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Joseph E. Seagram's Queen's and King's Plate Winners

Arthur H. Hider

Published by Seagrams c. 1905, Toronto, 1905
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From Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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"Horse racing was popular in Toronto from the beginning of settlement, although there were occasional difficulties: for example, in 1837, 'this day's sport was unfortunately interrupted in consequence of a decision of the Stewards being unpalatable to some interested persons who in revenge influenced the rabble to prevent further racing. The omission to provide a constabulary force was an unfortunate oversight.' In 1859 Queen Victoria presented the Queen's Plate of fifty gunieas for Ontario-bred thoroughbreds that had never won a race, and the Queen's or King's Plate race has been run every year since 1860, at first in Toronto and then elsewhere in Ontario. It returned permanently to Toronto in 1883, at Woodbine (now Greenwood) Race Track until 1955, and then at the new Woodbine Race Track in Etobicoke. Joseph E. Seagram, the Waterloo distiller, and the Seagram Stables that he founded, won the race twenty times, more than any other stable has ever done. This print, showing his eleven winners from 1891 to 1905 at Woodbine Race Track, was probably distributed to customers of Seagram's whiskey. It hung behind the bar in many Toronto taverns until they were closed by prohibition in 1916." , Image Size : 690x1000 (mm), 27.17x39.37 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : , Printed in Color, Lithograph Very Good, laid on acid-free canvas for long term preservation. Bookseller Inventory # P2215

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Title: Joseph E. Seagram's Queen's and King's Plate...

Publisher: Seagrams c. 1905, Toronto

Publication Date: 1905

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