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Finishing Post Collection

"Moments of Triumph: Capturing the Thrill at the Finishing Post" Shaun Golin's triumphant ride leads him to victory as he passes the finishing post

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Shaun Golin passes the finishing post to wing the 1930 Grand National. 29th March 1930

Shaun Golin passes the finishing post to wing the 1930 Grand National. 29th March 1930

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Quare Times seen here winning the 1955 Grand National 28th March 1955

Quare Times seen here winning the 1955 Grand National 28th March 1955

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Longchamp races; finishing post, 1886. Creator: Jean Beraud

Longchamp races; finishing post, 1886. Creator: Jean Beraud
Longchamp races; finishing post, 1886

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Runners in the Andy Capp Handdicap are paraded past the finishing post lead by So Royal

Runners in the Andy Capp Handdicap are paraded past the finishing post lead by So Royal. Redcar, North Yorkshire. 23rd June 1973

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: JOCKEY Alec Russell was suspended for three days at Newcastle for causing serious

JOCKEY Alec Russell was suspended for three days at Newcastle for causing serious interference on Downstream in a sensational race for the Northumberland Sprint. Alec

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: The Worcester: Coming In, engraved by Charles Hunt (colour litho)

The Worcester: Coming In, engraved by Charles Hunt (colour litho)
BSA266822 The Worcester: Coming In, engraved by Charles Hunt (colour litho) by Hunt, Charles (Snr.) (1803-77); 65x76 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: The Finish of the 1862 Derby, 1862 (oil on board) (see 451912 for pair)

The Finish of the 1862 Derby, 1862 (oil on board) (see 451912 for pair)
OJ451913 The Finish of the 1862 Derby, 1862 (oil on board) (see 451912 for pair) by Alken, Samuel Henry (1810-94); Private Collection; (add.info.: won by Caractacus)

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Salvator beats Tenny at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, by a throat latch

Salvator beats Tenny at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, by a throat latch
STC306621 Salvator beats Tenny at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, by a throat latch, 25th June 1890 (b/w photo) by American Photographer

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Boys racing their hoops to the finishing post (chromolitho)

Boys racing their hoops to the finishing post (chromolitho)
5217601 Boys racing their hoops to the finishing post (chromolitho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Boys racing their hoops to the finishing post)

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: The Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase - Coming In, published 1872 (colour litho)

The Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase - Coming In, published 1872 (colour litho)
STC193210 The Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase - Coming In, published 1872 (colour litho) by Charles Hunt & Son (19th century); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Royal Tan wins by a neck the 1954 Grand National from Tudor Line 10 April 1954

Royal Tan wins by a neck the 1954 Grand National from Tudor Line 10 April 1954

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Racegoers gather at the finishing post during the Andy Capp Handicapp race meeting at

Racegoers gather at the finishing post during the Andy Capp Handicapp race meeting at Redcar 23rd June 1973

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: The rest of the field in the Andy Capp Handicap crosses the line after Cliff Parkes

The rest of the field in the Andy Capp Handicap crosses the line after Cliff Parkes and 16 - 1 shot Fiery Coin crosses the line. 23rd June 1973

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Mill Reef and Geoff Lewis (17) seen here winning Britains premier classic '

Mill Reef and Geoff Lewis (17) seen here winning Britains premier classic " The Derby" at Epsom from Linden Tree (13) June 1971

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Daily Mirror horseracing pundit Bob Butchers at Kempton Park Race Course

Daily Mirror horseracing pundit Bob Butchers at Kempton Park Race Course. 3rd November 1972

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: St Leger - Finish of race won by Ridge Wood 1949 020092 / 9CN

St Leger - Finish of race won by Ridge Wood 1949 020092 / 9CN
St Leger - Finish of race won by Ridge Wood 1949 020092/9CN

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Flat racing on the frozen lake at St Moritz

Flat racing on the frozen lake at St Moritz

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: The Finish for the Royal Hunt Cup, c1903

The Finish for the Royal Hunt Cup, c1903. The Royal Hunt Cup is a flat handicap horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older

Background imageFinishing Post Collection: Lord Westminsters Cardinal Puff, with Sam Darling Up, Winning the Tradesmans Plate

Lord Westminsters Cardinal Puff, with Sam Darling Up, Winning the Tradesmans Plate
XYC265054 Lord Westminsters Cardinal Puff, with Sam Darling Up, Winning the Tradesmans Plate, Chester, c.1839 (oil on canvas) by Tasker, William (1808-52); 49.5x75.2 cm; Yale Center for British Art


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"Moments of Triumph: Capturing the Thrill at the Finishing Post" Shaun Golin's triumphant ride leads him to victory as he passes the finishing post, claiming the 1930 Grand National on March 29th. So Royal proudly parades past the finishing post, leading a pack of runners in the thrilling Andy Capp Handicap race. Jockey Alec Russell faces suspension for three days after causing serious disruptions during a race at Newcastle near the finishing post. Charles Hunt's exquisite engraving "The Worcester: Coming In" beautifully depicts horses racing towards the finishing post with unmatched intensity and grace. The dramatic oil painting "The Finish of the 1862 Derby" captures an exhilarating moment as horses thunder towards the coveted finishing post (see 451912 for pair). Salvator edges out Tenny by a mere throat latch at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, leaving spectators breathless at this nail-biting finish nearsightedly captured in history. Vibrant chromolitho artwork showcases boys racing their hoops to reach an imaginary but equally exciting finishing post – pure childhood joy frozen in time. Published in 1872, "The Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase - Coming In" lithograph immerses us into a world where courageous jockeys and gallant steeds conquer obstacles en route to that elusive finish line. Witnessing horse-racing history unfold before their eyes, eager racegoers gather around the iconic finishing post during Andy Capp Handicap race meeting – anticipation fills every corner of this electrifying atmosphere. Quare Times leaves his mark on history by triumphantly crossing over that illustrious finishing line first and winning hearts during his victorious run at the 1955 Grand National on March 28th.