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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA627429: Frank Giggs, 20th Century colombo With Jockey Up In The Colours Of Lord Glanely
frank giggs 20th centurycolombo with jockey up in the colours of lord glanely - CATEGORY: ANTIQUE ART - DATED 1930
 

Frank Giggs, 20th Century colombo With Jockey Up In The Colours Of Lord Glanely

£800    $1,037    €951
Frank Giggs, 20th Century
 
Colombo with Jockey Up in the Colours of Lord Glanely
 
signed and dated "1933"
 
oil on canvas
 
35.56 x 43.18 cm. (14 x 17 in.)
 
Price: £800
 
Provenance : Lord Glanley
 
Notes
 
Colombo (1931–1954) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career that lasted from April 1933 to June 1934 he ran eleven times and won nine races. Colombo was an outstanding two-year-old, unbeaten in seven races in 1933 and drawing comparisons with champions such as Isinglass, Persimmon and Bayardo. In 1934 he maintained his unbeaten record by winning the Craven Stakes and the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and then finished third as the favourite in the Epsom Derby. After one more unsuccessful race he was retired to stud, where he had some success as a sire of winners until his death in 1954. Colombo, a large, powerful, lop-eared horse with a "raking, effortless stride" was bred by the shipping magnate Sir Alec Black. He was bay with a white star, a white sock on his left foreleg and a white coronet on his right hind leg. Shortly after Colombo was foaled, Black decided to sell off his bloodstock and the colt was bought relatively cheaply for 510 guineas by Lord Glanely at Doncaster in 1932. Colombo was sired by Manna, the winner of the 2000 Guineas and the Epsom Derby, out of Lady Nairne, a mare who was also bought by Glanely at another one of Black's dispersal sales. Lady Nairne failed to win a race, but had a good pedigree, being a sister of the 2000 Guineas winner Ellangowan. Glanely sent Colombo to his private trainer, Captain Thomas Hogg at Newmarket, Suffolk. The horse who would become known as Colombo began his racing career as an unnamed "Colt by Manna-Lady Nairne" at Newmarket in April, winning the Spring Stakes by a head from the future 1000 Guineas winner Campanula.] He appeared as Colombo for the first time on May 17 when he won the Scarborough Stakes at York. In June he was sent to Royal Ascot where he won the New Stakes, the ra...
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1930
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