Britains Racing Colours Famous Owners: The Queen Mother, post war

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Britains Racing Colours Famous Owners: The Queen Mother. The Queen Mother became a steeplechase enthusiast after her introduction to the sport by Lord Mildmay of Flete in June 1949 after staying at Windsor Castle for Royal Ascot. He also introduced Her Royal Highness to Peter Cazalet, who trained horses with great success at Fairlawne, a grand country house near Sevenoaks, and secured 250 winners for Her Majesty from 1949 until his death in 1973. In the 1960s Fairlawne and its royal patron lived through a golden era, reaching a high point in the 1964-65 season when her 27 victories made her the third most successful owner of the year. David Mould was her most successful jockey, riding 106 winners for her.

Jockey wears her colours of sea green long sleeve top with vertical gold stripes on vest and black cap with gold flash and rides a grey horse. This model was first included in the Britains catalogue of 1953. Contained in two part facsimile box

jockey in very good original condition with whip complete and some minor paint loss, mainly to both shoulders and seat of jodhpurs. Horse in very good plus - excellent original condition with some very minor paint loss, mainly to saddle



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