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King George IV: Royalty, Racing and Reputation at National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art [Newmarket]

A hand-coloured print satirising the scandal involving the Prince of Wales's race horse 'Escape' which was involved with rigging racing odds. 'Escape' has both of its legs bound by the motto of the Order of the Garter as a reference to its losing a race o
How to Escape Winning. ©

This major loan from the Royal Collection coincides with the bicentenary of George IV's accession to the throne in 1820. The paintings, works on paper and decorative arts loaned to Newmarket form a focused study of his enthusiasm and patronage of horse racing, sometimes called the 'Sport of Kings'. Racing enabled him to entertain friends and political acquaintances, to travel the country, and also brought him a degree of sporting success and the first significant wins from the Royal Stud.

The exhibition is on display at Newmarket until April 2020.

Rooms and locations with objects on display