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Sporting, Equestrian, Trotting Away,  Cassells, The Book of the Horse, 1875

Sporting, Equestrian, Trotting Away, Cassells, The Book of the Horse, 1875

Regular price $125.00 Sale

The Countess Montijo, Later Empress of the French, as a Contrabandista, Cassells Book ofthe Horse

Date: c1875

Artist/Engraver: Unknown

Paper Size: 200 x 260mm

Print Size: 145 x 210mm

Condition: Good

Technique: Wood Engraving

Price: 125.00

Description: Wood engraving with later hand colouring

Provenance:

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. And 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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