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Richard Anscomb, 20th Century
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Richard Anscomb, 20th Century

Harden Ridden, with Charlie Smirke up, in the colours of Sir Victor Sassoon; Tulyar, with Charlie Smirke up, in the colours of The Aga Khan

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Richard Anscomb, 20th Century
Harden Ridden, with Charlie Smirke up, in the colours of Sir Victor Sassoon; Tulyar, with Charlie Smirke up, in the colours of The Aga Khan
the latter signed 'R. Anscomb' (lower left)
oil on board
12 x 15 in. (30.5 x 38.1 cm.)
a pair (2)
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Charlie Smirke won the Epsom Derby four times and the present pictures show two of the most famous horses he rod to victory. Hard Ridden by Hard Sauce out of Toute Belle II won the 1958 Derby by five lengths and became the first Irish colt to do so since 1907. Tulyar by Tehran out of Neocracy won the Derby in 1952 and became the Aga Khan's fifth and final derby winner.
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