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The Colonel won the Doncaster St Leger in 1828 has an estimated value of $400,000 to $600,000 | Sothebys

Approximately 38 artworks with an estimated total value of $900,000 to $1.3 million from The Jockey Club will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s. Sporting Life discountwith online bidding open from October 14-25.

Leading the group was a key painting by John Frederick Herring Sr., titled: In 1828 Doncaster St. Leger won by The Colonel, is estimated to earn between $400,000 and $600,000. Racing photos by John Frederick Herring Sr. inspired by the 1828 St Leger S. is one of his most prized sports pieces and is one of the most valuable pieces the artist has put up for auction in more than a year. past decade.

In 1828 Doncaster St. Leger won by The Colonel depicts the 1828 St Leger race led by The Colonel*, who can be seen on the far right of the image above, edging past a group that included Belinda, Velocipede and Besy Bedlam, all identified by text below. Adding to the drama of the scene, Herring depicts horses galloping with all fours out and out of the ground (something half a century later proved impossible by Eadweard Muybridge’s series of cards. captures a horse in motion), however, Herring’s cinematography freezes the rush and excitement of racehorses flying through the air with unimaginable strides.

The Jockey Club’s Jim Gagliano said: “The Jockey Club has owned these beautiful pieces of art for many years, and in that time they have been on display at our office in New City. York. “Early next year, we will be moving to a location in New York that doesn’t have enough space to house the collection. As a result, the Jockey Club’s board of directors authorized management to research options for the collection, including sale. We are delighted that Sotheby’s has agreed to handle the auction, and we look forward to these works finding the right homes so that they can continue to be enjoyed. “

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Club’s initiatives to support the Thoroughbred industry.

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