Saturday, 28 January 2012

The 1880 Derby Race for the Finish


The Two Horses Neck and Neck for The Derby Finish 1880

Excitement of the Derby Finish

The Above drawing sketch taken from 1880 Illustrated Sports  and Dramatic News  captures the excitement of a day at the races in 1880. It captures wonderful detail the headdress of 1880 policeman right down to the price of refreshments in the tent at the back. Growing up in Epsom i quite often arranged to miss or rather skip school on a Wednesday afternoon to watch the derby winners of the 1970s, altogether as exciting as the 1880s i suspect.

I have some additional wonderful sketches of other famous horses and races from the same publication which i will feature in due course including other Derby Winners of the past.

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