Excerpt from The American Thoroughbred Hence mv only endeavors have been to bring this book down to date and modern ize its contents so far as practicable. The great world is in a great hurry just w, and has but little time 'to devote to the perusal of ancient history. So I deal with horses of the last sixty years as much as possible, referring the reader to the works of Col. Bruce for the old days in Virginia; and to Mr. Osborne's work for the ancient occurrences on the turf in England and Ireland. They were both better writers than 1_ am and had ihore extensive libraries upon which to draw for information. Hence 1 make claim for any great amount of originality in this book, but I can claim truth fully that its construction is more orderly and methodical than that of any book that has yet been published on this subject, either in America or in Europe. 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.