Nijinsky: Triple Crown Winner - BAERLEIN, RichardPelham, 1971, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Offset from DJ to upper board, faded to same. Internally bright and clean. A pleasing copy.
Nijinsky, the first Triple Crown Winner for thirty-five years, won eleven races in succession before his first defeat in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He has won more stake money than any horse to have raced in Europe. Had he remained unbeaten? He would have been a candidate for the best horse since the war. Perhaps he still is. The book includes a studied analysis from trainer Vincent O'Brien, who only two years ago sent out Sir Ivor to win the Epsom Derby, and from his staff at Ballydoyle, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, and also appreciations from some of the greatest names in racing together with their comments on Nijinsky's rivals. 158pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.