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4 New Racing Manual Put on Sale Today 7955 Edition of Worlds Most Comprehensive Turf Book Has Added Features • The 1955 edition of the American Racing j Manual, recognized throughout the world as the "Encyclopedia of the Turf," is now j on sale in the Chicago office of Daily Racing Form and will be available for over-the-counter distribution within a few days in other Daily Racing Form offices in the United States and Canada and in the offices of The Morning Telegraph in New York. There are 1,107 pages in this 1955 edition of the manual— the 47th and most com-, plete edition of this valuable and authoritative work — and every page is crammed with accurate statistics and reports covering all phases of thoroughbred racing and breeding, providing the answers to virtually every turf question. This is the best illustrated of all American Racing Manuals, with one section titled the "Gallery of Champions," printed on extra-heavy coated stock, devoted to photographs and the complete records of the thoroughbreds voted, best in their respective division in 1954 in the annual poll conducted by the Daily Racing Form and The Morning Telegraph. Breeding and Track Data Listed As always, the American Racing Manual contains a tremendous amount of statistical information, compiled and published by Daily Racing Form. Included are facts and figures on race meetings at all recognized tracks in the United States and Canada, winners of stakes and feature races, complete records of horses who competed in 1954, owners who won ,000 or more, trainers who saddled 10 or more winners, jockeys, yearling sales, Americas leading sires, and complete records ofsires. Also listed are the leading sires of juvenile winners, shortest-priced winners, rosters of breeding farms by states, with owners, addresses and other data, similar lists embracing all national and regional turf organizations, track diagrams, records and best times, history of all important racing events both here and abroad, leading money-winning horses, highest priced thoroughbreds, and records of outstanding horses. Still other features include records of outstanding horses like Man o War, Citation, Armed, Alsab, Colin, Exterminator and other immortals of the turf, remark- Continued on Page Thirteen Begin Sale of 1955 Edition Of American Racing Manual Continued from Page Three able riding feats, jockeys ages and their birthplaces, breeders of winners of 00,000 or more in America, sires of winners of 00,000 or more and other statistical material not obtainable elsewhere. The foregoing is only a portion of what the American Racing Manual has to offer. There is a fascinating review of 1954 American races by Evan Shipman, and profiles on the best horses of last year by columnist • Charles Hatton, whose word pictures of the champions have been quoted extensively by turfmen everywhere. A special section is devoted to modem handicapping methods, with explanations and up-to-date handicap tables and instructions. I The 1955 edition of the American Racing I Manual reveals the extent of the sports great growth in recent years. For example, there were 3,685 days of racing in North America last year, with 39467 races run and 25,294 horses competing for the 4,-255,611 in purses distributed by the race tracks. By contrast, the manual shows that in 1907 there were 1,004 racing days, 6,252 races run and 5,662 horses competing for a total of ,375,554 in purses. The new edition of the American Racing Manual is attractively and durably bound.