Britains Racing Colours Famous Owners: Foxcatcher Farm, post war


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Britains Racing Colours (American Series): Foxcatcher Farm. William du Pont, Jr. was born in Loseley Park in Surrey, England in 1896 but moved to Virginia with his parents and sister Marion. When William married Jean Liseter Austin on January 1, 1919, it was billed as the society wedding of the century due to both families’ extreme wealth. Jean’s father, a railroad baron, gave the couple more than 600 acres of land as a wedding gift and William’s father built Liseter Hall for them on the property in 1922.

It was on the farm of this estate where du Pont Jr established a large thoroughbred racing stable and successfully raced its horses under the name Foxcatcher Farm. During this period, he also established breeding operations at Bellevue Hall, his family's estate in Delaware, and a steeplechase course at Fairhill in Maryland. William du Pont's interests in racing extended to the development and design of racecourses. All in all he created 23 racecourses.

The jockey wears du Pont’s Foxcatcher Farm colours of blue silks with yellow hoops plus matching cap. He is riding a brown horse.

jockey in very good plus condition with just top of whip missing and minor paint loss - mainly to left knee and underside of cap peak. Horse in very good plus condition with just some very minor paint loss.

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