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Briseis Winner Melbourne Cup engraving 1876

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Briseis, Winner of the Melbourne Cup


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Antique print relating to Australia


'Australasian Race Meetings : Briseis, Winner of the Melbourne Cup, and the Oaks' Briseis foaled in 1873, was a brown Australian Thoroughbred filly that is regarded as one of the greatest mares ever foaled in Australia. As a two-year-old she won the AJC Doncaster Handicap and the weight for age (w.f.a.) AJC All Aged Stakes. Then as a three-year-old she won the VRC Victoria Derby (by 3 lengths, in record time), the Melbourne Cup (by 2 lengths) and the VRC Oaks, all within six days. There is a race carrying her name at the Melbourne Cup carnival each year. The Briseis Gold Cup at Geelong is also named in her honour. The Geelong Racing Club has named the Briseis Function Centre after her. Half-page illustration from 'The Pictorial World'. Unrelated text on the reverse.

Additional Information

artist The Pictorial World
method Wood-engraving
date 1876
size 395mmm by 270mm (sheet)
SKU AU7550