AJC Craven Plate 1918

The Finish of the AJC Craven Plate, 1918, 1 ½ miles, Randwick, NSW

Featured Image: Plate 24 by Martin Stainforth in ‘Racehorses in Australia’ (Edited by Dr W H Lang, Ken Austin and Dr Stewart McKay

Reading from the rails: Cetigne (A. Wood) first; Desert Gold (fourth); Wolaroi (second); Estland (third): from a painting in the possession of Mr W A Crowe. Cetigne was owned by AJC Committeeman Mr T A Stirton and later retired to his ‘Dunlop Stud’ at Merriwa.

This set the standard for action portraits before the advent of photo-finish cameras. It is just possible the AJC Judge on this occasion was J A K Shaw from Scone who occupied the house I now reside in and named by him ‘Geraldton’ in honour of his wife Geraldine Fitzgerald from Muswellbrook?