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Creator:
Pick, W. (William), 1759?-1816.
Title(s):

An authentic historical racing calendar of all the plates, sweepstakes, matches, &c. run for at York, from the first commencement of the races there in the year 1709, to the year 1785 inclusive : comprehending a period of seventy-seven years: with an account of the cock-matches fought at York in each race-week for upwards of forty years. To which is added, an account of the races for the royal plates, run for by five years old mares, at Hambleton, York, and Richmond; and of the races that were run at Hambleton from the year 1748 to the year 1757, also of the races from the first commencement of the Gold Cups at Richmond and Doncaster; likewise for the Gold Cups at Beverley. In which is also given pedigrees and performances of the most celebrated race-horses, that have appeared upon the English turf since the time of Basto, Bay Bolton, Flying Childers, Brocklesby Betty, Bonny Black, &c. With an historical account of the most favourite Arabians, Turks, Barbs, English-stallions, and brood-mares. Likewise a complete alphabetical list of the subscribers to the York Assembly-Rooms in each race-week from 1752 to 1777. And an account of the Earls of March and Eglingtoun's carriage-match; of Mr. Shafto's time-match; of Mr. Thornhill's road-match; of Mr. Woodcock's riding 2900 miles; the late Sir C. Turner's leaping-match; fox-chaces, &c. The whole carefully compiled from authehtic materials / by W. Pick of York.

Additional Title(s):

Pedigrees and performances of the most celebrated race-horses, that have appeared upon the English turf, since the time of Basto, Flying Childers, &c. With an historical account of the most favourite Arabians, Turks, Barbs, English stallions and brood mares: alphabetically digested. In three parts. Part I. The whole calculated for the use and entertainment of sportsmen, breeders, and lovers of that noble animal

Published/Created:
[York] : Printed by W. Blanchard and Co. Coppergate, York, [1785]
Physical Description:
viii, 198, 132 p. ; 23 cm. (8vo)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF325 .P53 1785
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
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Notes:
"Pedigrees and performances of the most celebrated race-horses, that have appeared upon the English turf, since the time of Basto, Flying Childers, &c. With an historical account of the most favourite Arabians, Turks, Barbs, English stallions and brood mares: alphabetically digested. In three parts. Part I. The whole calculated for the use and entertainment of sportsmen, breeders, and lovers of that noble animal. By W. Pick, of York" has divisional titlepage and begins new pagination and register.
Errata and additions on t.p. verso.
The introductory volume to Pick's Racing Calendar (c.f. Podeschi).
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, A5
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary boards. Inscribed: H.B. Darley. Small blue paper notecard from Charles Ryskamp to Paul Mellon reading "For Paul, forever associated with the York races, With fondest regards, Charles" pasted to inside of upper board.
ESTC, T68460
Podeschi, J.B. Horse and horsemanship, A5
Subject Terms:
Darley, H. B. -- Autograph.
Horse racing -- Great Britain -- Yorkshire -- History.
Horses -- Breeding -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Mellon, Paul -- Presentation inscription from Charles Ryskamp.
Race horses -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Racetracks (Horse racing) -- Great Britain -- Yorkshire -- History.
Ryskamp, Charles -- Presentation inscription to Paul Mellon.
W. Blanchard and Co. -- Publisher.
Contributors:
W. Blanchard and Co., publisher.
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