The subject of this picture is probably Coneyskins, a grey by The Lister Turk out of a mare by Jigg. Foaled in 1712, he belonged to the Duke of Rutland. This painting appears to commemorate his victory in the King's Plate run at Newmarket in 1719. The small size and shape of the cup suggest it is one of the solid gold cups given by Queen Anne on various courses, a tradition continued by King George I until 1720. The jockey's dress is very similar to that worn by the Rutland jockey in a painting in the National Racing Museum, and the scene is on the Round Course on the far side of the Devil's Ditch. Coneyskins also won King's Plates at York, Nottingham and Lincoln, and his career ended in 1728 - by which time he appears to have been sold to the Duke of Wharton - when he ran a dead heat in a 1,000 guinea match with the top class Speedwell.