche, Cosmic Bomb Rippey and more.
Standardbred:  Sharp Note, Wilmingtons Star, Prince Phillip, Sampson Hanover, Lusty Song, Dudley Hanover, Miss Tilly

The Jerald Sulky Company

Driver Profiles: Fred Egan, Bion Shiley, Harry Curtis Fitzpatrick, Frank Ervin, Wayne "Curley Smart, Harry Eugene Pownall, Willian "Billy" Haughton, Ralph Baldwin, Delvin Miller, Levi Harner, Bernard James "Benny" Schue, Joe OBrien,
      Articles on the great breeding farms, some include: Almahusrt, Calumet, Castleton, Evertime, Pickwick, Spendthrift, Walnut Hall. You will love reading all about the farms, the families, the successes, the failures.

Great old ads in the back with loads of old photos

      These books are really wonderful for the amount of interesting history and wonderful old photographs. I can't even imagine the time and dedication it took to compile all this information and pictures before the use of computers and digital photography. There is nothing I know of that compares in any contemporary publication.

This is a vintage must have addition to the libraries of any Saddlebred enthusiast, or fans of Thoroughbred and harness racing.

Indexed for Saddle Horse exhibitors, Saddle Horse farms and stables, Saddle Horse stallions, Hackney exhibitors, Walking Horse exhibitors, Walking Horse stallions, horse shows, Racing organizations, Standardbred owners, breeders and drivers, Standardbred Stallions, Thoroughbred Breeding Farms, Thoroughbred Stallions, Hotels, Restaurants and MORE

Loaded with wonderful historic photographs, fascinating articles, luminaries and champions, personality sketches

Hard cover book 479 Pages, normal use wear and aging for a 68 year old book, a treasure of old B&W photographs, copyright 1953,

Signed and inscribed by the author