WHYTE'S THE CHRISTMAS SALE Ends 13 December 2021 from 6PM

179 THE CHRISTMAS SALE - ART & COLLECTIBLES· TIMED AUCTION - ENDS MONDAY 13 DECEMBER 2021 6PM 168 R. Barclay (early 20th century) ORBY - WINNER OF ENGLISH AND IRISH DERBIES, 1907 watercolour signed lower right; inscribed and dated on reverse; also with a newspaper clipping on reverse 10 by 12in. (25.4 by 30.5cm) Frame Dimensions: 16.5 by 18.25in. (41.9 by 46.4cm) Provenance: Neptune Gallery, Dublin, c. 1969; Private collection; Whyte’s, 16 September 2003, lot 110; Private collection At one time “as famous as Arkle”, Orby was the rst Irish-trained horse to win the Epsom Derby and to run in the Irish equivalent in 1907. He was owned by Richard Croker (1841-1922), the so-called “Boss” of Tammany Hall in New York. Croker left America in disgust at the election of a reform ticket mayor, taking with him to England his valuable stable of race horses. However, the English Jockey Club refused Croker permission to train his horses at Newmarket, thus he uprooted once more and settled in his native Ireland, at Glencairn in Cabinteely, Co. Dublin, from where he went on to make horse-racing history. €600-€800 (£500-£670 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot168