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Michael Feehan's avatar Michael Feehan

The following is from the "Belfast Times" April 18th, 1928 : "The 24th running of the Mixed Breed Cup was held Saturday at Down Royal Raceway in Kilmore. Over 10,000 spectators were in attendance to witness Brian McGrath's "Foxie's Mare", with Michael McGuire aboard, take the coveted trophy over the favorite "Ewe-B-Gone" in record time in a finish which took officials over 30 minutes to decide it's outcome despite the finish being photoed. Much consternation over the definition of "Nose or muzzle" took place. A donnybrook erupted between odds makers and spectators, and police were required to re-establish order. Several members of the Leahey clan were arrested for hooliganism and inciting to violence. The annual event, which began in 1904, draws racing fans from all over Ireland and the U.K. in a stunning display of unique breed mixtures. County Down is known for it's advances in animal husbandry, and these breeders are known throughout the horse racing world. In all, a grand day!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Width: 7 ft.
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 5 ft.