Sydney Cup 1889

Sydney Cup 1889

The featured Image shows the “Line Up” for the Sydney Cup 1889. It was a stellar cast.

L to R: Keith (4th); Abercorn* (3rd); Melos (2nd); Carbine* (1st)

* = Exported to England as sires.

Oil Painting by W McSherry: Courtesy Australian Jockey Club.

The Hon James White originally from ‘Belltrees’, Scone had a vested interest in the outcome as the owner/breeder of ‘Abercorn’. He was perhaps the most dominant of the early thoroughbred owners and breeders to emerge from the Hunter Valley. He certainly achieved legendary status as a leviathan major player.