Hackler's Pride

Hackler's Pride

c. 1907 England

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A portrait of HACKLER'S PRIDE, painted oil on canvas and within an ebonized frame from earlier in the 19th century, signed and inscribed by the artist, 1907.
HACKLER'S PRIDE (1900) was out of Comma, by Friar Rush or Coltness. She was bred in Co. Limerick, Ireland, by Patrick Quinlan, who later named his stud there after her. She ran winless in Ireland, but was then purchased by John H.H. Peard for Captain Frank Forester, both of whom were members of the Druid's Lodge "Confederacy," a racing partnership that brought off huge gambling coups, in which Hackler's Pride figured, just after the turn of the century. Hackler's Pride won eight races, including the Cambridgeshire Stakes handicap at Newmarket two years in succession (1903 and 1904), in which the Confederacy made a great deal of money in bets. In 1905 she won Ascot's Rous Memorial Stakes after which she was purchased by Sir Tatton Sykes for his famous Sledmere Stud in Yorkshire. She died in 1922.
George Paice (1854-1925) moved from London to Croydon shortly after marrying Eunice Mary Stuart in 1879. He is seen as a competent and prolific artist who depicted horses accurately and he painted a number of large and fine point to point scenes, one of which he painted for the officers of the Royal Scots Grays. Lady Margaret Cecil was also amongst his patrons. He had a considerable personal interest in racing and at his funeral his own colours were carried on his coffin.
w:31.5 in x h:25.5 in
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5 Commonwealth Buildings
Woolwich Church Street
SE18 5NS

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