Auction Date: 23/02/2019 at 10am
Stamford Races 1827 A Large Early Poster For Horse Racing - Featuring fine detailed illustration of horses racing past a crowded Grand Stand. Listing all the races for these three days, the prizes, horses and their owners etc. Extensive black printing, size 8¼” ´ 13”. There had been racing at Stamford since 1619. The Race Course was on the Burghley Estate. Thousands attended the racing, some travelling considerable distances, and this would have led to a difficulty in ensuring that they all had a bed for the night. The nearby Burghley House would offer accommodation to the noblemen and aristocracy, but local hotels were full to bursting. The main hotels at this time were The George Inn, The Bull and the Swan. The final meeting was staged on Friday 25th July 1873.