Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

Racehorse Legends

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Racehorse Legends £30.00 Limited Availability
Racehorse Legends signed by Richard Dunwoody £37.50 Limited Availability

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  • 'We Three Kings' stunning painting by Susan Crawford
  • Featuring Arkle, Red Rum & Desert Orchid
  • Full set of eight Race Horse Legends stamps
  • With a Newmarket postmark (6th April, 2017)
  • Available signed by Richard Dunwoody


Issue Date: 06/04/2017

Issue Name: RaceHorse Legends

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Royal Mail have chosen to commemorate eight ‘Race Horse Legends’, a list that fuels debate. Buckingham Covers however, have highlighted the undoubted Three Kings of Horse Racing. Using the wonderful ‘We Three Kings’ painting by Susan Crawford, we see the amazing Arkle, Red Rum and the Dramatic Desert Orchid.

This truly fantastic first day cover highlights the ‘Three Kings’ and includes the stamp of each horse above them, each one cancelled with a Horse Shoe designed Newmarket, Suffolk postmark. A limited edition, highly collectable cover that would surely be treasured by racing fans worldwide!

 

  • 'We Three Kings' stunning painting by Susan Crawford
  • Featuring Arkle, Red Rum & Desert Orchid
  • Full set of eight Race Horse Legends stamps
  • With a Newmarket postmark 6th April, 2017)
  • Available signed by Richard Dunwoody

 

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Race Horse Legends

Voted the Number 1 favourite horse by Racing Post readers, Arkle was described as ‘a freak, an unrepeatable lucky shake of genetic cocktail.’ Arkle won 27 of 35 races including the prestigious 1964 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Desert Orchid was voted second favourite in the same poll and the dramatic finale of the 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup saw Desert Orchid behind and tiring at the final fence before powering up the notorious climb of the Cheltenham home straight to edge victory at the line, leaving the animated commentator to exclaim, “Simon Sherwood [jockey] punches the air, Dessie has done it!”

 

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Richard Dunwoody MBE is a retired British jockey in National Hunt racing. He was a three-time Champion Jockey, riding 1699 British winners in his career. His father was a leading Point to Point rider.

 

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