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Breeding the Racehorse
Breeding the Racehorse
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Item code 2207
ISBN 9780851316185
Author Federico Tesio
Publisher J. A. Allen
Price £11.50

There is no book - there can be no book - that will infallibly point the way to successful bloodstock breeding.  Yet, as Senator Tesio observed, the sport of horse racing has produced, in the General Stud Book, a genetic record extending now over more than two centuries and a score of generations, that contains an ordered store of facts such as no scientific body possesses about the hereditary qualities of one living species.  Here is the recorded experience of the man, who, above all others of our time, has triumphantly read the riddle of its manifold pages.

Tesio and Nearco and Ribot are the names of the greatest breeder, the outstanding sire, and the most consistent winner of our century, and perhaps of all time.  The prolonged and astonishing success of the St. Andrea stud under the guidance of the late Senator Federico Tesio, so aptly called 'the wizard of Dormello', was the result not merely of an encyclopaedic knowledge of recorded facts about equine dynasties and the history of the Thoroughbred but of wide practical experience in all parts of the world and acute, sustained and minute observation of the characteristics of particular horses and bloodlines.  The essence of Tesio's philosophy and something of his genius has been distilled into this book, already a classic in the Italian literature of racing and sympathetically rendered into faultless yet lively English by Marchese Edward Spinola.  

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