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Background imageHorseracing Collection: Charlie Smirke, British jockey, on Mahmoud

Charlie Smirke, British jockey, on Mahmoud
Charlie Smirke (1906-1993), British jockey, on the Aga Khans horse, Mahmoud. Date: circa 1936

Background imageHorseracing Collection: St. Leger Winner

St. Leger Winner
Albert Primrose, Lord Rosebery (1882-1974), previously styled Lord Dalmeny, leading his racehorse Sandwich after its St. Leger win. The jockey is Harry Wragg (1902-1985). Date: 1931

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Jim Pike, Australian jockey, on his horse, Phar Lap

Jim Pike, Australian jockey, on his horse, Phar Lap
James Edward (Jim) Pike (1892-1969), Australian jockey, on his horse, Phar Lap (1926-1932). circa 1931-1932

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Hon Dorothy Paget with her horse, Golden Miller

Hon Dorothy Paget with her horse, Golden Miller
Hon Dorothy Wyndham Paget (1905-1960) with her champion racehorse, Golden Miller (1927-1957). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase

Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase. 1839

Background imageHorseracing Collection: CARTMEL RACES POSTER

CARTMEL RACES POSTER
A poster announcing Whit Monday races (29th May 1871) at Cartmel, Lancashire. Races will include a hurdle race, the Hartington Stake, the Innkeepers Stake, a Trotting Match and a Hound Dog Trail

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA

Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA
Jockeys and their horses, including War Admiral, approaching the Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA. Date: 1939

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Oliver Dixon, Cpt. de Wend-Fenton and Cpt. Stanyforth

Oliver Dixon, Cpt. de Wend-Fenton and Cpt. Stanyforth
A Sporting Trio - The famous Reading horse dealer from Reading Mr Oliver Dixon, Captain J D L de Wend-Fenton owner and rider and the MCC Cricket Captian Cpt, Stanyforth riding Aesop at Sandown

Background imageHorseracing Collection: The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927

The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927
The Wettest Derby on record in 1927 with numerous well-known personalities of the turf coping with the flooded course with the help of umbrellas and rowing boats. Includes the jockey M

Background imageHorseracing Collection: On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock

On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock
An illustration showing how the Goodwood meeting at the end of the Season was as much a picnic party as a race meeting, with smart spectators enjoying a picnic lunch

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Derby Day - The Olympians

Derby Day - The Olympians
Caricatures of prominent racing fans riding to Epsom in a stagecoach. From left, the Earl of Lonsdale, Lady James Douglas, Sir Edward Hulton, Lord Glaneley, Sir H. Cunliffe-Owen, Hon. G

Background imageHorseracing Collection: The Derby 1923 by Cecil Aldin

The Derby 1923 by Cecil Aldin
Leaving the post at the start of the Derby of 1923, a race famously won by Papyrus, owned by Mr B. Irish and ridden by Steve Donoghue

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Tatler front cover, horse racing Ascot, 1955

Tatler front cover, horse racing Ascot, 1955
Front cover of The Tatler featuring an elegant couple spectating at the races. Date: 1955

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Steve Donoghue by W. Smithson Broadhead

Steve Donoghue by W. Smithson Broadhead
Steve Donoghue (1884-1945), leading flat race jockey of the 1920s, pictured in a portrait by W. Smithson Broadhead specially commissioned by The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Bechers Ghost - the Grand National

Bechers Ghost - the Grand National
The ghost of Captain Becher watches as horses and jockeys jump over Bechers Brook during the Grand National at Aintree. 1930

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Bystander front cover - Summer Number 1933

Bystander front cover - Summer Number 1933
Striking front cover of The Bystander magazine for 7 June 1933, with a design by Leon Benigni featuring fashionable spectators at the racing, probably Ascot. Date: 1933

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Advertisement for Ford Anglia cars

Advertisement for Ford Anglia cars -- male and female models posing (Geraldine Hill, Susan Ingram and Ossie O Leary). 1959

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Caricatures at Royal Ascot, 1927

Caricatures at Royal Ascot, 1927
Weighing out for the cartoon stakes at Ascot - and some of the " the heads" whose colours have established a reputation for " showing up" at the Royal meeting

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Bystander masthead design, society at the races

Bystander masthead design, society at the races
Stylised masthead design on the front cover of The Bystander magazine featuring smart society mingling at the races, possibly Ascot, the Derby or Goodwood. Date: 1930

Background imageHorseracing Collection: An Epsom memory - the Aga Khan

An Epsom memory - the Aga Khan
Caricature of the Aga Khan with Blenheim, the British Thoroughbred race horse who won the Epsom Derby in 1930 ridden by jockey Harry Wragg. 1930

Background imageHorseracing Collection: View of paddock and grandstand, Newbury racecourse

View of paddock and grandstand, Newbury racecourse. Date: circa 1910

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Deborah Mitford at Cheltenham National Hunt Meeting

Deborah Mitford at Cheltenham National Hunt Meeting
Deborah Mitford (1920-2014), later Duchess of Devonshire, pictured at the age of sixteen (nearly seventeen) in 1937 at Cheltenham races with Mr Dixon

Background imageHorseracing Collection: The Gentleman Jockey, a play by Edward Marris

The Gentleman Jockey, a play by Edward Marris. circa late 1900s

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Not a Word! Personalities at the Derby by The Tout

Not a Word! Personalities at the Derby by The Tout
Not a Word! Everyone know this years Derby winner. What they may be doing just before the race on June 6. Caricatures of notable personalities of the turf drawn by The Tout for The Tatler magazine

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Derby Day at Epsom racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey

Derby Day at Epsom racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey, England -- horse-drawn coaches and other traffic arriving for the big event. Date: 1922

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Henry Cecil - Racehorse trainer

Henry Cecil - Racehorse trainer Date: 1970s - 1980s

Background imageHorseracing Collection: West Surrey Staghounds Point-to-point races at Slyfield

West Surrey Staghounds Point-to-point races at Slyfield - the All Comers Maiden Steeplechase, won by Mr Oliver Dixon on Master Royston

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Charles Wood, English horseracing jockey

Charles Wood, English horseracing jockey
Charles Wood (1856-1945), English flat racing jockey. late 19th century

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Tooth and Flail by H. M. Bateman

Tooth and Flail by H. M. Bateman
The Crisis - Tattenham Corner. Horses and riders each furiously rounding the bend at Tattenham Corner on Epsom racecourse as envisaged by the cartoonist, H. M. Bateman. Date: 1927

Background imageHorseracing Collection: The Main Stand - The Racecourse - Deauville, France

The Main Stand - The Racecourse - Deauville, France Date: circa 1909

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Ascot hat from Debenham and Freebody, 1934

Ascot hat from Debenham and Freebody, 1934
A stunning hat of organdie in an elusive shade of brown ; the brim reinforced in an open lattice insertion in which golden threads mingle with the organdie. Perfect for Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Steeple Chase, horse racing board game

Steeple Chase, horse racing board game. 20th century

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Bookmaker and punters at racecourse

Bookmaker and punters at racecourse
Charlie Redrup, bookmaker with punters at racecourse. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Interesting personalities of the racing world

Interesting personalities of the racing world
Page from The Tatler featuring various well-known personalities of the racing world. Clockwise from top left, jockey Danny Maher and Sir E

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Lester Piggott - Flat race jockey

Lester Piggott - Flat race jockey Date: 1970s - 1980s

Background imageHorseracing Collection: King Edward VIII & Mrs Simpson at Royal Ascot, 1936

King Edward VIII & Mrs Simpson at Royal Ascot, 1936
King Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, pictured with his future wife, Wallis Simpson, at Royal Ascot in June 1936. Date: 1936

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Lima, Peru - The Hippodrome

Lima, Peru - The Hippodrome, with its remarkable isalmic/moorish architectural styling. circa 1910

Background imageHorseracing Collection: The Jockey of Artemision

The Jockey of Artemision - a Hellenistic bronze statue of a young boy riding a horse, dated to around 150140 BC. A very rare surviving original bronze statue from Ancient Greece

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Maiden Erlegh Race Course

Maiden Erlegh Race Course Date: 1903

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Newmarket Sales

Newmarket Sales Date: 1929

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Horse Racing at Oriental Park, Havana, Cuba

Horse Racing at Oriental Park, Havana, Cuba Date: 1919

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Horseracing Poster

Horseracing Poster
A striking poster showing the head on view of a jockey racing his horse, wearing a bright red helmet. Used as a showcase piece for Colour Magazine's poster gallery. Date: circa 1918

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Unsaddling Enclosure at Ascot

Unsaddling Enclosure at Ascot
Illustration by Gilbert Holiday (1879-1937) showing the unsaddling enclosure at Royal Ascot. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Ascot Scenes

Ascot Scenes
Reproductions of paintings by Charles Simpson (1885-1971) depicting scenes at Ascot on the race course and in the paddock. Date: 1930s

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Tom Walls and Horse

Tom Walls and Horse
Actor and horse owner/trainer Tom Walls (1883-1949) was well known for his appearances in Aldwych farces. Here he is pictured with his horse April the Fifth, victorious at this year's Derby

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Epsom Racecourse

Epsom Racecourse
Illustration by Charles Simpson, showing spectators viewing the action from their vehicles. Date: circa 1932

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Newmarket Scenes

Newmarket Scenes
Reproductions of watercolours by French artisit Maurice Taquoy (1878-1952), depicting scenes at Newmarket. The top image shows the dip before the finish of the Exeter Stakes

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Racing at Kempton Park

Racing at Kempton Park
A low-angled shot captures both spectators and competitors at the Easter Saturday horserace at Kempton Park. Date: 1932



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