Monday, 19 March 2012

Print du Jour

This Spy portrait of, the Jockey, Daniel Aloysius Maher, forms part of our growing collection of Vanity Fair Portraits.

Danny [Daniel Aloysius Maher] 
Spy [Sir Leslie Ward]
Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith. Sept.r 10th, 1903.
Image 340 x 200 mm, Sheet 383 x 261 mm

Daniel Aloysius Maher (1881-1916) was an American Hall of Fame jockey who also became a Champion jockey in Great Britain. Anti-gambling sentiment and restrictions on racing led Maher and other jockeys to leave America for Europe where they quickly made a mark on European racing. In England, Maher won 1,421 races with 25 percent of his mounts. A three time winner of the Epsom Derby, Maher also won the Ascot Gold Cup on two occassions. In 1913, the prolific jockey obtained British citizenship. 

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