The first photo in Hong Kong racing history of a thoroughbred Private Purchase PP from England for the duel of Jardines and Dents, Mr Beresford’s SIR WILLIAM, won the Challenge Cup, with Jardine racing silks of Blue and Silver braid was immortalized as artwork and literature after the 2nd day, Annual Race Meeting 1863-02-24 Tuesday. The album owner, A P Howell, quoted Shakespeare under the horse‘s portrait.
『It is a most absolute and excellent horse. It is the prince of palfreys; his neigh is like the bidding of a monarch and his countenance enforces homage. Nay, the man hath no wit that cannot, from the rising of the lark to the lodging of the lamb, vary deserved praise on my palfrey: it is a theme as fluent as the sea: turn the sands into eloquent tongues, and my horse is argument for them all: ’tis a subject for a sovereign to reason on, and for a sovereign’s sovereign to ride on; and for the world, familiar to us and unknown to lay apart their particular functions and wonder at him.』 — 《King Henry V》 Act 3 Sc 7
1975-05-05 royal visit QEII Cup programme racebook Stewards list
Stewards list, night racing, official programme, racebook, inaugural QEII Cup, Royal Visit, Happy Valley Racecourse 1975-05-05 Queen Elizabeth II Cup
1937-02-20 Annual Race Meeting 1st Day racebook programme race list
programme 1937-02-20 Annual Race Meeting 1st Day 2nd day racebook race list
1863-02-24 Annual 2nd Day Race Programme Challenge Cup SIR WILLIAM, NIGER silk Jardine Dent racebook
Jardines' silk color was Blue and Silver; Dents' silk color was Scarlet and White Hoop Scarlet Cap. 1863-02-24 Annual 2nd ...