Maltster (21)

Brown Horse, 1897, by Bill of Portland (imp) – Barley (imp).

Featured Image for a painting of the horse aged 23 in the possession of the artist Martin Stainforth.

Plate 7 by Martin Stainforth in ‘Racehorses in Australia’ (Edited by Dr W H Lang, Ken Austin and Dr Stewart McKay

The painting would have been ‘constructed’ at Widden Stud. There is a headstone marking the final resting place of Maltster together with many other champion stallions to stand at Widden. Many of the images of Malster do not do him justice; this is a probable exception even allowing for the artists’ creative energy.

Winner of the AJC and VRC Derbies; Premier Sire of Australia on five different occasions; among his progeny being Alawa, Malt King, Desert Rose, Popinjay, Maltine  etc.