Asprey Shagreen, Ivory Presentation Box to Celebrated 1920s Jockey B.Carslake
A fabulous Asprey shagreen cigarette box with bone banding and a silver plaque which reads"ToB.CarslakefromR.StutfieldThe grateful owner ofMat McGlue18-4-27"The box is in fabulous condition, is a rare collectable and offered with no damage, cracks or missing pieces, small stain on lid at 1pm. Please note the darkish line to the front right lower section is a natural line behind the shagreen NOT a crack or damage. Original cedar lined interior with one division and three possible slot positions.A fabulous piece of horse racing memorabilia originally presented to B.Carslake, winner of the Oaks and the St Ledger back in the early 1900s.At the "JOCKEY BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP 1922 - B. Carslake defeated J. Evans in noodle match at Charity Tournament, organised by Mr Harry Preston, which raised over £5,000 for Sussex County Hospital."
Jockey: B Carslake
Starting favourite in the 1934 Oaks, Light Brocade, owned by Lord Durham, won comfortably in the hands of “Brownie” Carslake. He is one of the finest jockeys Australia has given us, and although now in the veteran stage, can always be relied upon to get the best out of his mounts.
He rode three brilliant races when winning on Mr. J. B. Joel’s Snooker in 1935. He has won two St Ledgers-on Keysoe, 1919 and Salmon Trout, 1924, the 2000 Guineas (1920) on Tetratema, and also the 1921 Lincoln Handicap on Soranus, and the Cambridgshire on Twelve Pointer in 1924.
B. Carslake in the colours of Lord Durham.
Credit: Museum of the Horse.