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The Blue Ribbon of the Turf Louis Curzon

The Blue Ribbon of the Turf

Louis Curzon

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781332003365
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414 pages
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Excerpt from The Blue Ribbon of the TurfWhen the hundredth anniversary of the Derby fell to be celebrated, I thought we might then see announced a history of the turfs most-coveted prize. But the centenary of the world-renowned race passed overMoreExcerpt from The Blue Ribbon of the TurfWhen the hundredth anniversary of the Derby fell to be celebrated, I thought we might then see announced a history of the turfs most-coveted prize. But the centenary of the world-renowned race passed over without anyone having ventured to write a sketch of its history. That task has in the meantime been left to me: and has been a pleasant one, although materials for a chronicle of the earlier contests have proved scarce.I have made several vain searches to procure a list of entries for the first Derby- fortunately, however, the names of the runners for what proved to be the beginning of a wonderful series of tine races have been preserved, and a competent authority has informed me that the entries for the premier Derby were taken when the horses were two-year-olds, and that the gentlemen promised to subscribe again.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.