Sunday, 13 November 2011
Horse racing - the sport of kings
A set of postcards taken from the stamps issued to commemorate horse racing in 1979 using paintings as the pictures. They were issued on the bicentenary of the Derby.
The sport of kings is often used to describe horse racing but strictly speaking it applies to polo. Flat racing, because of its popularity with royalty is often also given the same description, but this set includes the famous Grand National race which is anything but flat. So my title is wrong all round, but nevertheless I'm leaving it there.
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