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Great American Thoroughbred Racetracks

Nancy Stout

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ISBN 10: 0847813827 / ISBN 13: 9780847813827
Published by Rizzoli, New York, 1991
Condition: As New Hardcover
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(NO EXPEDITED SHIPPING THROUGH AMAZON, ALIBRIS OR B&N. These orders will ONLY ship media mailto U.S. addresses). AS NEW IN DUST JACKET with a tiny nick to the head edge of the spine. First edition. Oversized hardcover. 256pp. with index, bibliography, glossary. Foreword by Eddie Arcaro. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of vintage and contemporary photographs. A lovely book that documents the architecture and history of the twelve most important thoroughbred racetracks in the United States: Arlington, Belmont, Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream, Hialeah, Keeneland, Monmouth, Oaklawn, Santa Anita, and Saratoga. Bookseller Inventory # E13106B

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Title: Great American Thoroughbred Racetracks

Publisher: Rizzoli, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First edition

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Book by Nancy Stout

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Architectural historian Scott's 300 photos are crisp and clear, depicting not only grandstands and paddocks, but also the barns, training tracks, parking lots, entrance gates and landscape architecture of 12 American racetracks. The author covers these tracks in alphabetical order--the remarkably beautiful Hialeah Park in Florida receives 34 pages of attention, while the less striking Del Mar Club in California merits only eight. Sites included range from Saratoga (N.Y.), which opened in 1864, through Santa Anita (California), 1934 (another obvious favorite of Scott's) and Virginia's Arlington Racecourse, built in 1989 to replace an older facility. In each case, the text covers history, unusual architectural features and assorted local color in this gracefully designed, nostalgic volume.
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