BLUEBLOODS AND THOROUGHBREDS
European aristocracy and visiting Yanks attend England's Tattersall sales at Newmarket and buy $2 million worth of horses
HANDLER TRIES TO LEAD COLT THROUGH BARRICADE TO SALE RING AS ONLOOKERS CONCEAL INTEREST BY VARIETY OF EXPRESSIONS RANGING FROM MODERATE CONCERN TO UTTER BOREDOM
The countess of derby, for whose husband's family all Derbies (hats included) are named, talks horses with Trainer Jack Leech.
The duke of Norfolk (center) peruses catalog. An ardent horseman, the duke is retiring senior steward of the Jockey Club. At duke's right is Lord Hothfield, and at his left is the Honorable Mrs. George Lambton.
Horsemen Gather in waiting room near sale ring. On wall is painting of Messrs. Tattersall's auction establishment at Hyde Park Corner, London in 1865.
Continental visitors Mrs. Etti Plesch, husband Arpad Plesch and Baron Guy de Rothschild (right) talk over possible bids. Plesch, a former Hungarian banker now living in France, recently bought the late John Arthur Dewar's stud in Ireland. Baron de Rothschild, head of the Paris branch of the international banking family, is the owner of one of the Continent's top stables.
Second Steward of the Jockey Club and an owner-breeder, Lord Howard de Walden (left) discusses the horses offered for sale by Tattersall's with his nattily outfitted trainer, Jack Waugh.
The honorable John Jacob Astor, whose clubs include Boodle's and Buck's, puts his hand to cheek in conversation with Sir Richard Sykes. In the center is Owner R. N. Richmond-Watson.
Fox-Hunting cleric, Eric Wheeler, the Vicar of Steeple Bumpstead, watches horses parade around ring. Wheeler regularly attends sale watching for mounts that meet a vicar's budget.