FOR GOLD AND GLORY by Charles B. Parmer


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Although this book traces in a sketchy way the complete history of the turf from Livy to England thence to the States that is primarily the latter with which it is concerned. It dovetails nicely with Chalmers' Racing England, giving us a more or less detailed account of racing on both sides of the Atlantic with just enough duplication to provide emphasis. Iroquois' winning of the Derby, the imported mares and studs, the plates, distances and age requirements of the famous stakes. In fact the two books should be sold together. Be sure to shoot both barrels, no singles allowed -- nice $8.00 sale. The author tells the facts without dryness through entertaining anecdotes and clear word pictures. We feel we knew Beta-Million Gates, James Lawrence, the Lorillard Brothers, James Jackson and Col. Elliott and all the colorful characters of the turf -- that we witnessed the race for which the U.S. Congress adjourned, and wish we could be as innocent as Mme. Modjeska when she downed the whole loving cup of mint juleps. Your customers will enjoy learning racing history from this text book. It's a winner, take a tip from us and sell it while the odds are low and before someone else does.

Pub Date: Oct. 23rd, 1939
Publisher: Carrick & Evans