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Horseracing Collection

From the iconic Jim Pike and his legendary horse, Phar Lap, to the thrilling races at Saratoga Race Course in NY State, it has captivated hearts worldwide

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase

Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase. 1839

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Scobie Breasley on Santa Claus wins the Epsom Derby 1964

Scobie Breasley on Santa Claus wins the Epsom Derby 1964

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: American jockey Steve Cauthen carrying his saddle and whip at Kempton Park, July 1987

American jockey Steve Cauthen carrying his saddle and whip at Kempton Park, July 1987

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: Racehorse Foinavon, ridden by jockey John Buckingham on his way to win the Grand national

Racehorse Foinavon, ridden by jockey John Buckingham on his way to win the Grand national at Aintree, Liverpool despite being a rank outsider at odds of 100/1

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Brigadier Gerard and Joe Mercer after winning the 1972 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown 8th July

Brigadier Gerard and Joe Mercer after winning the 1972 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown 8th July 1972

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: Red Rum at full stretch as he jumps over fence on his way to winning the Grand National

Red Rum at full stretch as he jumps over fence on his way to winning the Grand National for the third time at Aintree 1st April 1977

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: Racing at Haydock Park. January 1948

Racing at Haydock Park. January 1948

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Desert Orchid clears a jump during the Cheltenham Gold Cup race 15th March 1990

Desert Orchid clears a jump during the Cheltenham Gold Cup race 15th March 1990

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: 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: Reception for Red Rum after winning the 1977 Grand National. 2nd April 1977

Reception for Red Rum after winning the 1977 Grand National. 2nd April 1977

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Silver Buck jumps the last on his way to victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup 27th November

Silver Buck jumps the last on his way to victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup 27th November 1982

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: Warwick Races, from The Illustrated London News, 12th April 1845 (engraving)

Warwick Races, from The Illustrated London News, 12th April 1845 (engraving)
XJF311252 Warwick Races, from The Illustrated London News, 12th April 1845 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

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: Triple Grand National winner Red Rum is still a National favourite

Triple Grand National winner Red Rum is still a National favourite. He trotted down one of the main thoroughfares of Leamington and brought traffic to a standstill

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Larkspur winning the Epsom Derby in 1962

Larkspur winning the Epsom Derby in 1962

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Two Liverpool legends together. Bill Shankly the Liverpool FC manager is seen here with

Two Liverpool legends together. Bill Shankly the Liverpool FC manager is seen here with three time Grand National winner Red Rum at Ginger McCains Yard, circa 1977

Background imageHorseracing Collection: George Moore on Royal Palace wins the Derby, El Mighty leads the field at Tattenham

George Moore on Royal Palace wins the Derby, El Mighty leads the field at Tattenham Corner at Epsom - June 1967

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Crowds cheer jockey Simon Sherwood after he won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on famous

Crowds cheer jockey Simon Sherwood after he won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on famous racehorse Desert Orchid. 16th March 1989

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Grand National Horserace held at Aintree, Liverpool. Eventual winner Red Alligator

Grand National Horserace held at Aintree, Liverpool. Eventual winner Red Alligator (extreme left), ridden by jockey Brian Fletcher, takes the jump at the Chair. 30th March 1968

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Last Suspect, ridden by Jockey Hywel Davies wins the 1985 Grand National at Aintree

Last Suspect, ridden by Jockey Hywel Davies wins the 1985 Grand National at Aintree Racecourse. 30th March 1985

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Red Alligator and Brian Fletcher win Grand National. 1968

Red Alligator and Brian Fletcher win Grand National. 1968

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Quare Times seen here winning the 1955 Grand National 28th March 1955

Quare Times seen here winning the 1955 Grand National 28th March 1955

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Cheltenham Gold Cup, Thursday 17th March 1966. Arkle and Pat Taaffe after winning

Cheltenham Gold Cup, Thursday 17th March 1966. Arkle and Pat Taaffe after winning the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, their third win in a row

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Mister Frisk ridden by Marcus Armytage seen here before the start of the 1990 Grand

Mister Frisk ridden by Marcus Armytage seen here before the start of the 1990 Grand National. 7th April 1990

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Famous racehorse Golden Miller with owner Dorothy Paget after winning the 1934 Grand

Famous racehorse Golden Miller with owner Dorothy Paget after winning the 1934 Grand National at Aintree. March 1934

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Grittar ridden by Dick Saunders on the run in at Aintree to become the winner of the 1982

Grittar ridden by Dick Saunders on the run in at Aintree to become the winner of the 1982 Grand National. April 1982

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Grand National race at Aintree Racecourse. Dick Francis on Devon Loch (right

Grand National race at Aintree Racecourse. Dick Francis on Devon Loch (right) clears the last fence alongside racehorse ESB near the finish of the race. 24th March 1956

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Famous racehorse Aldaniti with Bob Champion who together were the memorable 1981 Grand

Famous racehorse Aldaniti with Bob Champion who together were the memorable 1981 Grand National Winners. They are pictured in London celebrating three years of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust Research

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Racehorse owner The Duchess of Westminster leads smiling jockey Pat Taaffe on racehorse

Racehorse owner The Duchess of Westminster leads smiling jockey Pat Taaffe on racehorse Arkle into the unsaddling enclosure after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup. 17th March 1966

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Dancing Brave and jockey Greville Starkey after an early morning gallop 29th May

Dancing Brave and jockey Greville Starkey after an early morning gallop 29th May 1986

Background imageHorseracing Collection: The Grand National 1979. Rubstic and Maurice Barnes win the National

The Grand National 1979. Rubstic and Maurice Barnes win the National. 4th April 1979. watscan - - 07/07/2010

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Jockey Pat Taaffe brings Arkle into the last straight before the last fence home on his

Jockey Pat Taaffe brings Arkle into the last straight before the last fence home on his way to winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup, 17th March 1966

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Jockey Phil Tuck on racehorse Burrough Hill Lad, being led into the winners enclosure

Jockey Phil Tuck on racehorse Burrough Hill Lad, being led into the winners enclosure after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup. March 1984

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Cheltenham Gold Cup 1956. No. 12 Four Ten ridden by Tommy Cusack (left) takes a jump

Cheltenham Gold Cup 1956. No. 12 Four Ten ridden by Tommy Cusack (left) takes a jump
Cheltenham Gold Cup 1956. No.12 Four Ten ridden by Tommy Cusack (left) takes a jump, with No.7 Cruachan nearside also taking the jump. 8th March 1956

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Action shot at beginning of the 1984 Cheltenham Gold Cup 14th March 1984

Action shot at beginning of the 1984 Cheltenham Gold Cup 14th March 1984

Background imageHorseracing Collection: Welcome Home! This was the welcome awaiting Grand National winner, Oxo

Welcome Home! This was the welcome awaiting Grand National winner, Oxo, when he returned to the stables at Royston. Out of thirty four starters for the race at Aintree on saturday (21-3-59)



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From the iconic Jim Pike and his legendary horse, Phar Lap, to the thrilling races at Saratoga Race Course in NY State, it has captivated hearts worldwide. Witness Desert Orchid's breathtaking leap during the Cheltenham Gold Cup race on that unforgettable day of March 15th, 1990. The excitement continues with a glimpse of Cartmel Races Poster enticing spectators to experience the thrill firsthand. Derby Day - an event where Olympians collide in a battle for glory, as depicted by Cecil Aldin's masterpiece 'The Derby 1923'. Ascot takes center stage on Tatler's front cover in 1955, showcasing the elegance and grandeur surrounding horse racing. Red Rum steals our hearts once again after triumphing at the prestigious Grand National in April 1977, celebrated with a joyous reception. With every jump over fences and full stretch gallop towards victory, Red Rum solidifies his place in racing history. Hon Dorothy Paget graces us with her presence alongside her beloved Golden Miller – a testament to the bond between jockey and horse. Howard K Elcock captures the electrifying atmosphere 'on the rails' at Goodwood Racecourse – where anticipation fills every corner. Finally, Bechers Ghost haunts our memories as we recall those daring moments at the Grand National that leave us breathless yet hungry for more horseracing adventures.