Title: A RACE FOR THE WESTMINSTER STAKES Between an old thoro'bred & a Young Cock-tail__Weight for age, The old'un winning in a canter.
Materials: paper
Techniques: lithograph
Production person: Print made by John Doyle (HB)
Printed by: A Ducôte
Published by: Thomas McLean
Production place: Published in London, 26 Haymarket
Date: May 22, 1837
Schools/Styles: British satire

No. 485.

On a racecourse, two horses with men's faces racing from right towards left; the one in the lead at left (Sir Francis Burdett, ridden by Lord Castlereagh) closely followed by the other (John Temple Leader, ridden by John Arthur Roebuck); a group of spectators watching from a stand at left, celebrating (Duke of Wellington, Lord Londonderry, Sir James Graham), or disappointed (Joseph Hume, Daniel O'Connell).


Initialled by artist; series title and number at top right; lettered below image with title and publication details: 'A. Ducôte's Lithography, 70, St. Martins Lane. / Published by Thos. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, May 22nd, 1837.'

Inscription Content: Series title and number at top right; initialled by artist; lettered below image with title and publication details: 'Published by T. Mc Lean, 26, Haymarket, May 22nd 1837. / A. Ducôte's Lithogy. 70, St. Martins Lane.'.

Text from 'An Illustrative Key to the Political Sketches of H.B.', London 1841:

Every jockey, and every other person knowing in horses, is aware that more dependence is to be placed on a "thorough bred" than on a "cock tail." And accordingly it fell out, in the race here delineated, that the thorough-bred horse, Sir Francis Burdett, Bart., though aged, ridden by Lord Castlereagh, beat the young one, Mr. Leader, who is ridden by Mr. Roebuck. Of the two groups of "backers," it is easy to distinguish the winners from the losers; among the former, in the left-hand corner we see the Duke of Wellington, Lord Londonderry, and Sir James Graham; and, among the latter, Mr. Daniel O'Connell and Mr. Joseph Hume, outrageous with disappointment.

John Doyle 'HB' caricatures home page