Racehorse Legends

April 06, 2017 by Stanley Gibbons

Royal Mail will release eight stamps today depicting some of Britain’s greatest Racehorse Legends. This issue will be the first commemorative stamps to be released following the 2017 Royal Mail tariffs introduced on 27 March.

Due to a long-term passion in royal circles, horse racing is known as the ‘Sport of Kings’. The home of organised horse racing in Britain is Newmarket, thanks to patronage of James I and Charles I. It was Charles I’s enthusiasm for the sport which led to the importation of powerful stallions from the East, such as Godolphin Arabian and Byerley Turk, who would go on to become the founding sires of all the world’s thoroughbred racehorses.

To find out more, see the latest GSM.

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