C1877

The Spring Meeting of the Victoria Racing Club.

Large scarce colonial engraving of Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup day 1877. 1877 MELBOURNE CUP: Placings: 1st Place Chester, 2nd Place Savanaka, 3rd Place The Vagabond Jockeys: P. Piggott, P. St. Albans, C. Ivemy Trainer: Etienne de Mestre Winner’ Time: … Read Full Description

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Details

Full Title:

The Spring Meeting of the Victoria Racing Club.

Date:

C1877

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

475mm 
x 350mm

Frame Size: 

755mm 
x 630mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Spring Meeting of the Victoria Racing Club. - Antique View from 1877

Genuine antique
dated:

1877

Description:

Large scarce colonial engraving of Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup day 1877.

1877 MELBOURNE CUP:
Placings: 1st Place Chester, 2nd Place Savanaka, 3rd Place The Vagabond
Jockeys: P. Piggott, P. St. Albans, C. Ivemy Trainer: Etienne de Mestre Winner’
Time: 3:33.50
Weight: 43.54kg
Odds: 5/1 Prize money: £1,940
About: Due to the slippery and muddy conditions of the track on the 1877 Melbourne Cup race day, de Mestre made the decision to remove Chester’ plates before the race. His race time was a new record and despite Tom Kirk being the favourite to win, Chester won more than £20,000 for his owner, the Hon. James White.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Australian News. 

Collections:
University Queensland: Identifier 991000982479703131
State Library Victoria: PCINF IAN 28-11-77 P.184
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2495305
State Library New South Wales: CALL NUMBERS F079/55, TN380
Royal Geographic Society SA: RGS Special Coll. 079.94 I29d

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