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Becker, Friedrich, writer on horses
The breed of the racehorse : its developments and transformations / by Friedrich Becker author of the charts "The successful sire lines," and "The successful female lines in the breeding of the thoroughbred".
[London] : Published by The British Bloodstock Agency, Ltd. 26, Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2, [1936]
Physical Description:
267, [1] p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 26 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Sporting 221
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Publication date from colophon.
Includes index.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 436
BAC: British Art Center copy: Diagonal very fine rib-grain deep blue cloth; gold lettering on front cover and spine. Plate of a halftone-photoengraving, 2 fold-out plates of charts. Spine height: 10 1/8 inches.
Subject Terms:
Race horses -- Breeding -- History.
Race horses -- Genetic aspects.
Race horses -- Pedigrees.
Thoroughbred horse -- Breeding -- History.

  • I. Maternal versus paternal influence: matriarchy and patriarchy
  • II. Inbreeding and outcrossing
  • III. "Saturation" and congestion
  • IV. Speed and stamina
  • V. Juvenile racing
  • VI. Bend Or and his influence
  • VII. Changes in the positions of the sire lines in the period from 1925 to 1932
  • VIII. The time test and its value
  • IX. Effects of soil and climate
  • X. Selection
  • Epilogue
  • General Index.

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