“The Minstrel”

£83.50

Description

THE MINSTREL

A fine art horse-racing print from an original painting by Jacqueline Stanhope

Champion racehorse by Northern Dancer, and a three parts brother to the great Nijinsky. Winner of the Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Trained by Vincent O’Brien and ridden by Lester Piggott. Bred by Windfields Farm in Canada.

Signed Limited Edition of 250 – Approximate image size (cms): 33 x 40

The Minstrel (11 March 1974 – 3 September 1990) was a Canadian-bred, Irish-trained Thoroughbredracehorse and sire. Bred in Ontario, he was sold as a yearling and exported to Europe, where he was campaigned in Ireland and the United Kingdom. As a two-year-old The Minstrel was unbeaten in three races including the Dewhurst Stakes, but lost two of his first three starts in 1977. He was then moved up in distance and won his remaining three races: the Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

His performances led to him becoming the Horse of the Year in the United Kingdom, and later being inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. The Minstrel spent his stud career in the United States where he had considerable success as a sire of winners

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