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Books, Ed Mack Farrior

Ed Mack Farrior ~ Book Progress!

Ed Mack Farrior_5The soon-to-be republished book Reflections On Bird Dogs and The Men Who Handled Them is coming along. We are still hoping to have it available for Christmas. The book is almost finished the design stage and the photo pages containing many additional photographs. These photo were found in old editions of the American Field from about 1950 onwards. The scanned images, most of poor quality, require a lot of time to digitally restore them but they will add much to the new edition of the book. Where possible, small photos have also been included before many of the chapter headings.

Thanks to Andrew Campbell who kindly transcribed the book, proving a digital copy of the text.
EMF Book Pages

Sample of interior pages.

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Ed Mack Farrior at the 1950 Carolina-Virginia Trials.

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At the 1950 Jockey Hollow Trial with Open Derby winner Stanton’s Bud.

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Ed Mack at the 1957 Texas Open Championship with winner Tyrolean.

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Spunky Creek Boy

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Bobbitt’s Peerless Pride

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Duquesne Nell

Getting the book ready for print means we haven’t had much time to publish Strideaway articles. Thanks to Tom Word for continuing to supply us with great stories…

Stay Tuned..lots of new articles and podcast interviews coming soon!



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