Steeplechasing : A Complete History of the Sport in North America

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Steeplechasing provides a long, colorful history of the sport and gives behind-the-scenes portraits of the horses, people, and places of the chase. From the 1800s, enjoy the reproductions of illustrations from colorful sporting journals, and enjoy the writing style of that era which was equally colorful. In more recent times, marvelous action pictures capture the excitement, beauty, and sometimes danger of the sport. Art lovers will also enjoy the color reproductions of horse portraits and race scenes by some of America's best sporting artists. Limited Edition ($175) is bound in a cloth clamshell more

Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 238.3 x 312.2 x 27.9mm | 2,035.37g
  • Derrydale Press
  • Missoula, United States
  • English
  • 140
  • 1586670352
  • 9781586670351

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This is the complete history of the sport in North America. And it's incredible. Compiled with a comb and a magnifying glass, this book is a masterpiece done with the broad swath of a paint brush and meticulous touch of a surgeon's scalpel. -- Sean Clancy Steeplechase Times It took Peter Winants six years to complete this definitive work of his career as a writer, journalist, and photographer, but in it he's captured just about everything of importance that's ever happened in American steeplechasing. -- John Strassburger The Chronicle Of The Horse ...gloriously illustrated. Sports Illustratedshow more

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A Complete History of the Sport in North America, by Peter Winants (former editor of The Chronicle of the Horse), provides a colorful history of the sport and gives behind-the-scenes portraits of the people and places of the chase. Abundantly illustrated, this book covers nearly 200 years of more

About Peter Winants

Peter Winants is former editor and publisher of The Chronicle of the Horse and is the director emeritus of the National Sporting Library in Middleburg, Virginia. He is also the author of Jay Trump: A Steeplechasing Saga, and Flatterer: The Story of a Steeplechase Champion. He lives in Middleburg, more