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Sporting, Equestrian, Blair Athol, Winner of The Derby, 1864

Sporting, Equestrian, Blair Athol, Winner of The Derby, 1864

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From The Illustrated London News

Date: 1864

Artist: Herring J. F. 

Paper Size: 275 x 210mm

print size: 160 x 235mm

0ondition: Good

Technique: Wood Engraving

Price: 150.00

Description: Wood engraving with later hand colouring


Horse Racing and Equestrian Events in Great Britain

 When James I set eyes on the village of Newmarket in 1605, he knew it was destined for equestrian greatness. Since then, it’s been known as the home of horseracing in England. A little over 100 years later, Queen Anne made a similar discovery when riding on the heaths near Ascot. We still commemorate her find today with the Queen Anne Stakes – the opening race at Royal Ascot. Here in Australia we celebrate The Newmarket Race Day every year

Horse racing in Great Britain is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance, for competition. It is one of the most ancient of all sports, as its basic premise – to identify which of two or more horses is the fastest over a set course or distance – has been unchanged since at least classical antiquity.

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