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    Sale 1910

    Sporting And Wildlife Art Including The Collection Of Doug And Ellen Miller

    28 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 111

    George Paice (British, 1854-1925)

    Ambush II, a Bay Racehorse with Algernon Anthony up

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    George Paice (British, 1854-1925)
    Ambush II, a Bay Racehorse with Algernon Anthony up
    signed, inscribed and dated '"Ambush II"/G. Paice 04' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    20 x 27 in. (50.8 x 68.7 cm.)


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    A fine steeplechaser, Ambush II was foaled in 1894 by the Irish Derby winner Ben Battle, out of Miss Plant, by Umpire. He was bred by William Ashe and trained by Gratton Wildman Lushington. He was bought by Lord Marcus Beresford for the Prince of Wales and won eight chases including the Grand National in 1900 ridden by Algernon Anthony. He beat the favorite Hidden Mystery and Manifesto, who had won the previous year.