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Bertram, James Glass, 1824–1892

A mirror of the turf, or, The machinery of horse-racing revealed : showing the sport of kings as it is to-day / by Louis Henry Curzon, author of "The blue ribbon of the turf."

Additional Title(s):

Mirror of the turf

Machinery of horse-racing revealed

London : Chapman and Hall, Ld., 1892.
[London] : Charles Dickens and Evans, Crystal Palace Press
Physical Description:
vii, [1], 372 pages ; 21 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF335.G7 B47 1892
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Printer's statement from title page verso.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 247
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original green cloth.
Subject Terms:
Horse racing -- Great Britain.
Horse sports -- Great Britain.
Chapman and Hall, publisher.
Charles Dickens and Evans, printer.

  • An exercise gallop to begin with
  • Beginnings of racing
  • Newmarket in early days
  • Other seats of horse-racing
  • The L.S.D. of the turf
  • Business of horse-racing. Officers of the turf
  • The classic races. The St. Leger, etc.
  • Handicaps
  • Notes on memorable matches
  • With the prophets
  • Modern betting illustrated and explained
  • Racing adventures
  • Racing rogueries
  • The Lady Elizabeth scandal
  • Racing reform. Sir J. Hawley, etc.
  • Assumed names. Jockeys and their commissioners
  • Jockeys
  • About the Jockey Club.

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