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Speed and the Quarter Horse:
a Payload of Sprinters

Nelson C. Nye

1973, Caxton Press.
Handsome leather-like hardbound book
Beautiful Dust Jacket
8 1/2 by 11 inches.
356 pages. 150 photos.

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excerpts from this beautiful book.

The last mint copies available!
Shrink wrapped in Original Unopened Boxes.

These are Collector's Books!


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This is the last horse book written by Nelson Nye, master storyteller and respected Quarter Horse historian! His first-hand account records one of the most important eras in Quarter Horse history, and he does so with great detail, authority and enthusiasm. 150 outstanding photographs. It is alive with exciting stories; loaded with quotes and in-depth pedigree documentation.

Not just for the race horse fans ... this book covers the first and second generation ancestors of today's top race, show and performance horses-great sires from the 50's and 60's. Twenty-page index, an appendix with tables for those interested in Leading Money Earners, Leading Sires, etc.

This book serves as an extremely valuable look into the recent past regarding horses with the inherited large heart ... the X-Factor! In retrospect, this book is loaded with facts that researchers now study intently as they map out the X-trails through modern pedigrees back to individuals who are being identified as having the X-chromosome for the large heart. This book not only gives a first-hand account of horses racing during this period, but offers quotes from respected breeders of the day, and an Appendix listing Leading Sires of Money Earners from 1949 through 1971 which is very revealing!

Since this book was written before the discovery of the X Factor, it offers a non-biased look at racing, the breeding principles and beliefs 20 to 25 years before this profound new genetic information.

THESE ARE THE LAST UNCIRCULATED VOLUMES IN PRINT !!!!!!!!!!!  
When they're gone, they're gone ...  you won't find anyone willing to 
give up their copy at any price!

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