We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. We have in stock some of the books on the program's suggested reading list. A selection of them, plus others that may be of interest, are included in "Featured Books" at the bottom of this page. Quantities are very limited. For other titles related to the program's theme, search by the keyword Attingham, or go to "Browse Horses" and then look through the topics Art, Driving (especially other World on Wheels volumes), Farming, Horses in Society & History, and Hunting. We're happy to ship postpaid to Attingham participants within the United States.

Original Cartoon--Tony DeSpirito and Black Metal [Kentucky Derby 1954]
Lanning, Frank [cartoonist]

Lanning, Frank [cartoonist]. Original Cartoon--Jockey Tony DeSpirito and Black Metal. Ca. 15 x 10 inches, in pen, ink, white paint, and Ben Day-like tone, on light Bristol board. Soil on margins and back, old tape residue on corners, paper age-yellowed. Signed by Lanning. ** This original cartoon was presumably made for the Providence [Rhode Island] Journal-Bulletin, where Lanning was the long-time sports cartoonist. It features two contenders for the 1954 Kentucky Derby--Maine Chance Farm's Black Metal, ridden by Tony DeSpirito in his first Derby, and Red Hannigan, co-owned by a New England man. Both horses finished far back. An unusual item for your Kentucky Derby party or silent auction! (Item ID: 14529)


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