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The Grand Racer, Kingston By Currier & Ives

The Grand Racer, Kingston By Currier & Ives

Offered is a superb, extremely rare print by the famed printmaker Currier & Ives. It has never been framed and is in absolutely fabulous condition. Kingston is the all-time winning champion thoroughbred with 89 victories. His record would have been higher, but he was deliberately kept from winning on a few occasions to allow a stablemate to win. Owned by the successful Dwyer Brothers of Brooklyn, N.Y., Kingston raced for nine years from 1886 through 1894. Walter Vosburgh in the "Racing of America" series 1866-1921, quotes McLaughlin as stating that Kingston was the gamest, most honest horse he ever rode. At one stretch, Kingston won 33 of 35 races, setting speed records for 7 furlongs and 1 1/4 miles. The horse retired as America's leading money winner and led the sire list on two occasions. This 1891 hand-colored print is the finest known copy and was purchased from the Old Print Shop, NYC. Kingston is standing right with famed jockey James McLaughlin aboard. Measures 31" in length by 25 1/4" High. 

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