The Plate:  a Royal tradition

Author, Louis E. Cauz

The Plate:  a Royal tradition book cover

Format: 1st edition, paperback, oversized, very good condition
Dimensions: 301 pages, 9-3/4" x 11-1/2"
Published: 1984
Language: English
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10:
ISBN - 13:

This book is for anyone who has a keen interest in horses and the uppercrust racing world of the Canadian King's and Queen's Plate races.  The author has included a wonderful synopsis of the history of horse racing in Ontario from the first known organized races held at Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1797 through to the establishment of the first permanent track in Toronto.  The author has devoted a separate short chapter to each of the years the Plate was run, commencing in 1860 through to and including 1984.  Photographs of owners and plate winners with their respective pedigrees accompany each year.  A reprint of the entire racing form for that race has also been appended.  If you have an ancestor who was a part of this horse racing tradition, this is a book that you would want to have in your library.

Includes an alphabetical index of plate winners, starters, jockeys, trainers, leading sires, and Jockey Club executives;  also includes generous numbers of photographs, illustrations, and statistics.

ASR rating 28.


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