Excerpt from Racing and 'Chasing: A Collection of Sporting Stories In these days, when so many books are issued, some excuse seems to be required for the publication of a volume of reprints. I can only plead the cordial reception which was given to my former books, 'Sketches in the Hunting Field, ' and 'Race Course and Covert Side, ' by the critics and the readers to whom I endeavoured specially to appeal. The world of sport may be a limited one, but that its limits are ermous cant be doubted by anybody who surveys the crowd at Epsom on the Derby Day, or at Aintree when the horses are at the post for the Grand National. I have to return thanks to Sir William Ingram for the kind permission he gave me to republish those of the following stories and sketches which appeared in the 'Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News' during the years that I edited that journal. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.