Velocipede. Winner of the St Leger at the York Spring Meeting, 1828. Rode by W.m Scott.(A Horse Equal, if not superior to Eclipse. ) By Blacklock, Dam by Juniper. The Property of Mr Armitage, to whom this Print by Special Permission is Respecfully Dedicated, by his very obliged & Obedient Servant, Rudolph Ackermann, 191 Regent St:
London: Pub.d 1st Feb.y 1831, By R. Ackermann, Jnr at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street. (between Conduit St and New Berlington St.)
Coloured aquatint with gum arabic highlights, platemark 390 x 515mm (15¼ x 20¼").
After Charles Hancock (c.1795 - c.1868). The jockey, William (Bill) Scott (1797–1848), won nineteen Classics and would have won more if he had not enjoyed his drink: he rode Sir Tatton Sykes to second place in the Epsom Derby, but several sources say he would have won if Scott had not been 'drunk and unable to steer his mount on a proper course'. Scott claimed on his deathbed that he 'had never pulled a horse in his life, never gone to bed sober and never kissed a lass against her will'.
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