The blue ribbon of the turf : a chronicle of the race for the Derby, from the victory of Diomed to that of Donovan; with notes on the winning horses, the men who trained them, the jockeys who rode them, and the gentlemen to whom they belonged : also notices of the betting and the betting men of the period : together with an account of the surroundings of the race, and brief accounts of the Oaks / by Louis Henry Curzon.
- London : Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1890.
Guildford : Billing and Sons, printers
- Physical Description:
- x, , 364, 32 pages ; 20 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsSF357.E42 B47 1890Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Louis Henry Curzon is a pseudonym used by James Glass Bertram.
Text printed in blue ink throughout.
Printer's statement from foot of page 364.
Publisher's advertisements: 32 pages at end.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 241
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original blue cloth. Autograph: J. Fairfax Blakelong.
- Subject Terms:
- Blakelong, J. Fairfax -- Autograph.Epsom Derby, England (Horse race)Gambling -- Great Britain.Horse races -- England -- Betting.Horse races -- England -- History.Horse racing -- England -- Epsom -- History.Horsemen and horsewomen -- England.Jockeys.Race horses -- England.
- Publishers' advertisements (Publishing) -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
- A preliminary canter
- Financial aspects of the race for the "Blue Ribbon"
- Men who have won the Derby
- Derby and other jockeys
- Trainers of Derby and other horses
- Touts and tipsters
- "The French Year," 1865
- "The American Year," 1881
- Who sets the market?
- A chronicle of the Derby.