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Finish of the 1931 St Leger

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Heritage Doncaster

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The most important day in Doncaster’s social and sporting calendar is without a doubt the day of the St Leger, when crowds flock to the town to enjoy a day’s top quality racing. Horse racing and the St Leger are the subjects of many images in the collection of Doncaster Museum Service, but none capture the excitement of a day at the races as well as this picture. You can almost hear the roar of the crowd as the horses strain to reach the finishing line.

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Doncaster


Date

1931

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 100 x W 126 cm

Accession number

DONMG : 65.31

Acquisition method

purchased, 1931

Work type

Painting


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