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.