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Who's Who and Where in Horsedom by J.H. Ransom 1951 Thoroughbred, Saddlebred, Standardbred

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 VOLUME IV – 1951

“THE 400 of the SPORT OF KINGS”

Mistress of Dodge Stables and Castleton Farms
and of Wing Commander fame

This book gives a facinating history of the great breeding farms and estates, their successes and failures. All the life stories of the owners and their families, the famous trainers and horses. This magnificent book with a treasure of outstanding vintage photographs.
Sections for: Saddlebreds, Thoroughbreds, Walking Horses, Hackneys and Standardbreds.  Lots of interesting articles some of which include: Beautiful and Fabulous Santa Anita, Cadet Commander, Castleton-Producer of Great Horses,  Calumet Farm Carries On, Champions of the Turf, Evolution of a Great show Stable (Dodge Stable - John Dodge the motor car tycoon), Hall of Fame of Trotters and Pacer, Henry Knight-King of the Horsemen, Kentucky Derby 1951, Merry Go Boy :King of the Walking Horses, Samuel Doyle Riddle, The Hambletonian, Lonnie Hayden,The Year of Spendthrift Farm,  and so many more. Fascinating reading!
Dozens of personality sketches, photographs of influential farms, photographs and stories of people and horses of prominence.

100's of vintage photographs.  Here’s just a few:
Saddlebreds: Ace’s Patrician Lady, Alice Knight, America’s Sweetheart, American Dictator, Anacacho Denmark, Anacacho Shamrock & J. Wallace Bailey, Arletha’s Stonewall Sug Utz, Barbara Stanwyck, Beau Fortune, Beau Gallant, Beau’s Starlight, Brilliant Rocket, Burma Girl, Call Me Bus Boy, Cameo Kirby, Cinderella Stonewall & Jane Fahey, Dee Dee Tee, Emerald Future, Enchanted, Etta Kett, Forest King, Front Page Lady & J. Wallace Bailey, Garrymore, Genius of Stonyridge, Golden Arbor, Harmony Lane, Hit Parader, Hytone King, Just Like a Melody, Kalarama Colonel, Kathie Glenna & Ray Cowden, King of Rose-A-Lee, King of the South & Shine Ogan, Lady Ballerina & Rex Parkinson, Last Minute & Marion Brown, Lovely Maid, Man of the Hour, Mary Laughter, Meadow Princess & Earl Teater, Mighty Atom, Miss Dixie Rebel, National Anthem, Night of Folly, Noble Kalarama, Noble’s Color Added, Rhododendron & Tom McCray, Ridgefield’s Denmark, Ridgefield’s Genius & Garland Bradshaw, Royal Bachelor & David Neil, Royal Charm, Royal Lady & Rex Parkinson, Royal Rex Sea, Sadi Sue, Show Boat, Shirley Stonewall & Ellis Waggoner, Song of Norway & Jim B. Robertson, Southern Commander, Sparkling Aire, Stonewall’s First Lady, Susannah, Suzi Q., Sweetheart on Parade & Lonnie Hayden, The Lemon Drop Kid, The Maharajah, The Pheasant, The Supreme Ace, Topsy Turvy, Trotwood Chief, Wing Commander & Earl Teater,

Thoroughbreds: Blue Larkspur (Belmont Winner), Burgoo King, Bubbling Over (Derby Winner), Citation (Triple Crown Winner) with Eddie Arcaro, Miche, Colonus, Burning Dream, Old Rockport (Santa Anita Winner), Bold Gallant, Cavalcade (Derby Winner 1934), Hill Prince (Preakness) with Eddie Arcaro, Counterpoint (Horse of the Year), Count Turf (Derby 1951) Gallant Fox, Noor, Jet Pilot,

Walkers: Merry Go Boy, Go Boy’s Souvenir, Go Boy’s Ace, Midnight Mystery, Midnight Sensation, Honey Gold,
The Governor 
Standardbred: Good Time, Tar Heel, Ford Hanover, Worthy Boy
These hard to find books are a must have for fans of horse racing, Saddlebreds, Hackney ponies, Standardbreds and Tennessee Walking horses.
Hard cover book in very good condition for age, 549 pages, copyright 1951, published by the author
The Ransom Publishing Company, Lexington, Kentucky