Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 103 Collections and/or Records:
The Dangers of Chasing, 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph of the horse, "William Lad" turning a complete somersault at the 'open ditch at Kempton Park, throwing his jockey to the ground. Tarnapol (left) also narrowly escaped disaster, but Morgan kept his seat when his mount fell to his knees, and managed to continue the race' in the early 20th century.
The House Which Gave Its Name to "The Oaks", 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photograph and description of the mansion, "The Oaks", in Banstead, Surrey, England in the early 20th century. The text beneath the image notes that the house was originally purchased in the 1700's by General Burgoyne and then sold to the Earl of Derby, who in 1779 instituted a horse race, "The Oaks" for 'three-year old fillies to be run on the neighboring downs' which was named after the house.
Thirteen-Year-Old Girl as "Trainer", 1870s-1930s
Scope and Contents Photographs of Naomi Shankland, the thirteen year-old daughter of John Shankland of Effingham, Surrey taking care of racehorses on her father's farm in the early 20th century.