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"Racing Through History: A Thrilling Journey of Speed, Strength

Background imageRaces Collection: Poster for Cheltenham Races, 1936

Poster for Cheltenham Races, 1936
Advertising Poster for Cheltenham Races, 1936. This poster shows the way that the Publicity Department used events such as race meetings to encourage the public to travel by train

Background imageRaces Collection: Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell

Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell
End of the 400 metres final at the 1924 Paris Olympics, showing Scot, Eric Liddell, crossing the finish line first. Liddell was made famous in the film, Chariots of Fire. Date: 1924

Background imageRaces Collection: Catford Stadium Advertisement

Catford Stadium Advertisement
Advert for Catford greyhound stadium in Catford, South East London, which opened its doors in July 1932 and has been hosting greyhound races ever since, showing an aerial view of the stadium

Background imageRaces Collection: Cyclists including Lance Armstrong and yellow jersey Alberto Contador in the Tour de France 2009

Cyclists including Lance Armstrong and yellow jersey Alberto Contador in the Tour de France 2009, at the Grand St. Bernard Pass, Valais, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageRaces Collection: The first Thanksgiving 1621

The first Thanksgiving 1621. Pilgrims and Natives gather to share meal. Date c1932

Background imageRaces Collection: Rowing Boat Eight

Rowing Boat Eight
Oar pattern: a study of a typical rowing eight a rowing boat team of eight men, seen from a bridge above

Background imageRaces Collection: Endeavour II

Endeavour II
A drawing of Endeavour II, the British challenger in the 1937 Americas Cup races, which was paid for and helmed by Thomas Sopwith, the famous aeroplane pioneer

Background imageRaces Collection: Runners, marathon

Runners, marathon, New York, New York State, United States of America, North America

Background imageRaces Collection: International Air Display and Races Poster

International Air Display and Races Poster
Poster, International Air Display and Races at Lympne, near Hythe, Kent, organised by the Cinque Ports Flying Club. September 1934

Background imageRaces Collection: Riders racing at El Palio horse race festival, Piazza del Campo, Siena

Riders racing at El Palio horse race festival, Piazza del Campo, Siena, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageRaces Collection: Oxford Vs Cambridge 1873

Oxford Vs Cambridge 1873
The Boat Race - Ready to Start

Background imageRaces Collection: CARTMEL RACES POSTER

CARTMEL RACES POSTER
A poster announcing Whit Monday races (29th May 1871) at Cartmel, Lancashire. Races will include a hurdle race, the Hartington Stake, the Innkeepers Stake, a Trotting Match and a Hound Dog Trail

Background imageRaces Collection: The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927

The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927
The Wettest Derby on record in 1927 with numerous well-known personalities of the turf coping with the flooded course with the help of umbrellas and rowing boats. Includes the jockey M

Background imageRaces Collection: Shamrock V races

Shamrock V races
The first appearance in a race by the Shamrock V, Sir Thomas Liptons Americas Cup challenger in 1930. The Shamrock V is seen here in the foreground, alongside Lord Camroses Cambria

Background imageRaces Collection: On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock

On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock
An illustration showing how the Goodwood meeting at the end of the Season was as much a picnic party as a race meeting, with smart spectators enjoying a picnic lunch

Background imageRaces Collection: Three jockeys fighting to come in first, front view

Three jockeys fighting to come in first, front view

Background imageRaces Collection: Riders racing at El Palio horse race festival, Piazza del Campo, Siena

Riders racing at El Palio horse race festival, Piazza del Campo, Siena, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageRaces Collection: Norton Motorbike, winner of 28 TT Races

Norton Motorbike, winner of 28 TT Races
Norton Motorbike - winner of 28 TT Races, September 1952. 1952

Background imageRaces Collection: The Derby 1923 by Cecil Aldin

The Derby 1923 by Cecil Aldin
Leaving the post at the start of the Derby of 1923, a race famously won by Papyrus, owned by Mr B. Irish and ridden by Steve Donoghue

Background imageRaces Collection: Tatler front cover, horse racing Ascot, 1955

Tatler front cover, horse racing Ascot, 1955
Front cover of The Tatler featuring an elegant couple spectating at the races. Date: 1955

Background imageRaces Collection: Bystander masthead design, 1927 - Royal Ascot

Bystander masthead design, 1927 - Royal Ascot
Illustrated masthead design for The Bystander magazine showing a vibrant scene at Royal Ascot with glamorous women, men in morning suits and top hats

Background imageRaces Collection: Brooklands Poster

Brooklands Poster
A poster for the racing programme at Brooklands Race Tract at Weybridge, Surrey, featuring Sir Malcolm Campbell driving (at the time) the worlds fastest car, Bluebird

Background imageRaces Collection: Stylish Horse Race by Victor Hicks

Stylish Horse Race by Victor Hicks
A stylised illustration showing an elegant lady leading a racehorse in the paddock. The illustration is accompanied by the following poem; Airs and graces

Background imageRaces Collection: Schneider Trophy 1929

Schneider Trophy 1929
Cover for the official programme : the aircraft depicted is the Italian Macchi 52, which to Il Duces disappointment failed to win the face

Background imageRaces Collection: Alfa Romeo Tipo 158

Alfa Romeo Tipo 158
One of the most successful racing cars ever produced, taking 47 wins from 54 races entered. Driven by great drivers Nino Farina, Juan- Manuel Fangio & Luigi Fagioli

Background imageRaces Collection: Another Derby Derby?

Another Derby Derby?
Caricatures of well known personalities of the turf caricatured by Mel before the Epsom Derby of 1928. Clockwise from top left - Sir Abe Bailey, owner of Advocate, Lord Dewar, owner of Sunny Trace

Background imageRaces Collection: Domestic Dog, Greyhound, adults, racing at track, England, july

Domestic Dog, Greyhound, adults, racing at track, England, july

Background imageRaces Collection: Delage car driven by R J Seaman at the Isle of Man

Delage car driven by R J Seaman at the Isle of Man, 1938 Date: 1938

Background imageRaces Collection: Hall of Man sculptures by Malvina Hoffman

Hall of Man sculptures by Malvina Hoffman
Double page spread from The Illustrated London News featuring editorial and photographs relating to the range of sculptures by the American female sculptor, Malvina Hoffman

Background imageRaces Collection: Some Grand National

Some Grand National
A number of jockeys who were expected to ride in the 1938 Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree " walking the plank" at the famous Bechers Brook

Background imageRaces Collection: The Schneider Trophy

The Schneider Trophy, presented by French industrialist Jacques Schneider, himself a record- breaking balloonist; his aim, to encourage aviation. The cup is worth 67000 euros

Background imageRaces Collection: Oxford V Cambridge 1958

Oxford V Cambridge 1958
An official souvenir from the Oxford versus Cambridge boat race from Putney to Mortlake on 5th April which was won by Cambridge by 3.5 lengths

Background imageRaces Collection: Advertisement for Ford Anglia cars

Advertisement for Ford Anglia cars -- male and female models posing (Geraldine Hill, Susan Ingram and Ossie O Leary). 1959

Background imageRaces Collection: The Alexandra Park Races, 1868

The Alexandra Park Races, 1868
Engraving showing one of the horse races held at Alexandra Park, Muswell Hill, during the summer of 1868. The large stand is clearly visible on the right of the image

Background imageRaces Collection: Oxford V Cambridge 1949

Oxford V Cambridge 1949
An official souvenir from the Oxford versus Cambridge boat race from Putney to Mortlake on 26th March which was won by Cambridge by quarter of a length

Background imageRaces Collection: Londons First Greyhound Racing at White City by C. E. Turner

Londons First Greyhound Racing at White City by C. E. Turner
Illustration by C.E. Turner depicting the new sport of greyhound racing first staged at Belle Vue in Manchester in 1926 and then shortly afterwards in White City

Background imageRaces Collection: Runners, marathon

Runners, marathon, New York, New York State, United States of America, North America

Background imageRaces Collection: Imperialism Ww1

Imperialism Ww1
Napoleon to Edward VII: " I wanted to create a French Empire, you a British one -- now theres going to be a German one!"

Background imageRaces Collection: Boat Race Crews Training

Boat Race Crews Training
The Oxford and Cambridge crews in training: a birds eye view from Putney Bridge

Background imageRaces Collection: Cambridge Boat Crew 1930

Cambridge Boat Crew 1930
The Cambridge boat crew on their first outing on the River Thames at Henley, Surrey, England. They won the Oxford vs Cambridge boat race that year (1930)! Date: 1930

Background imageRaces Collection: ASCOT 1929

ASCOT 1929
A stylised illustration depicting to elegant race goers at Ascot races in 1929, he with top hat and cigarette holder; her languid with a red hat

Background imageRaces Collection: DONCASTER

DONCASTER
Doncaster, south Yorkshire, seen from the northwest, across the river Don (hence its name) - famous for its races and butterscotch

Background imageRaces Collection: Boat Race Hammersmith

Boat Race Hammersmith
The boat race, as viewed from Hammersmith Bridge

Background imageRaces Collection: Oxford V Cambridge 1877

Oxford V Cambridge 1877
(L) Danger Ahead (R) At Barnes Race which had a controversial dead heat finish

Background imageRaces Collection: Hexham Racecourse

Hexham Racecourse Date: 04 October 2002

Background imageRaces Collection: 1902 Gordon Bennett Trophy: Selwyn Francis SF Edge with mechanic Cecil Edge before the start at

1902 Gordon Bennett Trophy: Selwyn Francis SF Edge with mechanic Cecil Edge before the start at Champigny
Paris to Innsbruck. 26-28 June 1902. Selwyn Francis " SF" Edge with mechanic Cecil Edge (Napier 50) before the start at Champigny. They finished in 1st position

Background imageRaces Collection: Jockeys riding in horse race, spectators in background, side view

Jockeys riding in horse race, spectators in background, side view

Background imageRaces Collection: Boat Race Scenes 1903

Boat Race Scenes 1903
Scenes at the boat race: competitors and spectators



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"Racing Through History: A Thrilling Journey of Speed, Strength, and Triumph" Witness the exhilarating Olympic 400m race finish in 1924 as athletes push their limits to claim victory. Catford Stadium Advertisement: Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled showdown at the renowned racing venue. The Tour de France 2009 - a battle of cycling titans featuring Lance Armstrong and yellow jersey holder Alberto Contador. Step back in time with a vintage poster capturing the excitement of Cheltenham Races in 1936. Reflect on the origins of competition as we celebrate "The First Thanksgiving" held in 1621, where unity and friendly races prevailed. Feel the power and synchronization of rowing boat eights gliding through water, showcasing teamwork at its finest. Marvel at the endurance displayed by marathon runners as they conquer long distances with unwavering determination. Soar high with daredevil pilots during an International Air Display and Races Poster event that will leave you breathless. Shamrock V races against fierce competitors, demonstrating sailing prowess amidst challenging conditions. Immerse yourself in tradition at El Palio horse race festival where riders fiercely compete for glory within Siena's historic Piazza del Campo. Relive one of history's most iconic rivalries - Oxford vs Cambridge - dating all the way back to their intense clash in 1873. Experience heart-pounding action from a front-row view as three jockeys fight tooth and nail to cross that finish line first. From ancient times to modern-day spectacles, they have captivated audiences worldwide, embodying human spirit, perseverance, and triumph over adversity across various disciplines – be it running tracks or horse tracks; roads or rivers; skies or seas; fields or stadiums – these contests continue to inspire us all.