Trafalgar Head Portrait

Trafalgar (4*)

Plate 1 in ‘Racehorses in Australia’ (Edited by Dr W H Lang, Ken Austin and Dr Stewart McKay): From a painting of the horse by Martin Stainforth at the age of 7 years in the possession of Dr Stewart Mackay.

Trafalgar (4*). Chestnut Horse, 1905, by Wallace – Grand Canary. Winner of £22,111, and a high class stayer. At stud in NSW. Sire of Visibility, Heart of Oak, Annexit, etc. Owned by the Executors of the late Walter Mitchell, NSW.

‘Trafalgar’ was one of the most genuine stayers bred in Australia of the era in the early 20th century. He was a ‘favourite’ of Dr Stewart McKay who retained the portrait depicted in the featured image. It was given the prestige of Plate I in the authors book co-written with Dr W H Lang and Ken Austin.

Douglas M Barry also placed the portrait on the front dust cover of his seminal treatise on ‘The Australian Bloodhorse’.