The history of horse racing

by Roger Longrigg

Publisher: Stein and Day in New York

Written in English
Cover of: The history of horse racing | Roger Longrigg
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  • Horse racing,
  • History

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 312.

StatementForeword by Paul Mellon
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSF335.A1 L66
The Physical Object
Pagination320 p.
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24875140M
ISBN 100812814886
LC Control Number76190373

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