Lowe, Bruce. 1895. Breeding Horses by the Figure System (edited by William Allison). London, The Field and Queen (H. Cox), Ltd. 263 pp. with numerous illustrations.
The American Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association. 1935. Tabulated Pedigrees of Thoroughbred Horses. Lexington, by the Association, in numerous volumes with continuing updates. 1935 is the date of publication for Vol. I, a duplicate of the so-called “Polish Tables” published by the Society for Promoting Horse Breeding in Poland. These were further expanded by Capt. Kazimierz Bobinski and Count Stefan Zamoyski in Family Tables of Racehorses (1953), which expanded the Lowe tabulations from Britain to Thoroughbreds worldwide. Supplementary volumes continue to be published (for example, in 1990 by the Société d’Encouragement pour l’Amélioration des Races de Chevaux in France, Toru Shirai, ed.).
Several websites give reliable information on Thoroughbreds. Be sure to see Anne Peters’ excellent articles at www. tbheritage.com. Photos can be downloaded for study from Wikipedia and from www.sporthorse-data. com. Pedigree information can be gleaned from the wiki-style website www. allbreedpedigree.com (occasionally inaccurate so use with caution). Jockey Club membership permits online access to officiallycertified pedigrees at www. registry.jockeyclub.com.