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The Queen’s Statue Maquette Bronze For Auction At Goffs London Sale

As the United Kingdom begins its Platinum Jubilee festivities, Goffs are delighted to announce that they have been asked to auction a maquette bronze of Her Majesty The Queen with a Mare and Foal as the Last Lot at Goffs London Sale on Monday 13 June, the eve of Royal Ascot.  The auction will raise funds for the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket, of which Her Majesty is the patron. 

The statue is a maquette of the original bronze that stands in Newmarket at the entrance to the Rowley Mile racecourse and has become a symbol of Her Majesty’s enduring connection with the thoroughbred racehorse.  The statue by Etienne Millner and Charlie Langton was unveiled in November 2016 by The Queen who owns Number 1 (of a limited collection of 12 maquettes) which is displayed in Buckingham Palace. 
 
The maquette measures 60cm x 45cm x 40cm and will be on display in the entrance hall at Epsom this weekend for the Oaks and Derby meeting and will be available to view throughout the afternoon at the London Sale ahead of being sold as the last lot.    
 
Goffs Group Chief Executive, Henry Beeby commented:
 
“Goffs is honoured to have been asked to auction the bronze of Her Majesty The Queen with a Mare and Foal at this year’s London Sale.  Selling such a beautiful piece at Kensington Palace Gardens on the eve of Royal Ascot, particularly during The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, should generate great interest among our guests in attendance and we hope to raise plenty of funds for the National Horseracing Museum who do such excellent work in showcasing and preserving the legacy of our wonderful sport”.
 
Chairman of the NHRM, Hon Frances Stanley, added:
 
“The Goffs sale encapsulates all the promise and excitement of the forthcoming week of Royal Ascot.  It is a unique event for the international racing industry who come together in the Royal grounds of Kensington Palace.  To be able to offer this collectors maquette as the last lot of the Goffs sale in Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee year is a particularly fitting time for racing lovers to show their support for the National Horseracing Museum (NHRM).
 
The Queen’s Statue maquette will be on display this weekend at Epsom for the Oaks and Derby meeting in the entrance hall along with paintings depicting Her Majesty during her long lifetime”.

Enquiries about the Last Lot can be made to Goffs.
 
The Goffs London Sale held in association with Privat 3 Money will feature a top class catalogue of horses with Royal Ascot entries, international racing prospects, elite breeding stock and breeding rights.  The catalogue will be available online from this weekend.