Her Majesty the Queen has kindly given permission for more than 60 paintings and 150 prints and drawings from the Royal Collection to be reproduced in a remarkable history of the studs under Royal patronage from the reign of Henry VIII to that of Queen Elizabeth II.
Thoroughbreds of the Crown is a major publishing project created in co-operation with The Royal Studs at Sandringham, and presented as a collector's leather-bound limited edition book. It presents a fascinating historical account of the Royal Studs throughout the centuries - from the Duke of Cumberland's 18th-Century Cranbourne Lodge Stud where he bred the sires Herod and the unbeaten Eclipse, from whom 98% of thoroughbreds today descend, to Her Majesty the Queen's Sandringham and Wolferton Studs which produced the hugely popular classic successes of Aureole, Dunfermline and Highclere.
Contributors: Marquess of Hartington CBE, Sir Michael Oswald KCVO
Paper: Heavyweight acid-free archival paper
Binding: Quarter red leather with purple buckram, gilt tooling and gilded page edging
Box: Purple cloth-covered slipcase with decorative gilt tooling
Dimension: 240mm x 340mm
Contains: 400 pages, 120000 words, 210 images