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The match was for 3000 guineas with Hambletonian, the 5-4 favourite, taking victory by ‘half a neck’.

The design for the verso (below left) of two racehorses passing the winning post is thought to be after a painting by George Stubbs now at Mount Stewart, Belfast.

A version deemed ‘almost extremely fine’ took £1400 with another showing a die flaw sold at £550.