1894 ORIGINAL COLOR ENGRAVING OF THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS RACEHORSE"LADAS"

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 15, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House

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A LITTLE HISTORY: "LADAS" {1891-1914} was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. His career attracted an unusual amount of attention as his owner, Lord Rosebery, became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the height of his success. { Lord Rosebery's picture is in the upper left hand corner of the engraving}.

In a career that lasted from 1893 to 1894, Ladas ran eleven times and won seven races. He was the leading British two-year old of 1893, being unbeaten in four starts including the Champagne Stakes and the Middle Park Stakes. The following year, he won the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Derby at Epsom to complete the first two legs of the English Triple Crown. He failed in his bid for the Triple Crown when beaten in the Leger at Doncaster. Ladas was retired to stud at the end of the season, and sired the winners of several important races. He died in 1914.

THE ENGRAVING: Is nicely done, and is titled with the following wording; LADAS by HAMPTON-ILLUMINATE {Hampton was the sire and Illuminate the Dam}. My parenthesis. "Winner of the Derby 1894 Stakes, value L8000. Also the Two Thousand Guineas, Newmarket Stakes, Woodcote Stakes, & Middle Park Plate.
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